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cougar

According to news reports, scientists discovered last month that the Eastern cougar, which was previously said to be extinct by the federal Fish and Wildlife Service, might not be extinct at all. They suspect that the cougar may have been misclassified as a sub-species and that there is no significant difference between Eastern and Western cougars, other than its geographical range. Abiology professor at Northeastern...

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Nature is the best defence against natural disasters

Natural disasters are not an uncommon phenomenon. We see them every day in one form or another, be it hurricanes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes or forest fires. Over time, we also have developed many defences against them or to minimise the damage as much as possible. However, what we fail to understand is that nature is self-sufficient in itself. If it can destroy, it also...

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Recently, the tank at the Sai Kung fish market in Hong Kong was seen spotted with unusual creatures. Buyers chose from live mantis shrimp, sea snails, lobsters, clams, and arrays of fish and had them cooked on the spot. There are various kinds of seafood available under the sun and many of them are endangered or illegally caught. Savannah Kinzer, a fourth-year student at Northeastern University,...

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Anaesthetics are often defined as compounds that induce a loss of consciousness in humans or loss of righting reflex in animals. Clinical definitions are also extended to include an induced coma that causes a lack of awareness of painful stimuli, sufficient to facilitate surgical applications in clinical and veterinary practice. General anaesthetics do not act as analgesics and should also not be confused with sedatives....

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The new innovation evolved by Joshuna Gallaway, an assistant professor in the department of Chemical Engineering at Northeastern University, is an attempt to power an entire home, off the power grid. Today, people’s outlook is to have batteries that have long lifecycles, produce high energy and is affordable. With the climatic change, the demand of the hour is to shift our energy resource from fossil fuels to...

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youth rallies to fight climate change

There is no denying anymore that climate change is real, and is happening now! For years, we have seen protests and rallies to fight climate change, but nothing has ever come close to the worldwide youth-led rally on September 20, 2019. The strike was led by the youth but was joined by millions of people from all ages across the world.   Matthew Nisbet, a professor of...

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The hurricane Dorian which affected the Bahamas left people destitute. The 165 mph maximum sustained winds were reported down from 185 mph earlier. The government aids and international support boosted the survival rates.   Many who survived this storm are conscious of the damage on the infrastructures and homes which is shattering and emotional for them. Mandatory evacuation and the rescue operations were underway in some parts...

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