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Rejection Can Make You More Creative, by Clay Dillow
Don’t let rejection get you down--it might be the ticket to creativity, science says. That’s right: If regular rejection doesn’t cause you to lose all self-confidence and withdraw from the world entirely, it just might boost your ability to think outside of the mainstream and draw upon a unique worldview, suggesting that the kind of people society considers “geniuses” might tend to have a go-it-alone, loner mentality. Read more ...
Study Shows Fast Food Logos, Brands Imprinted on Children's Brains, by Mike Sunnucks
A new study shows fast food brands and logos are imprinted on children’s and teenagers brains and establish consumer patterns at a young age.
The medical and behavioral study shows a change in children’s brain patterns when they shown logos of fast food brands and well-known foods. Those brain patterns indicate stimulus towards appetite. Read more ...
Experimental Gadgets Do Job, Then Dissolve in Body, by Ted C. Fishman
Scientists reported Thursday that they succeeded in creating tiny medical devices sealed in silk cocoons that did the work they were designed for, then dissolved in the bodies of lab mice. It's an early step in a technology that may hold promise not only for medicine but also for disposal of electronic waste.
The new work is "a remarkable achievement" in combining materials to produce a working device, said Christopher Bettinger of Carnegie Mellon University. He works on biodegradable electronics but was not involved in the study. Read more ...
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