Memories of past events retain remarkable fidelity even as we age — ScienceDaily

Scientists studying the complex relationship between aging and memory have found that in a controlled experiment, people can remember the details about past events with a surprising 94% accuracy, even accounting for age. These results, published in the journal Psychological Science, suggest that the stories we tell about past events are accurate, although details tend to fade with time.

“These results are surprising to many, given the general pessimism about memory accuracy among scientists and the prevalent idea that memory for one-time events is not to be trusted,” said Nicholas Diamond, the study’s lead researcher, a former graduate student at Baycrest’s Rotman Research Institute (RRI), and currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania.

About 400 academics, including memory scientists, surveyed as part of this study estimated memory accuracy to be around 40% at best, expecting this score to be even lower for older participants or when greater

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Politics, Science and the Remarkable Race for a Coronavirus Vaccine

The president was especially enthusiastic about that aim. At a March 2 White House meeting, as Mr. Bancel and other pharmaceutical executives outlined their vaccine plans, Dr. Fauci cautioned that it would be a “year to a year and a half” before doses could reach the broader public.

Mr. Trump replied, “I like the sound of a couple of months better.”

Warp Speed had two leaders. In charge of science was Dr. Slaoui, who had led research and development at the drug maker GlaxoSmithKline for years and had served on Moderna’s board of directors. In charge of logistics was Gen. Gustave F. Perna, a four-star general who led the Army Matériel Command.

The operation, working out of a seventh-floor suite and a second-floor operations center at the Health and Human Services headquarters, had a military flavor. Its leaders discussed the book “Freedom’s Forge,” an account of how American industry armed

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This Remarkable Chameleon Disappeared 107 Years Ago. It Just Returned.

From Popular Mechanics

In 1913, Voeltzkow’s chameleon (Furcifer voeltzkowi) disappeared from the wild, never to be seen in its native Madagascar again. But now, more than a century after scientists thought they had long lost the elusive creature to time, they’ve surprisingly rediscovered it once more.

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The reptile’s reemergence is the result of a push from the Global Wildlife Conservation, whose Search for Lost Species program seeks to find species that scientists haven’t spotted for at least a decade, according to Live Science.

Researchers began combing Madagascar for the chameleon in March 2018, but they came up empty until the expedition was nearly over. With just days left in the journey, a professional guide spotted one of the chameleons—and then the floodgates opened.

The researchers ultimately rediscovered three males and 15 females in

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