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How Your Brain Learns Physics

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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