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brain map

ALL OVER THE MAP  The brain areas that respond to the meaning of words speckle much of the cerebral cortex, the wrinkly outer layer of the brain.

Hands on a keyboard

A study finds that learning to type a new sequence of numbers after practicing an older sequence didn’t interfere with the original memory, as a 2003 study had claimed.

bear bone

 IRELAND’S OLDEST  Stone-tool marks on a brown bear’s kneecap provide the earliest evidence of humans in Ireland, between about 12,800 and 12,600 years ago.

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