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How Your Brain Learns Physics
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How Your Brain Learns Physics

A new study shows the brain repurposes everyday neural networks to learn high-level scientific concepts

6 hours ago — Jordana Cepelewicz

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A Corpse Flower Blooms in the Bronx

For the first time since 1939, the New York Botanical Garden has coaxed a corpse flower to open its massive bloom and flood the greenhouse with the stench of sewers and rotting meat.

July 29, 2016

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Great Red Spot Helps Explain Jupiter's Warm Upper Atmosphere

60-Second Science - July 27, 2016 - By Lee Billings02:18

Beaver Dams Strengthened by Humans Help Fish Rebound

60-Second Science - July 25, 2016 - By Jason G. Goldman02:29

Frigate Bird Flights Last Months

60-Second Science - July 23, 2016 - By Julia Rosen02:51

For Lichens, 3's Not a Crowd

60-Second Science - July 21, 2016 - By Christopher Intagliata02:20