Discovery of differences in the brains of rats classified as workers vs. slackers

Neurologists have uncovered a network of regions in the brain that are involved in determining the choice of being a ‘hard-worker’ or a ‘slacker.’ Understanding how the brain makes such decisions is one of the most fundamental questions in neuroscience and psychology, and sophisticated animal behavioral testing, coupled with advance brain imaging and stimulation techniques are shedding light on this important process.
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Trump and Merkel tried – and failed – to hide their differences in Washington

Trump and Merkel tried – and failed – to hide their differences in WashingtonDonald Trump and Angela Merkel worked hard to present a united front on Friday but could not mask deep differences in substance and style. Although the two leaders stressed the US and Germany’s close ties, their low-key meeting offered a stark contrast to the lavish state visit of French president Emmanuel Macron – and their body language was distinctly colder. At a joint press conference at the White House, Trump bemoaned America’s $151bn trade deficit with the European Union, whose exemption from steel and aluminum tariffs expires on Tuesday unless the US grants an extension.

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Siblings' experiences in middle childhood predict differences in college graduation status

Graduating from college has significant implications for adults’ long-term success, including employment, family formation, and health. A new longitudinal study found that when siblings in middle childhood experienced less warmth in their relationships with each other, spent different amounts of time with their fathers, or thought their parents treated them unfairly relative to their siblings, they were more likely to differ in their college graduation status (i.e., graduating versus not graduating).
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Saudi prince, Macron hail warming ties, but differences lurk

Saudi prince, Macron hail warming ties, but differences lurkSaudi Arabia’s crown prince and French President Emmanuel Macron hailed warming ties Tuesday and agreed on the need to curb Tehran’s “expansionism” in the Middle East, but conceded differences over the key issue of the Iranian nuclear deal. Prince Mohammed bin Salman also joined Macron in taking a tough line over the weekend’s alleged chemical attack in Syria, as the de facto Saudi leader wrapped up a three-day visit to Paris with a gala dinner at the Elysee Palace. The prince’s first visit to France as heir to the Saudi throne, which saw companies ink draft agreements worth $18 billion (14.5 billion euros), sought to deepen relations between the young leaders despite underlying frictions.

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Fragile X imaging study reveals differences in infant brains

For the first time, researchers have used MRIs to show that babies with the neurodevelopmental condition fragile X syndrome had less-developed white matter compared to infants that did not develop the condition. Imaging various sections of white matter from different angles can help researchers focus on the underlying brain circuitry important for proper neuron communication.
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Decision-making is shaped by individual differences in the functional brain connectome

Each day brings with it a host of decisions to be made, and each person approaches those decisions differently. A new study found that these individual differences are associated with variation in specific brain networks — particularly those related to executive, social and perceptual processes.
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Huawei leak shows differences between the P20, P20 Lite, and three-cam P20 Pro

  1. Huawei leak shows differences between the P20, P20 Lite, and three-cam P20 Pro  The Verge
  2. Huawei’s Walter Ji: ‘People are experiencing AI in their daily lives’
  3. Huawei P20 gets leaked in three variants, one of which has a triple rear camera  Mashable
  4. Huawei P20 Lite leaked top notch and dual cameras  The Tech Bulletin
  5. Full coverage

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