Want to help a puppy walk?

An impromptu, not candy-related news post addendum today: my friend Amy, on her limited grad student stipend and in her busy grad student life, somehow finds the time and means to volunteer as a foster parent for shelter dogs. She takes in shelter dogs (some of whom were abused and neglected by their former owners),…

M&Ms in Science

Via ScienceDaily, a new Current Biology┬ástudy found that stimulating a reward center of the rat brain, the neostriatum, with opioids caused rats to eat more than twice as many M&Ms as they normally would have. Though they ate more candies, they didn’t get any additional pleasure from the candies, suggesting that the neostriatum has to…