News-Medical.Net – Certain edible and medicinal mushrooms contain bioactive compounds that may enhance nerve growth in the brain and protect against conditons that contribute to neurodegenerative diseases like dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
USA TODAY – The NHL has not given money to any of the four centers leading research into neurodegenerative diseases, specifically the question of why so many football and hockey players develop chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).
USA TODAY – Congress is expected to take up legislation as early as next week that would prevent the government from declaring some Social Security recipients unfit to own guns after they’ve been deemed mentally incapable of managing their financial affairs.
Mashable – Virgin Holidays explains that they took key emotions and concepts from 15 million public social media posts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to create the "world's first data-distilled rum recipe".
Fortune – A new strategy promises to tame the trolls and reinvigorate civil discussion on the Internet. The tool relies on artificial intelligence and could solve the once-impossible task of vetting floods of online comments.
Recode – Since the election, Trump has named only a handful of appointments to serve his administration, making it difficult to grok what a Trump presidency means for many of the complex issues that are dear to Silicon Valley — like self-driving cars.
The Conversation – The United Nations forecasts global population to rise to more than 9 billion people by 2050. So feeding everyone in the coming decades will be a challenge – can genetically modified crops help us achieve this?