Author: Teena Tom

Penguins have lived in Antarctica as long as it is known. Since then, earth has experienced several climate changes, some drastic and some mild. Through all these changes, penguins have stayed strong and nothing has affected them. However, now, with sea warming up, the situations have changed. Penguins now have to relocate their home to find a place more suitable for them. It is happening...

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The earth presently is home to around 7.5 billion human beings and about 20% of them are mute. Some of these people lost their ability to speak due to some psychological problems, some physical, and some were born without the ability, that is, they never knew what their voice sounded like. Without the ability to talk, life just becomes hard and in this world, especially...

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Neel Joshi, an associate professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Northeastern, came up with a plan, which may sound too fictional to be executed, but is a great step. What Joshi discovered is that living materials, such as bacteria, can be engineered or reprogrammed to improve and then replace substances like plastic, concrete or other such things which are presently made using standard manufacturing...

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R222 was the name given to a rat who was affected by an abnormal condition called, hydrocephalus. It is a condition where the space around the brain is filled with a fluid, which causes the brain to shrink in size. What should come as a result is a dysfunctional brain, with which a being cannot possibly survive.   However, to the researcher’s surprise, the rat lived its...

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Remember the yellow plastic ducks that your mom used to give you to play with while bathing you? Those may become the only ducks to survive after a few years. Marine plastic pollution has become an issue of great concern having affected over 260 species worldwide.   In the early 1990s, the usage of plastic bags had increased to over 100 times and with it, plastic debris...

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Every individual carries two copies of the same chromosome, one which he inherits from his mother and one from his father. Each chromosome carries an allele that influences the way your cells work. What follows behind are the traits, such as skin tone, eye colour, and blood type. However, how much of your health is affected by your parent’s genes? Does it affect at all?   Albert-László...

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In 1939, research was conducted to study how a preventive intervention affected a child’s criminal behaviour. For this research, around 506 students were selected, aged from 5 to 13. These children were specifically selected, because they were caught in some anti-social acts, such as stealing, absenteeism, etc.   As a part of the research, these kids were divided into two groups. One of the groups was provided...

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