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Saturday March 5th 2011

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Neurologists strengthen old memories in rats
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Getting dates confused
When it comes to speed dating, too much choice is a bad thing
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Israel's biggest defence firm is getting ready for privatisation
Japanese electronics giants swallow their pride and do deals with foreign rivals
An Italian sports-surfaces maker wins in the Olympics 
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Doubts about the business case are unlikely to derail high-speed trains
The battle of the blogs begins in Cuba 
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