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california

“Firefighters, legislators, and residents on the East Coast should watch carefully the way their California counterparts are dealing with wildfires tearing through the state. The combined forces that brought about the blaze are growing more and more present in the Northeast”, said Stephen Flynn, the founding director of Northeastern University’s Global Resilience Institute.“The sooner we get our act together here, the better,” Flynn said, speaking...

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earthquakes

There would be no objections in claiming that human is the only creature who has extracted solution to every answer. Taking into consideration its reach to the Mars or redefining the meaning of artificial intelligence, the human has excelled in almost everything. However, one of the few things it is finding difficulty is predicting the timing of earthquakes.  An earthquake struck in Virginia  and was...

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Antibiotics are unique

The introduction of antibiotics into medicine revolutionised the way infectious diseases were treated. Between 1945 and 1972, average human life expectancy jumped by eight years, with antibiotics used to treat infections that were previously likely to kill patients. Today, antibiotics are one of the most common classes of drugs used in medicine and make possible many of the complex surgeries that have become routine around...

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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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capitalism

Capitalism and climate change have been topics of discussion capable of both inspiring and overwhelming the masses. After numerous discussions, political meetings, proposals, and planned actions humans still stand at “work under progress”. Climate change can be considered as a sum total of all environmental problems that humans have to deal with in current times. With the early news of ice-free arctic by 2050, the...

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When the nation’s utility warned customers that it would cut off power for nearly two million people across Northern California, home to the world’s largest technology companies, people rushed out of their houses to buy portable generators. It was the sight of empty store shelves, closed campuses, and shuttered offices as hundreds of people rushed to stock canned foods, batteries, and generators to prepare for a...

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In the crowded shipping port of Boston Harbour, around six humpback whales were spotted. According to a professor of the Northeastern University, Joseph Ayers the whales were not lost but were looking for snacks. They were probably attracted to the fish baits around that area.   Ayers, who has been a part of the Marine Science Centre and has specialised on neurophysiology, is of the idea that...

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