Northeastern Univeristy Tag

Roberta Sinatra, along with her group of colleagues, had researched the predictability of discoveries. Sinatra, visiting research assistant professor at Northeastern University and assistant professor at Central European University in Budapest, upon research, said that many paths carry an individual towards making a discovery. Some discoveries are made out of the blue, like  in the case of gravity. Sir Isaac Newton was struck with the...

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Mississippi

Humans have always tried to control nature according to their own will. Our efforts to control the normal course of nature instead of letting it flow in its own rhythm has had and will have dangerous consequences in the future.   The Mississippi river has been tamed like a wild wolf over time. The current and the flow of the river has been controlled by various carefully...

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Using screws and wires for fixing fractured bones is a common procedure. In fact, in some cases, these may be the only solution. However, what is also common is the probability of these screws causing an infection. It is common for patients to feel an irritation in the operated area, and if on further check-up, the problem is considered severe, the screws and such other...

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Shashi Tharoor’s debate at the Oxford Union ignited a flame that had been simmering under the surface for a long time. The idea that the poverty of developing countries in Asia and Africa is down to colonial exploitation was brought to the fore through his elegant if slightly inaccurate arguments. Firstly, it is important to acknowledge that answering such a question is not easy. Margaret Burnham,...

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Best Buddies organisation at Northeastern

Best Buddies is an organisation at Northeastern University that aims at providing guidance and support to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The people who are provided mentorship in this organisation are from communities in and around Boston.   Kylie Schreck, a student at Northeastern University,was in high school when she volunteered to help teach a girl named Kiley. The girl had a genetic brain disorder that...

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Synthetic biology allows scientists to use the concept of both engineering and molecular biology to successfully change the molecular construction of a cell. Using different viruses to get the modification done, they get the cell to act in the desired manner. These re-engineering methods can help treat diseases such as cancer and diabetes, but for a long time, it was unknown, as to how to...

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Justin Trudeau is seen as one of the world’s foremost progressive leaders. His election as the Prime Minister of Canada was met with great cheer among the liberals of the world, who deified Trudeau. As with any mainstream political leader, however, the Canadian’s track record was hardly blemish-free. While admittedly talking a great deal about environmentalism and a future full of green policies won him...

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World War II

Among the migrants and refugees of the World War II who came to the U.S., many were great scientists. Albert Einstein, Hans Bethe and many more fled from the rule of Nazis and were able to make their valuable contributions. However, there are many stories of refugees and scientists who did not reach the U.S. shores.   Laurelle Leff, Michelle Borkin and John Wihbey are some faculty...

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From economic cost-benefit analysis to moral philosophy and ethics, the notion risk is all-pervasive. Neil Gaiman once wrote, “If you dare nothing, then when the day is over, nothing is all you have gained.” As a successful novelist, Gaiman is lucky. It is easy to retrospectively write about the importance of taking risks, largely because for someone like Gaiman, it has paid off. The real...

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