Nature

It is only apparent when we look deeper into the extent of medical help that is provided to the students with financial problems, how healthcare assistance is a privilege and not a service. Rani Viroja observed this unfortunate situation for the students when she saw patients having their teeth pulled without a local anaesthetic and yet, expressing their gratitude after the procedure.   Viroja, who worked in...

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“You reap what you sow” is the proverb that applies to human beings as the problems faced by us are the results of our deeds. We live in a century where we do almost everything using technology and the knowledge we have gained or developed. However, this technology is achieved by us paying a huge cost in the form of deteriorating health and many other...

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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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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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Earthquakes

Earthquakes, even though sounds common, it is one of the most destructive natural disasters. Every other day we hear a piece of news about earthquakes. However, what exactly are earthquakes and how do they take place? Earthquakes occur due to the shaking of the surface of the Earth resulting from a sudden release of energy in the Earth’s lithosphere that creates waves known as seismic waves.   The earth has four...

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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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If we take a look at the pressing and prominent problems that the world is currently facing, be it political or health-related, what we must understand is that a person’s ideology or discipline is simply not enough to find the solution for it.   The world has developed and expanded in unforeseen ways, - we are now looking at events and occurrences that we could not even...

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