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A maverick neuroscientist believes he has deciphered the code by which the brain forms long-term memories.
Doubling the efficiency of solar devices would completely change the economics of renewable energy. Here is a design that just might make it possible.
Nigeria’s finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, MCP ’78, PhD ’81, isn’t afraid to clean house.