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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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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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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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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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Ryan Vanderweit, a 36-year old army veteran is all set to run in the Marathon Des Sables, a 250 km race covering the distance of approximately six regular marathons through the Sahara desert. The soldier is ready to go with a small package encompassing all essentials ranging from his clothes for six to seven days to easily digestible eatables. The bag also consists of a...

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Zealandia

Submerged about two-thirds of a mile (more than a kilometre) under the sea, Zealandia is a mass of continental crust that subsided after breaking away from Gondwanaland 83–79 million years ago. The team of 11 scientists that took part in the 2017 expedition to uncover the hidden secrets of this almost submerged land are striving to recognise this landmass as the eighth continent. The proposed...

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Our ecosystem is incomplete without the trees. They play a vital role in our ecosystem as they are the reason behind the survival of the animal kingdom on this planet.They supply us with the necessary items vital for our life such as oxygen, woods, medicine, food,etc. However,gave we ever wondered about their life cycle?   Trees have different life cycles overall. They have vibrant inner lives that...

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Our world is filled with creatures of all kinds who are fascinating but at the same time dangerous. Dolphins sleep with one eye open, penguins are birds but are flightless and then there are seals that can hold their breath for 2 hours. Like all the creatures I’ve mentioned here, Jellyfish is one of the most fascinating animals you will ever hear of: they are...

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Who knew any category of houses would have a movement dedicated to them? Tiny houses have achieved just that with the tiny-house movement or the "small-house movement", an architectural and social movement that advocates living simply in smaller homes.   We all know minimalism is the new trend, but tiny houses take it to a whole new level. Combining small living spaces with the childhood dream of...

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