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When is a click not a click?

by Wendy Sadler Last week the trackpad on my laptop stopped working. It wouldn’t click and seemed to be stuck down. It was surprising how essential this little piece of technology is to getting anything done, so I went to

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Your Brilliant Brain

by James Piercy   An adult brain weighs about 1.5 kg, has the texture of blancmange, and controls everything that you do and think. This remarkable machine is built of nerve cells (neurons) – about 100 billion of them! Each

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