Serotonin keeps mice waiting longer for food, depending on where in the brain it’s released — ScienceDaily

We’ve all been there. Whether we’re stuck in traffic at the end of a long day, or eagerly anticipating the release of a new book, film or album, there are times when we need to be patient. Learning to suppress the impulse for instant gratification is often vital for future success, but how patience is regulated in the brain remains poorly understood.

Now, in a study on mice conducted by the Neural Computation Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), the authors, Dr. Katsuhiko Miyazaki and Dr. Kayoko Miyazaki, pinpoint specific areas of the brain that individually promote patience through the action of serotonin. Their findings were published 27th November in Science Advances.

“Serotonin is one of the most famous neuromodulators of behavior, helping to regulate mood, sleep-wake cycles and appetite,” said Dr. Katsuhiko Miyazaki. “Our research shows that release of this chemical messenger

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Activists Demand Body Camera Footage Be Released After Omaha Police Fatally Shoot Black Man

Activists in Omaha, Nebraska, are demanding the release of police body camera footage on Friday, a day after an officer fatally shot a 35-year-old Black man during a traffic stop.

In a statement, Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer said two officers on Thursday night noticed Kenneth Jones was moving around in the backseat as they walked toward the vehicle, which had four people inside, and that he refused to put his hands outside the car windows or open his door.

One of the officers then broke the car’s window with their flashlight to get the door opened, Schmaderer said, after which Jones was pulled out of the backseat when he refused to get out.

Schmaderer said footage from a police cruiser camera shows officers telling Jones, “Keep your hands where I can see them.” An officer then says, “Watch his right hand,” and later, “He’s got a gun.”

“The officer

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New Proposed DNS Security Features Released

Verisign’s R&D team has developed new ways to authenticate and optimize DNS traffic on the client side of the domain-name resolution process.

What if the Domain Name System (DNS) ensured that only authenticated and authorized users could access a company’s email server or VPN gateway?

That’s what one of two new technologies for DNS name servers proposed by Verisign’s research and development group could do. So-called Authenticated Resolution would require that the client machine authenticate to the DNS name server; it would return a network address response only if the client is authorized to access the resources it’s requesting via the domain request. Authenticated Resolution also could also help thwart distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks — attackers wouldn’t be able to access the actual addresses of their targets because they would not be authorized to do so.

The nearly 40-year-old DNS is the underlying technology that translates, or resolves, domain names

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Collaborative study indicates meadows hold promise to help control carbon released into the atmosphere — ScienceDaily

Meadows in the Sierra Nevada mountains are critical components of watersheds. In addition to supplying water to over 25 million people in California and Nevada, meadows contain large quantities of carbon belowground. While it has been known for some time that meadows have large quantities of soil carbon, whether meadow soils are gaining or losing carbon has remained unclear.

A new study led by researchers in the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources at the University of Nevada, Reno, has demonstrated for the first time that meadows throughout the region are both gaining and losing carbon at high rates. Capture and storage of carbon in soil is a natural way to reduce carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere and combat climate change. However, human activities can disrupt natural processes and lead to the loss of soil carbon to the atmosphere. These results suggest that meadow management may either contribute

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Body and dash camera video released in Illinois police fatal shooting of Black man

Body camera footage released by Waukegan, Illinois, police shows the moments before the police shooting that killed a Black man and wounded a woman last week.

Police released footage Wednesday of the fatal October 20 encounter that wounded Tafara Williams and killed her boyfriend, 19-year-old Marcellis Stinnette. The shooting occurred just before midnight after an officer “was investigating an occupied vehicle,” and the car fled, police said in a news release last week.

Williams said in a news conference from her hospital bed Tuesday that she and Stinnette were sitting in their parked car to smoke shortly after putting their baby to bed when the officer pulled up behind them. The 20-year-old woman said she turned on the car’s cabin lights so the officer could see that she had “no weapons” and “wasn’t doing anything illegal.”

“Then he started harassing Marcellis, he stood near the car with his left hand

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New thriller released in time for Halloween: ‘Come Play’ scares up a mix of classic monsters, new technology

Halloween is traditionally a time for scary movies. And this year is no exception! “Come Play” involves a monster named Larry who uses today’s technology to terrorize a little boy and his family.

