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Children With ADHD have Weaker Brain Connections in Networks Linked with Attention

ADHD Children Tend to have Weaker Brain Connections in Brain Networks Linked with Attention

On doing MRI brain scans of 180 children with and without attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) condition, researchers found weaker brain connections among brain networks that help the mind focus in children with ADHD. The published online Dec. 15 in the journal Biological Psychiatry showed weaker bran connections in brain networks lined with attention in children with the disorder. The findings clear throw light on the fact that children with ADHD differ from other kids in the way their brains are wired.

Tech Giants Join Hands to Donate $1 Billion to AI Non-Profit

Tech Giants Join Hands to Donate $1 Billion to a Non-Profit

Some famous tech giants have collaborated to give $1 billion to a non-profit called Open AI and Artificial Intelligence research group. The main aim of the research group is to ‘advance digital intelligence’ to a point at which it can help humans.

SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk in a joint effort with Y Combinator president Sam Altman, LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman, and Musk’s PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, hope that this donation will help Open AI to function freely without worrying about generating a financial return.

Being Vegetarian you are contributing a Lot in Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Study

Being Vegetarian you are contributing a Lot in Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Good news for bacon lovers of the world and bad news for vegetarians. Or, at least non-vegetarians should be proud that their pork belly is better for the environmental in terms of greenhouse gas emissions. Do you eat food by following guidelines set forward by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)? By doing so, you are contributing a lot in greenhouse emissions compared to non-vegetarians.

Perturbed internet users tend to navigate their mouse more slowly, not faster as some might expect

Perturbed internet users tend to navigate their mouse more slowly, not faster as some might expect

A move similar to Google’s efforts to help you shun drunk e-mailing, computer scientists have taken some steps in an attempt to keep you happy while you use the Web. They will do so by gauging when you get ticked off.

The researchers conducted three different experiments and discovered that Internet users who feel confused, angry, frustrated or upset while online likely to move their cursor periodically and less precisely, rather than in smooth strokes.

Know How Dogs Raise Fluids While Drinking

Know How Dogs Raise Fluids into Their Mouths to Drink

A team of researchers conducted an interesting study to find the hidden truth behind messy drinking style of dogs. The team, during their study, found how dogs raise fluids into their mouths to drink anything.

The team, for the study, compared the data on how dogs drink with the data from the previous studies of cats. They found that even though feline and canine mouths had same structures, their approach to drink anything was different.

Tumor-Treating Fields Can Extend Lives of Patients with Brain Tumor

Tumor-Treating Fields Can Extend Lives of Patients with Brain Tumor

Researchers of a new study have suggested a new type of electromagnetic field therapy called tumor-treating fields can help to increase the survival rate among patients with brain tumor who have undergone routine chemotherapy.

In the research published in the journal JAMA, the researchers tested the therapy in people with glioblastoma, which is one of the most devastating forms of brain cancer in adults.

MIT Engineers design Atomic Force Microscope That Scans 2,000 Times Faster than Commercial Microscope

MIT Engineers design Atomic Force Microscope That Scans 2,000 Times Faster than Commercial Microscope

A team comprising of engineers from the Massachusetts Institute of technology (MIT) recently came up with an atomic force microscope (AFM) that scans images almost 2,000 times faster than the existing commercial models.

Using this high-speed instrument, the team was able to produce images of chemical processes that are taking place at the nanoscale, at a rate that is close to real-time video.

Study says Humans sleep better in Less Time due to Evolution

Study says Humans sleep better in Less Time due to Evolution

A new study by the National Sleep Foundation has claimed that humans are much shorter sleepers than their closest animal relatives. Primate species sleep for 14 to 17 hours per night, while humans need just seven to nine hours of sleep.

Study co-author David Samson said human species is unique from other when it comes to sleep time. A short and high quality sleep is enough for humans, Samson added. The study included about 21 species of primates to create a database of sleeping patterns. Study researchers used statistical techniques to find a species’ position in primate tree.

Curiosity is primary motivation behind trying e-cigarettes among teenagers: Survey

Curiosity is primary motivation behind trying e-cigarettes among teenagers: Survey

A national survey of nearly 45,000 youth has unveiled that cigarette use among teens has touched all-time low, but their preference for e-cigarettes has not faded. The students were found to give preference to e-cigarettes over normal cigarettes.

Main reason behind trying e-cigarette was curiosity that makes them try it. Study’s lead researcher Lloyd Johnston said that teenagers try e-cigarettes as they want to know what they were like upon experiment.

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