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Possibility of converting Skin cells into neurons

According to a report published in BBC, a Californian team have managed to convert human skin cells directly into functioning brain cells. Experiment was conducted with foetal skin cells which was converted into neurons. Technique validation is already published in Nature journal where experiment was conducted with mice. Technique: Virus was used to introduce four […]

24 of Bihar’s Super 30 crack IIT-JEE 2011

This year 24 out of 30 students of Super 30 have cracked the Indian Institute of Technology-Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE).  Success was 100% for last 3 years. A total of 236 students has been qualified in IIT-JEE in nine years of existence of Super 30. Anand Kumar who is the founder and director of this […]

NASA must study sex in space: Scientists

Experts have suggested that NASA must touch on the topic of space sex. According to them, there haven’t been any studies on whether a child be conceived in zero-G or how sex would even work in space. Dr. Rhawn Joseph from the Brain Research Laboratory in California discusses everything from the social conditions that would […]

Jimmy Wales says Wikipedia too complicated for many

Wikipedia is too complicated for many people to modify despite billing itself as “the free encyclopaedia that anyone can edit”, its founder has said. Jimmy Wales told BBC News the site wants a new generation of contributors, including more women. The online encyclopaedia, which is 10 years old on 15 January, is the world’s fifth […]

Facebook suffers brief shut down

Facebook was forced to take itself offline after a staff member accidentally leaked internal product prototypes. The social network was unreachable for about 20-30 minutes while the mess was cleared up. The outage happened as the site introduced redesigned brand pages, a revamped photos section and a new page management feature. In a statement on […]

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