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Rich rewards: Scientists reveal ADHD medication's effect on the brain
Researchers have identified how certain areas of the human brain respond to methylphenidate — a stimulant drug which is used to treat symptoms of ADHD. The work may help researchers understand the precise mechanism of the drug and ultimately develop more targeted medicines for the condition.


Charge model for calculating the photoexcited states of one-dimensional Mott insulators
Researchers have developed a charge model to describe photoexcited states of one-dimensional Mott insulators. They have also succeeded in constructing a many-body Wannier function as the localized basis state of the photoexcited states and calculating large-system, optical conductivity spectra that can be compared with experimental results.


Two Victoria councillors try to end free lunches for themselves and are outvoted

Credit to Author: Lynn Mitges| Date: Sun, 19 Jan 2020 02:02:04 +0000

Councillors Marianne Alto and Charlayne Thornton-Joe tried to remove the lunches from the city’s budget during deliberations Friday.


Tesla Model 3 Dominates US Premium-Class Small & Midsize Car Market — 24% of 2019 Sales

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sun, 19 Jan 2020 00:00:02 +0000

The Tesla Model 3 continued to hog the throne on top of the US premium-class car market at the end of 2019. For the full year, the Model 3 accounted for 23% of small and midsize luxury car sales. In other words, nearly 1 out of every 4 small or midsize luxury cars sold in 2019 was a Tesla Model


NHTSA Investigating Sudden Acceleration Issue Potentially Affecting All Tesla Vehicles

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:46:22 +0000

A petition has been filed with NHTSA asking every Tesla sold in the US since 2013 be recalled due to the possibility it could accelerate suddenly, leading to a serious accident. Readers should be aware that NHTSA has taken no action on the petition yet. We do not know who filed the petition or if there is an agenda behind it


Scarce industrial land in Vancouver is vulnerable to storms, flooding

Credit to Author: Joanne Lee-Young| Date: Sun, 19 Jan 2020 00:59:19 +0000

Large portions of the city’s scarce industrial land are most vulnerable to flooding due to a major storm and a one-metre rise in sea level


City taking final steps to approve updates for century-old East Van store

Credit to Author: Nick Eagland| Date: Sun, 19 Jan 2020 00:45:25 +0000

The Bramble Store and Apartment, at 959 East 35th Ave., received heritage designation in May, 2019.


Rethinking interactions with mental health patients
New research overturns the belief that people with severe mental illness are incapable of effective communication with their psychiatrist, and are able to work together with them to achieve better outcomes for themselves.


Here and gone: Outbound comets are likely of alien origin
Astronomers at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) have analyzed the paths of two objects heading out of the Solar System forever and determined that they also most likely originated from outside of the Solar System. These results improve our understanding of the outer Solar System and beyond.


Microplastics affect sand crabs' mortality and reproduction
Sand crabs, a key species in beach ecosystems, were found to have increased adult mortality and decreased reproductive success when exposed to plastic microfibers, according to a new study.


Disrespectful that Horgan won't meet during northern B.C. tour: hereditary chief

Credit to Author: The Canadian Press| Date: Sun, 19 Jan 2020 00:04:55 +0000

Na’moks said he was frustrated Horgan didn’t meet with the chiefs on Friday, when the premier was in the area


Biometric opioid vending machine unveiled in Vancouver

Credit to Author: Tiffany Crawford| Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2020 23:52:59 +0000

The vending machine scans a registered opioid user’s hands and dispenses a safe dose of hydromorphone.