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Boston

Fiction books may have you believe that future smart cities are full of flying cars and robots, but some simple things like being able to report vandalism, litter, potholes, etc. through your phone using mobile apps, twitter, websites, or phone calls can help you get closer to the future smart city of your dreams. This is possible through Boston 311 systems where the citizens can...

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Anonymous sources

Being an anonymous source is a great option for people to come forward and report something as it does not pose the threat of the news circling back to them and hence ensuring their safety in most of the cases. However, on the other hand, it poses a problem for the journalists as the credibility of the news cannot be justified since no one knows...

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Women's Clubs

For a very long time, women did not have any freedom and rights. In 1898, Jane Croly of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs wrote that women were able to reach out of their homes by themselves through religious institutions at first. As women started being involved in churches and charitable groups, this helped them to find companionship and facilitate change in communities.  Their groups...

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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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E-cigarettes and vapes banned under the Trump administration

The harmful effects of e-cigarettes and vape have been no secret. Recently, a few countries including America and India took a bold step of  completely banning e-cigarettes and vapes. The largest group of consumers of these products are the young adults and the youth. Nearly one-third of middle and high school students have been reportedly exposed to aerosol, according to the National Youth Tobacco Survey...

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thermal

Brooklyn is one of the most popular places in the world, especially for its bridges, bagels, and cyclone rides. Recently, however, it might have become a superfund site, as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took the Gowanus Canal under its jurisdiction. Why are the water bodies becoming polluted? The answer is the combined sewage overflow. Something called a flir camera is used to capture the...

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organised crimes

Organised crimes are a group of illegal activities performed by criminals. The motive can be profit driven or political. The biggest and most common examples are terrorist groups which seek to gain power by destabilising regions and eventually take over nations. Other stronger nations also interfere in these unstable states so that they can gain influence in the region and have their way.   Venezuela happens to...

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Kindness is Hope

Kindness and hope, while two very different sentiments, are very much inter-related. One simply cannot exist without the other. In difficult times, it is the kindness that we show, which makes us hope for and believe in a better future. It makes us believe in humanity and in each other, and sometimes, that is all it takes to make the world a better place.   Olivia Arnold,...

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machines

When it comes to computational tasks, machines will beat humans every time in calculation accuracy, pattern recognition, and processing speed. But qualities like human ingenuity, creativity, the entrepreneurial spirit, etc. are some things that even the most advanced robots cannot replicate or replace.  The media has us believing that artificial intelligence will imminently take over all our jobs, every industry will be automated. Nada R....

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