Hands Off

A life of swiping and scrolling has eroded key manual skills for a generation of surgical students, an Imperial College professor cautioned, according to the BBC.

Speaking at the launch of a report calling for more creativity in education, Roger Kneebone said key surgical skills like sewing, cutting, stitching and measuring often begin at home—but in the last decade, students have become less dexterous.

Imperial College has taken an unusual route to address the problem: magicians teaching students handy magic tricks, the Telegraph reported.

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