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Francis Csedrik remembers details of being bonked hard on the head when he was 4, and having to go to the emergency room.

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The Forgotten Childhood: Why Early Memories Fade

Childhood amnesia descends gradually — and later than you might think, researchers say. Many 7-year-olds have robust memories of experiences from when they were 3 or even younger.

Godleaves Mukamunana, left, hid Domitil Mukakumuranga, in her house for weeks so that Hutu militias wouldn't kill her. "Seeing her alive is the best thing," Mukamunana says. "That kind of relationship we have is priceless. The fact that I don't have more like her --€” those who were killed — that's what's hurting."

Parallels

Remembering Rwandans Who Followed Their Conscience

"I would do it again and again and again," says one Hutu woman who defied orders and sheltered Tutsis during the 1994 genocide. Rwanda is beginning to recognize people who rescued those at risk.

detail from the cover of the time traveler's almanac

Author Interviews

In This 'Almanac,' Fiction Makes The Best Time Machine

The new Time Traveler's Almanac is a vast collection of chronological chronicles. Co-editor Ann VanderMeer says she was surprised to find that most time travelers just want to fix their love lives.

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