Study uses fMRI brain scans to document relationship between neural activity and risk for obesity

The researchers used functional MRI (fMRI) scans on 36 New York teenagers to measure neural responses to food cues and found that food stimuli in the form of words activated regions of the brain associated with reward and emotion in both overweight and lean teens. Read more: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170822092150.htm

Trump’s Threat to End Obamacare Insurer Payments Would Actually Cost More

The independent scoring agency finds suspending cost-sharing reductions, if carried out, would increase the costs of premiums and also increase the federal deficit. Turns out that cost-sharing reductions actually reduce costs. Read more: https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/08/cbo-csr-trump-premiums/536991/

The ‘Socially Liberal, Fiscally Conservative’ Internet

In the wake of Charlottesville and a resurgence of white supremacy, tech companies’ complex political positioning is getting harder to maintain. Both as a service and a company, Google has always been a convenient stand-in for the greater internet. Read more: https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/08/the-socially-liberal-fiscally-conservative-internet/536967/