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Medical News Today: Sugar alters brain chemistry after only 12 days

New research in pigs finds that sugar intake alters the reward-processing circuitry of the brain in a similar way to addictive drugs. Whenever we learn something new or experience something pleasurable, our brain’s reward system becomes activated. With the help of natural brain chemicals, several brain areas communicate with each other to help us learn… Read More »

Developers of lithium-ion batteries win Nobel Prize in chemistry

Ted Spiegel | Corbis Documentary | Getty The Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to the scientists John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino for “the development of lithium-ion batteries.” Used in everything from laptops and smartphones to Elon Musk’s Tesla vehicles, lithium-ion batteries, which are rechargeable, play an incredibly important role… Read More »