Mel Merrett

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Want to learn quicker? Use your body

Waving your arms, wriggling your fingers and striding around a room can help you learn faster, says Colin Barras. How does it work?<p>Ever got to grips with a problem? Picked up a new skill? Grasped a difficult concept? The language of learning is full of references to parts of the body outside the …

University of Iowa

How to learn like a memory champion

Companies are creating learning aids that tap the science of memories, says David Robson. Do they work in the classroom?<p>For most of his 20s, Ed Cooke had been hovering around the top 10 of the World Memory Championships. His achievements included memorising 2,265 binary digits in 30 minutes and the …

Oxford University

Can you learn in your sleep?

Sleep learning used to be a pipe dream. Now neuroscientists say they have found ways to enhance your memory with your eyes closed, says David Robson.<p>Just before you climb under your duvet, you carefully prepare your room. You sprinkle a few drops of incense on your pillow, put on some headphones, …

The Brain

The Lyrid meteor shower is starting

You might see some Lyrids this week. April 22 is the peak morning. Try April 21 and 23 as well. Good news … the moon is out of the way.<p>The annual …

Astronomy

NASA Image of the Day Gallery

NASA.gov brings you the latest images, videos and news from America's space agency. Get the latest updates on NASA missions, watch NASA TV live, and …

Photos

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