Nature

The ongoing global pandemic has been witnessing new cases almost every day. To protect themselves and those around them, millions have isolated themselves. However, myriad legitimate challenges wait inside their homes. For some parents, one of those challenges might be caring for their children, especially siblings who don’t always get along but have to spend time together.   Laurie Kramer is a professor of Applied Psychology at Northeastern...

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leading a healthy lifestyle

While this new obsession with gyms and fitness centers has taken everybody’s undivided attention, some people still tend to go the old-school way about leading a healthy lifestyle. They believe working out in the open is far more efficient and beneficial for all-around health development of the human body. But how different is it from an intensive gym session?   The scientists and psychologists of the Northeastern...

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Global warming

Global warming is one of the defining issues of our time. Drastically shifting weather patterns not just disturb the ecological system but also have a negative effect on the life of humans. This problem, if not monitored, can lead to serious problems that may be experienced on a large scale in the future.   Auroop Ganguly, an associate professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northeastern University,...

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Leaf peeping wonders

Amidst our super busy lives, we all like to grab a cup of coffee and stare at the sky for a couple of moments in the evening. A song from your favorite playlist makes that time even more worthwhile. Some people even have a forte of capturing the wonderful sceneries on cameras and phones. Their hunger for aesthetics keeps them exploring new places around the...

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corals

To all the marine life buffs, it is a well-known fact that photosynthetic algae, very comfortably, resides in corals. Not only do they get a nice little ‘coral’ roof for them, but the algae help its ‘home’ by turning the available carbon dioxide into coral food. This co-operative exchange, however, is slowly nearing its end, due to the acid in the ocean and warm temperatures....

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Ever since the start of the 21st century, the Amazon rainforest, which spans across various countries in Africa, has faced many severe disasters. Encompassing 7,000,000 km2, of which 5,500,000 km2 are covered by the rainforest, the Amazon is home to about 2.5 million insect species, tens of thousands of plants, and some 2,000 birds and mammals. To date, at least 40,000 plant species, 2,200 fishes,...

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summer in boston

Planning to spend the summer in the capital city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts? Well, you aren’t going to regret it for sure, considering the art of merrymaking and leisure Boston carries.   It is the most populous city in Massachusetts yet, one of the most beautiful in the world. It has always been an important port and a manufacturing hub as well as a center for...

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Moneesh Upmanyu is a professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Northeastern University. He studies the structural properties of different materials and how they respond to stimuli, for use in things like microelectronics or robotics systems. Currently, he is studying how and why the leaves of rhododendrons plants curl up in cold temperatures.   The rhododendron is an attractive, blooming specimen in many landscapes and is fairly...

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Wildfires are the natural fires that happen due to various natural reasons such as rubbing of dried leaves and branches against each other, resulting in the fire. This type of fires can also occur in rural areas depending on the type of vegetation.  However, this type of fire can also result in a threat to human life if not controlled.   The Tennessee wildfire that occurred in...

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