Month: June 2022

Neuroscience News logo for mobile.

Just seeing a meal triggers an inflammatory response in the brain

Overview: The simple sight and smell of a meal prior to consumption triggers the release of insulin. This insulin release is dependent on a short-term inflammatory response. In overweight people, this inflammatory response is so exaggerated that it can reduce insulin secretion. Source: University of Basel Even before carbohydrates reach the bloodstream, the sight and …

Just seeing a meal triggers an inflammatory response in the brain Read More »

This $44 dupe of the internet’s most popular frying pans is the only cookware you’ll ever need

Photo credit: QVC “Hearst Magazines and Yahoo may earn commission or income on some items through the links below.” Ready for a hot take? Unless you’re cooking a multi-course meal or lots of side dishes the normal way, you really don’t have a huge pan set eating up precious real estate in your cupboards. You …

This $44 dupe of the internet’s most popular frying pans is the only cookware you’ll ever need Read More »

Meta AI and University of Texas at Austin Researchers Open-Source Three New ML Models for Audiovisual Understanding of Human Speech and Sounds in Video Designed for AR and VR

Acoustics have a major influence on how we perceive moments. As society moves towards mixed and virtual realities, ongoing research is being done to produce high quality sound that accurately reflects a person’s environment. AI models must be able to understand a person’s physical environment based on what that environment looks and sounds like. This …

Meta AI and University of Texas at Austin Researchers Open-Source Three New ML Models for Audiovisual Understanding of Human Speech and Sounds in Video Designed for AR and VR Read More »

Neuroscience News logo for mobile.

The youngest children within their school year are more often treated for ADHD

Overview: Research reports that the youngest children in a class are more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD, suggesting that immaturity in an age group may influence the diagnosis. Source: University of Nottingham New research with experts from the University of Nottingham shows that children who are younger than their classmates are more likely to …

The youngest children within their school year are more often treated for ADHD Read More »

Drive-Thru

Man’s Revenge Of Customers Horning In Drive-Thru Line Delights Internet

One man’s “minor” revenge on the customer behind him at a Steak ‘N Shake drive-thru has earned him a rousing round of applause online. The proportion of Americans using drive-thrus has risen since COVID-19 hit the US, when many restaurants were closed. According to a 2021 study by a mobile marketing company bluedot74 percent of …

Man’s Revenge Of Customers Horning In Drive-Thru Line Delights Internet Read More »

Ilona Jaspers, PhD

Fourth-generation vaping devices increase immune cell risk

With the FDA ordering Juul to stop selling their e-cigarette devices, UNC School of Medicine researchers led by Ilona Jaspers, PhD, published the first study to compare the respiratory immune health effects of different types of devices. Ilona Jaspers, PhD CHAPEL HILL, NC — Not all electronic cigarette devices are created equal. Some fourth-generation models …

Fourth-generation vaping devices increase immune cell risk Read More »

Neuroscience News logo for mobile.

Robot nose that can “smell” disease on your breath

Overview: A new robotic system can identify volatile organic compounds associated with disease by analyzing body emissions. Source: Tsinghua University Press Scientists are working on diagnostic techniques that can sniff out chemical compounds from breath, sweat, tears and other body emissions and act as fingerprints for thousands of diseases. But bringing this concept – known …

Robot nose that can “smell” disease on your breath Read More »

Man creating "guidebook" keep info on women

Man infuriates the internet with ‘guide’ he created to keep track of information about women

A college girl who created a “guide” to track information about women has enraged the internet with a new post that is going viral on social media. Published on reddit‘s infamous r/AmITeA**hole forum, a guy under the username u/kaiokamikaze shared his story to get feedback from the AITA community to determine if he was wrong. …

Man infuriates the internet with ‘guide’ he created to keep track of information about women Read More »