Maia Szalavitz looks at research into the addictive quality of fattening foods, which suggests that long-term exposure to fattening items make users less likely to derive pleasure from them. “Some addiction researchers might even argue that potato chips — and other high-fat, high-calorie foods — are more effective than a crack pipe in terms of keeping “users” hooked long-term.” But there may be other factors in play; they ability to get pleasure from food may also be related to the people and situations around us.
Sooner or later, Earth is going to be hit by a large enough space object to cause significant damage to humanity. Stopping them isn’t easy.
The recipe for a perfect date night: a rom-com, a bowl of popcorn, and a syringe of testosterone — at least for gerbils, anyway.
Short-hop regional flights could be running on batteries in a few years.
Fluphenazine, once used to treat schizophrenia, is capable of blocking a compound connected to chronic pain.
The aging brain is networked differently.