Coffee, Cheese, and VR Chickens: the Need for Something More

Chicken HeadPhil and Stephen discuss hard-wired behavior — including our efforts to make the world a better place.

Cheese triggers same part of brain as hard drugs, study finds

You actually would die without your coffee, research says

Drinking three to five cups of coffee per day gives you a longer life, making you 15 percent less likely to die early, lowering your risk of dying from a heart attack or a stroke by 21 percent and slashing your risk for type 2 diabetes by 12 percent.

Neuroscience confirms that to be truly happy, you will always need something more

Neuroscientist Jaak Panskepp argues that of seven core instincts in the human brain (anger, fear, panic-grief, maternal care, pleasure/lust, play, and seeking), seeking is the most important. All mammals have this seeking system, says Panskepp, wherein dopamine, a neurotransmitter linked to reward and pleasure, is also involved in coordinating planning activities.

It’s Happening: Scientists Can Now Reverse DNA Ageing in Mice

Chemists Are One Step Closer to Manipulating All Matter

The case for raising chickens in virtual reality

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