Author: Akshara Palshetkar

virus

H5N1 is a type of virus that mainly affects the birds causing serious respiratory problems to them. This disease is generally called the ‘bird flu’ or (in medical terms) avian influenza. Researchers have discovered that this virus group is transmissible from mammals to humans and hence Alessandro Vespignani, (one of the many network scientists working on this topic) a professor of Physics at Northeastern University...

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Fishes

The study of fishes and their various biological mechanisms has been a topic of research for various biologists. Günther Zupanc, a professor of Biology in the Northeastern University based his research on teleost fish. The word ‘teleost’ can be ascribed to more than 20,000 species of fishes. These fishes have retained their ability to grow in their adult development stages. They, in this function, become...

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LGBTQ

The movement of obtaining the rights to gay marriage has been seen across many countries. The ideology and the stereotypes set on LGBTQ are closely diminishing, leading to a more liberal point of view. The reason behind this increased support was explained by Sarah Jackson, an assistant professor in the College of Arts, Media, and Design in the Northeastern University.   According to Jackson, public visibility of...

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juveniles

Juvenile cases tend to have a greater impact in terms of their jurisdiction.  Mary O’Connell, a  professor of Law at Northeastern University was interviewed and asked about the different ways in which juveniles are handled. She explains with the context of two separate murder cases which involved 14- year- olds who were sentenced to life without parole.   The courts since the 1980s try juveniles as adults...

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ransom ware

Cyber Crimes are all over the internet. These crimes can be more dangerous than the usual robbers, as they can put to threat some of the most important items in your computers, phones or laptops. Ransom ware is also a form of extortion where hackers can control your computer and put in danger all the files and information in it. The only way to stop...

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exercises

Psychologists have discovered through research that physical exercises and activities can reduce stress levels to a great extent. Chuck Hillman, a newly hired professor of Psychology at Northeastern University seems to be following this method. Instead of focusing on memory, diet, body mass affect, attention, he would be playing ice hockey, biking or lifting weights. This is exactly what he ventures upon: ‘the relationship between...

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speechwriting

Writers in The West Wing are close to witnessing the biggest decisions taken to run the country. And this position of speechwriting can be rewarding as it can place the writer in the pages of history too. One such White House speechwriter, Alan Stone, who worked in President Bill Clinton’s presidential campaign says that the experience is pretty similar to the television show, The West...

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film

Surprisingly, films tend to have a huge impact on the lives of people. Bobette Buster, a professor at Northeastern University had a similar experience when he watched The Elephant Man for the first time. He understood how influential a cinema can be and how emotional the power of a song can be. And this sound has given her a mesmerising experience in cinema.   Her work with...

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social media

Social media has now become one of the most important platforms to share and make your work reach as many as possible. It is one of the best sources to strengthen your professional online presence which can make you achieve a co-op or a full-time job.   Mike Ariale, Assistant Director for Social Media Outreach in Northeastern University’s Career Development Office offers advice on various opportunities available through...

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presidential

The presidential address of Barack Obama was analysed by Schmidt, an assistant professor of History and a core faculty member at Northeastern University. Ben Schmidt tweeted words like “luck”, “lesbian”, “Tesla”, “eBay”, and “Instagram” which had never appeared in a State of the Union Address.   Schmidt analysed Obama’s speech and also compared it with the speeches dating back to 1790. By this, he observed the trends in digitised text....

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