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The Secret to Learning Faster

Practice — 10,000 times — makes perfect. But scientists have found a way around this tedious affair, making use of a memory process called reconsolidation. You can’t drop practice altogether, but you can make your progress twice as fast.

Reverberations of History

If you thought vibrators are a recent contraption, think again. And think Cleopatra. The stunning empress used gourds sealed with bees inside. Up for more of this unorthodox history lesson? Watch this video.

A New Source of Fuel

A Harvard professor has genetically engineered bacteria that consume hydrogen and carbon dioxide to produce alcohol fuel — a particularly useful renewable energy source in un-electrified areas. Good thing the inventor is all set to share the technology with Indian scientists.

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