Author: Dibyasha Das

Zealandia

Submerged about two-thirds of a mile (more than a kilometre) under the sea, Zealandia is a mass of continental crust that subsided after breaking away from Gondwanaland 83–79 million years ago. The team of 11 scientists that took part in the 2017 expedition to uncover the hidden secrets of this almost submerged land are striving to recognise this landmass as the eighth continent. The proposed...

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Fake news

These days, fake news has cracked open the trust that one places in a society or a community. It is inevitable to completely take out the roots of the spread of misinformation. In times of social media and internet facilities, people are easily ‘catfished’ and driven by the spread of fake news, rumour, gossips, etc. The surge of fake news is higher in case of...

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'Scrubbing' your online data

The advantages of using social media also comes with a warning sign. Breach of users’ security and identity are the common cyber issues we hear on the news every day. We put in passwords and e-mail accounts in a lot of websites, the common ones being Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc. We also accept the condition to store our history in those websites as ‘cookies’. A...

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Budget planning for students

Budget planning might be tricky for students entering their colleges or universities for the first time. From planning to spend on new books and stationery to spending on good food, almost all the students find it hard to manoeuvre around their financial limits and expenses. Balancing the cost of housing, rent, electricity bills, clothes, and such essential things becomes difficult when you are in a...

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Proxima b exoplanet

Space is infinitely enveloped with vacuum that consists of uncountable stars, asteroids, galaxies, planets, radiations (even those which are invisible to the human eye), black holes, comets, and quasars. Scientists highly believe that space may consist of many more elements or things that are yet to be discovered by long and untiring researches. It was the result of one of the untiring research and efforts...

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perfect resumé and cover letter

A perfect resumé and cover letter is the first impression on the employer which can bag you your desired job. However, what should a perfect resumé and cover letter for it to make an outstanding impression? That is a million-dollar question. Employers, designers, and career counsellors from Northeastern University have given some useful tips to make an everlasting impression on your employer.   1. Pass the glance...

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Meditation boosts compassion

The word ‘meditation’ stems from the Latin word ‘meditatum’ meaning ‘to ponder’. The history of India is commemorated for recording the practice of Dhyāna or Jhāna (the training of mind) dating back to around 1500 BCE. Meditation is a pure, delicate, authentic, disciplined, and pious method of training one’s mind through utter concentration and practice to achieve complete calmness over the mental and emotional health of the...

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Soda

Soda, or, pop has been making massive popularity in the news since the modernisation of health facilities and awareness of the public about their health factors. People consuming such sugary and carbonated beverages have been diagnosed with many health issues such as obesity, Type 2 diabetes, and other heart-related diseases. Many studies have linked drinking soda to cancer and deaths from heart disease. A lot...

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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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