This Week in Science: Brain Implants, Robot Accents, and Lazy Gen Z’ers

It’s time for “Nerd News,” covering the most important news for your brain.  Here’s a quick rundown of this week in science . . .

1.  Elon Musk’s company Neuralink implanted a computer chip into someone’s brain for the first time.  The first product they’re planning is called Telepathy and would let you control apps on your phone just by thinking.

2.  In robot news:  A study found we might trust robots more if they used the same accent as us.

3.  In animals-are-awesome news:  Scientists freaked out over the first footage of a newborn great white shark . . . and a study found rats like taking selfies too.

4.  In animals-are-JERKS news:  It would take 250 piranhas three minutes to eat a dog . . . and no one knows why, but dolphins keep attacking baby manatees.

5.  And in “OK, Boomer” news:  The idea that young people have a terrible work ethic might just be a myth.  A study found it’s fairly even across all generations.