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People testing negative for Covid-19 despite exposure may have ‘immune memory’

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We all know that person who, despite their entire household catching Covid-19, has never tested positive for the disease. Now scientists have found an explanation, showing that a proportion of people experience “abort...

Where You Come From by Saša Stanišić review – memory in the wake of war

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The German word Herkunft can mean origin, ancestry or provenance. Any one of these could have functioned adequately as the English title of Saša Stanišić’s prize-winning third novel, but translator Damion Searls’s cho...

Memory lanes: Google’s map of our lives

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I am leaning against a wall outside my secondary school in my home town of Canterbury, waiting for my mother to pick me up. She is late, as usual. I rest my head on the stone wall, which is obsidian smooth with the oc...

‘The memory loss is extreme’: Student fears she was spiked by injection on night out – video

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Sarah Buckle, a student at the University of Nottingham, believes she was spiked by injection while out clubbing with friends during freshers' week. She describes becoming aware of her surroundings in hospital the nex...

Croatian police solve mystery of woman with no memory found on rock

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A woman rescued from a Croatian island with no memory of how she got there, where she came from or who she was, has been identified as a Slovakian former designer who had lived in the US and made jewellery for celebri...

Note to Self review – transfixing journey through a failing memory

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For some dance companies during the pandemic, streamed shows were just a stopgap, but Rambert thinks differently. Artistic director Benoit Swan Pouffer clearly saw the opportunity in this new platform and continues to...

What’s it like living with a phenomenal memory and can it be learned?

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“17 April 2001?” I ask Krystyna Glowacki, 24, over Zoom. “That was a Tuesday,” she shoots back after less than half a beat. It was. Hottest temperature ever recorded in Oman? I’ve barely finished the question before ...

Apples review – a poignant tale of global memory loss

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This quietly satirical and unexpectedly moving debut feature from director and co-writer Christos Nikou, who cut his teeth as an assistant director on Dogtooth, was Greece’s entry for the international feature Oscar a...

Some teachers live long in the memory. Take the times Mr Macey stunned us into silence

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I was going about my business when my friend Stu, a painter and decorator, texted me out of the blue. The chap whose house he was working on had told him he was once my science teacher. Not Mr Macey, surely? Yes, Mr M...

‘Make a memory’: campaigners fear revised Countryside Code lacks bite

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Seventy years ago, visitors to the countryside were warned in rhyme that the farmer would “frown” on “lad or lass who treads his crops, or tramples grass”. Now the revised Countryside Code will encourage the unprecede...

Memento at 20: Christopher Nolan’s memory thriller is hard to forget

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The ambitiously structured noir gave us an early sign of what was to come from the director who would go on to bigger, if not always better, thingsThe first time I encountered Memento, at the 2000 Toronto film festiva...