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Biotech

+ - Man with tiny brain shocks doctors

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mernil
mernil writes: "New Scientist reports: "A man with an unusually tiny brain manages to live an entirely normal life despite his condition, which was caused by a fluid build-up in his skull /.../ Intelligence tests showed the man had an IQ of 75, below the average score of 100 but not considered mentally retarded or disabled. "- What I find amazing to this day is how the brain can deal with something which you think should not be compatible with life," comments Max Muenke, a paediatric brain defect specialist at the National Human Genome Research Institute in Bethesda, Maryland, US."
Education

+ - How the BBC Micro Educated Britain

Submitted by Gammu
Gammu writes: Unlike the North American computer market in the late seventies and early eighties, Britain was largely dominated by domestic companies. Beginning with the early eighties, the BBC selected a computer that schools schools would use for more than a decade, not unlike the Apple II, the BBC Micro. The computer was the BBC Micro and was the subject of a massive computer literacy program in Britain and the Commonwealth.

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