nature Tag

The term ‘psychedelic’ is derived from the Greek wordspsyche, "soul, mind" and delein, "to manifest", hence "soul-manifesting", the inference being that psychedelics can access the soul and develop unused potentials of the human mind. Scientifically speaking, the primary action of a psychedelic is via serotonin receptor agonism, leading to an altered state of consciousness. Although these drugs are mostly associated with recreation, parallelism can be...

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The world came to a standstill when dark clouds of smoke smothered the skies of Brazil for days on end. It made us understand environmental significances and concepts which shook us up to fully understand how deep underwater we are when it comes to the degradation of our surroundings. But what is  the causation and impact of this fire?   The Amazon has been prone to burning...

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business and sustainability

“Sustainability is one of the most compelling and urgent issues that we have facing us today,” Diane MacGillivray, Senior Vice President for University Advancement, at Northeastern University said in her welcome remarks in a “Women Who Inspire” conference held at the same.   While sustainability is vital for our survival on this planet, it can also be integrated in the business models to make a brand name....

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Mother Nature has an unpredictable way of conducting herself. Nature always enthrals us with its beauty but the playful nature sometimes unexpectedly creates a dread for the inhabitants of this nature. Though advanced technology has produced improved systems and machines to predict the approximate time and severity of any upcoming natural disaster, recently in New Zealand, on December 9, a volcano suddenly erupted in the...

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Climate change effects

Political lobbyists, the fossil fuel industry, media moguls, and some individuals have spent more than the last 30 years sowing doubts about the reality of climate change; as it just doesn’t exist. It has been estimated that the world’s largest five publicly-owned gas and oil companies have been spending about $200 million a year for lobbying to delay control and block climate protection policies.   Lately, their...

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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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