Nature

Have you ever heard about 'Popping Rocks'?! No? Well, believe it or not but there lies deep within the ocean a special variety of rock that pops and explodes when brought to the surface. Strange, isn’t it? However, you won’t say so when you understand the science behind it. There is a candy named- Pop Rocks which has pressurised carbon dioxide gas bubbles embedded it,...

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Modernisation has its own adverse effects. With the increasing standard of life, infrastructural requirements have increased. Cities developed with proper technologies and skills while villages remained with many agricultural lands although no proper skill or knowledge. As society progressed we learnt the importance of awareness for agricultural tactics and new frontiers like terrace farming emerged as convenient options. The problem boils down to an age-old farming...

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Weather is what is taking place in the air around Earth. Rain and snow are a kind of weather so are sunny and fair days. The main things that cause our weather to change are heat, wind, and moisture cause changes in our weather. Heat comes from the sun. Places near the equator get more heat from the sun than places near the North and...

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changing the way we react to failure is important.

What failure really means and how we look at it is changing. Nidhi Mehta, a freshman at Northeastern University, has already trekked to Mount Everest Base Camp and it couldn’t have been possible without facing failure. She has already achieved the gold level of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award; volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and Make-A-Wish, Patana. Always exploring new things is something she...

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Sea

It was in the month of November, through a closed-circuit TV news program, that Stephen Burgard’s journalism career started. He was at the sea, aboard the USS Little Rock, with his high school newspaper and the college radio show. He is now the director of School of Journalism of the Northeastern University.   He was 22 when he joined the crew as an enlisted man. The ship’s...

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In the crowded shipping port of Boston Harbour, around six humpback whales were spotted. According to a professor of the Northeastern University, Joseph Ayers the whales were not lost but were looking for snacks. They were probably attracted to the fish baits around that area.   Ayers, who has been a part of the Marine Science Centre and has specialised on neurophysiology, is of the idea that...

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dog

Dogs are known to have a soothing effect on people. It’s no wonder that there is a concept called ‘comfort dog’. Recently, a bunch of golden retrievers was flown to Orlando, Florida to soothe the survivors and grievers of the mass shooting that happened at the gay nightclub, Pulse. This group of dogs is called K-9 Comfort Dogs, an Illinois based team. Tim Hetzner is...

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Research

The undergraduate engineering students of  Northeastern University are offered an opportunity to participate in paid and volunteer research experiences. These experiences are regulated by  training and mentoring conducted by faculty members and engineering industry leaders. One  such student is Kassi Stein who also had a long passion for research. It is due to her participation in the Gordon Scholars Program that she  started pursuing this...

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Organic soil retains carbon

Organic farms are better at sequestering carbon than soil from conventional farms, shows research conducted by scientists Geoffrey Davies and Elham Ghabbour, at Northeastern University. Over the past ten years, Davies and Ghabbour have been elbow-deep in analyzing soils from different parts of their country. According to Ghabbour, a soil expert, organic soil can hold more carbon because it has higher concentrations of humic acids....

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climate change and its effects on people

The change in climate around the world is not only affecting the ecosystem and the environment but it has adverse effects on humans as well. Ysabelle Kempe is on a journey to chronicle the effects of climate change on people across the United States. The journalism student at Northeastern University has taken up a long journey to cover various places and topics across  the States....

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