Author: Dibyasha Das

Failure in science

Failure in science and research is inevitable. Though few scientists talk about their failures, the consensus of a nation admitting to or recognising failures is subpar. Every second a scientist experiences failure in their experiment. However, what many people don’t evaluate is the fact that science, its postulations, theories, and proofs are based on a countless number of failures out of which one success has...

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De-extinction of species

De-extinction is the process of generating an organism that is either an extinct species or resembles an extinct species. It is also known as resurrection biology or species revivalism. Although, cloning is the most widespread method of achieving the result, genome editing and selective breeding have also been considered. It has been often seen that this method is applied to endangered species in the hopes...

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Evolution of language

Language is more than a mere means of communication. It is a part of one’s culture, heritage, ideology, and belief. What once originated as a primal need of human beings, is now connecting everything and everyone globally from the grass-root level, while changing. A hundred years ago our vocabulary contained ‘thy’, ‘thine’, and ‘thou’, whereas, today we don’t even have the time to address someone...

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Antibiotics are unique

The introduction of antibiotics into medicine revolutionised the way infectious diseases were treated. Between 1945 and 1972, average human life expectancy jumped by eight years, with antibiotics used to treat infections that were previously likely to kill patients. Today, antibiotics are one of the most common classes of drugs used in medicine and make possible many of the complex surgeries that have become routine around...

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Healthcare and networking

Healthcare system has been flooded with opportunities since the onset of social networking privileges throughout the world. It allows organisations to build connections, share discoveries, and develop credibility as thought leaders. Through platforms like Twitter and Facebook, physicians and health systems are able to share relevant health alerts, receive patient feedback, and bolster their brand with a focus on creating trust. By communicating with patients...

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Sleep is vital

Sleep plays a vital role in good health and well-being throughout your life. Getting enough quality sleep at the right times can help protect your mental health, physical health, quality of life, and safety. Interestingly, the way you feel while you're awake depends in part on what happens while you're sleeping. While sleeping, your body is working to support healthy brain function and maintain your...

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Stress is inevitable

As the world becomes more and more developed, stress gradually becomes an unavoidable feature of modern society. “Stress is a dynamic condition in which an individual is confronted with an opportunity, demand or resource related to what the individual desires and for which the outcome is perceived to be both uncertain and important”. Stress occurs in a lot of events in our everyday life, such...

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Feelings and misconceptions

Feelings are a state of emotion. They express anger, happiness, sadness, jealousy, anxiety, etc.  However, there has been an age-old misconception attached to its origins. We have continued to believe that individual emotions or feelings—anger, disgust, fear, sadness, joy—arise from specific “blobs of brain circuitry” anchored in discrete regions of the human brain. A recent groundbreaking research by Lisa Feldman Barrett, University Distinguished Professor of...

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Education and gender equality

“Education must not simply teach work – it must teach Life.”  – W. E. B. Du Bois Learning by example may be the best method of understanding life; but how can you learn when there are no examples and people only preach? Women have been provided with the right to education and the constitution acknowledges their equal status with men. News channels, media personnel, daily newspapers,...

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Supplemental oxygen therapy

Supplemental oxygen or otherwise known as oxygen therapy is the phenomenon where oxygen is used for medical treatments. This can include low blood oxygen, carbon monoxide toxicity, cluster headaches, and to maintain enough oxygen while inhaled anesthetics are given. Supplemental oxygen can be given in a number of ways including a nasal cannula, face mask, and inside a hyperbaric chamber. Presently, a handful of researchers at...

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