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Northeastern University is consistent with encouraging students to hone their talents. It is so that the deserving ones amongst them can get scholarships. Seaton Huang is one of them. The Fullbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad program has offered Huang a scholarship. It entitled him to work, study, and volunteer in China for seven months. He is majoring in Asian studies and has a good feeling about...

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antibiotic by pina messina on Unsplash

An antibiotic is a type of substance active against bacteria and is the most important type of antibacterial agent for fighting bacterial infections. Alexander Fleming invented the antibiotic Penicillin in the year 1928. The period from 1950 to 1960 has been called “the golden age of antibiotic discovery” as half the antibiotics we use today were discovered during that time. By the late 1960s, bacteria...

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the climate Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash

With the world’s second-highest population and a wide-ranging infrastructure system nationwide, India could be greatly impacted by the effects of climate change.  Auroop Ganguly, a climate change expert and associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of Northeastern University, led the experiential learning program. The group was joined by Jonna Iacono, director of the University Scholar program, and Ganguly’s doctoral student Devashish...

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music Photo by Mohammad Metri on Unsplash

Melodies have been soothing our mind and soul for a number of centuries. When we listen to music that we like, our brain releases a neurotransmitter called dopamine. Dopamine is a chemical that causes a feeling of satisfaction. Music competes for brain attention and can help us override fatigue during exercise.  We can not only push through the pain to exercise longer and harder when...

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Nigeria is a country in West Africa. Nigeria is often referred to as the "Giant of Africa", owing to its large population and economy. Since its independence in 1960, Nigeria has had a very limited scope of legal coverage for social protection. Besides, over 90% of the Nigerian population are without health insurance coverage. The quality of health care services delivered is poor and remains a huge source...

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Particle physics is a branch of physics that studies the elementary constituents of matter and radiation, and the interactions between them. Many of these elementary particles do not occur under normal circumstances in nature. They have to be created and detected during energetic collisions of other particles, as is done in particle accelerators. Modern particle physics research is focused on subatomic particles.   In an average day,...

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A famous American TV series, How I Met Your Mother has a folk song, “Marshall versus Machine”, which is interesting because it is exactly where we are heading to. “Marshall versus Machine” adds a small idealistic diversion in the plot of the series, overlooking at an age where man wins over the machine. In the present scenario, the war is still on, but with a...

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Balance

Balance is the most neglected but the most important of all things in our lives. Standing, walking, holding something; everything requires balance. As you age, the perception of our balance goes a little askew, as we become stiffer and slower. We have more chances of losing our balance and falling. This phenomenon is intriguing, especially to Dagmar Sternad. He is a professor of biology and electrical-computer...

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Hyperloop

Hyperloop is a mode of transportation that can be described as an open source vacuum-train whose design was released by Tesla and SpaceX. Northeastern University’s student team zipped into the second place of the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition, which included teams from around the globe, and was the culmination of two previous competitions for Paradigm Hyperloop. The team comprised of students from Northeastern University, Memorial...

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