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Mistaken identity: Why private schools in India love to name themselves after Christian saints

When the principal of a Catholic-sounding school was arrested in Mumbai last week, most people assumed it was a Church-run institution headed by a …

The Homer Simpson effect: forgetting to remember

New research suggests that the act of remembering causes forgetting of similar but irrelevant memories.<p>Homer Simpson wasn’t a neuroscientist, but he evidently had some insight into how the brain works. In one episode of the long-running series, he explains why education is wasted on him: “Every …

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3D model of a nerve terminal in atomic detail

The electrochemical jelly inside your head contains something like one quadrillion synapses, the junctions at which nerve cells talk to one other by converting electrical signals into chemical ones and then back again. They have two components (sometimes three): the nerve terminal of one cell, …

Sachin Tendulkar: From Bradman to Brandman

Kapil's Devils made India fall head over heels in love with cricket by winning the 1983 World Cup; by the Nineties, as the country opened its doors …

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