In “Come Play,” a boy named Oliver keeps seeing this monster named Larry on his cellphone, his tablet… and in his house! The monster wants to grab the kid and transport him back to his world.

“I think we wanted to make a movie that was in that Amblin tradition that was a scary movie that is still family-friendly, that wasn’t going to alienate audiences,” said John Gallagher Jr.

“Movies have an ability to trick your mind into thinking things are real even if you were there on the day and you knew it was corn syrup and red food dye,” said Gillian Jacobs. “It still gets you and it’s still pretty amazing that movies can do

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WIMI Holographic Academy Has Released the “Scientist Funding Program” to Promote the Cultivation of Industrial Talents

HONG KONG, Oct. 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Tailor Insight, the fintech market research organization, recently released a research report “WIMI Holographic Academy Has Released the ‘Scientist Funding Program’ to Promote the Cultivation of Industrial Talents”. Recently, WIMI Hologram Cloud officially announced the establishment of the “Holographic Academy of Sciences” to conduct research on the cutting-edge technology of holographic AR and technology innovation. It also announced the launch of a “Scientist Funding Program”, focusing on scientific research and supporting technological entrepreneurship.

WIMI Holographic Academy of Sciences is a bridge for collaborative innovation between WIMI Hologram Cloud and scholars from the top universities or research institutions in the world. The Academy of Sciences will establish strategic partnerships with scholars from top universities and research institutions in the world to jointly explore disruptive emerging technologies and accelerate the application and promotion of research results.

The core of the “Scientist Funding Program” is

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Body and dash camera video released in Waukegan police fatal shooting of Black man

Body camera footage released by Waukegan, Illinois, police shows the moments before the police shooting that killed a Black man and wounded a woman last week.

Police released footage Wednesday of the fatal October 20 encounter that wounded Tafara Williams and killed her boyfriend, 19-year-old Marcellis Stinnette. The shooting occurred just before midnight after an officer “was investigating an occupied vehicle,” and the car fled, police said in a news release last week.

Williams said in a news conference from her hospital bed Tuesday that she and Stinnette were sitting in their parked car to smoke shortly after putting their baby to bed when the officer pulled up behind them. The 20-year-old woman said she turned on the car’s cabin lights so the officer could see that she had “no weapons” and “wasn’t doing anything illegal.”

“Then he started harassing Marcellis, he stood near the car with his left hand

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Body, dash camera video released from fatal shooting of Black man by Waukegan police

Body camera footage released by Waukegan, Illinois, police shows the moments before the police shooting that killed a Black man and wounded a woman last week.

Police released footage Wednesday of the fatal October 20 encounter that wounded Tafara Williams and killed her boyfriend, 19-year-old Marcellis Stinnette. The shooting occurred just before midnight after an officer “was investigating an occupied vehicle,” and the car fled, police said in a news release last week.

Williams said in a news conference from her hospital bed Tuesday that she and Stinnette were sitting in their parked car to smoke shortly after putting their baby to bed when the officer pulled up behind them. The 20-year-old woman said she turned on the car’s cabin lights so the officer could see that she had “no weapons” and “wasn’t doing anything illegal.”

“Then he started harassing Marcellis, he stood near the car with his left hand

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Report released by Sen. Maria Cantwell slams Google and Facebook for decimating local news outlets

“Unfair, deceptive, and abusive practices” by tech giants Google and Facebook have suffocated local news outlets, contributing to a critical deficit of trustworthy local journalism, according to a new minority report from the Senate Commerce Committee released by ranking member Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash.

The report, echoing a landmark antitrust suit filed last week against Google by the Justice Department, concludes that Google and Facebook have used their sheer heft to dominate the digital advertising market, to the detriment of local media outlets and an informed public.

“These trillion-dollar companies scrape local news content and data for their own sites and leverage their market dominance to force local news to accept little to nothing for their intellectual property,” the report claims. “There is a clear need for Congress to address the market failures created by the search and social-media platforms.”

The report from the Commerce Committee’s Democratic minority recommends

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