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From talk shows to news, different people have different ways of enjoying their leisure time and also getting influenced by it. Podcasts are one such thing that helps us with all the aspects of social awareness and have the power to influence people and keep them updated with the happenings of the world they live in.   From news, talk shows to lifestyle and mindfulness, there are...

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After all the natural calamities that cause destruction all over the world, rebuilding lives is one of the most difficult tasks we humans are made to face. In Japan, several earthquakes take place every year which destroys many lives in the blink of an eye. Many people end up losing their lives, while the survivors have to rebuild theirs in times of grave destruction and...

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Racism, a well-known term, is said to be expunged but has it been totally eradicated? The answer is no, it has just disguised itself in various forms. There are many political movements in which racism is the root cause. Residents of countries like the United States are the most affected due to the various forms of racism. There are many rights practiced by the residents...

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In this era of high- end technologies as well as organisational developments, somewhere our climate is being left behind and it is affecting us in monumental ways. Facing the brunt of human activities, our planet is suffering and so are we. Leaving numerous deaths in its way, one of the most deadly yet extensively under reported consequences of global climate change is a heat wave.   A heat...

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We live in a world where every day people go through traumas that change their lives forever. We exist in a world where many people suffering from traumas end up taking their own lives rather than asking for help because of the social stigma it carries. In a society where mental illness continues to be a taboo, we humans continue to be unaware of its...

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Remember the yellow plastic ducks that your mom used to give you to play with while bathing you? Those may become the only ducks to survive after a few years. Marine plastic pollution has become an issue of great concern having affected over 260 species worldwide.   In the early 1990s, the usage of plastic bags had increased to over 100 times and with it, plastic debris...

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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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Social media is an interactive computer-mediated technology that facilitates the creation and sharing of information, ideas, career interests, and other forms of expression via virtual communities and networks. Users usually access social media services via web-based technologies on desktops and laptops, or download services that offer social media functionality to their mobile devices (e.g., smartphones and tablets). As users engage with these electronic services, they...

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In today’s scenario, internet has become a source to connect and interact with people worldwide. It has its applications in various fields of industry as well. However, getting the focus off from the brighter side for once and considering the cons of the internet, we certainly know how hacking has affected us badly. All the online transactions cannot be called secured. Therefore, to prevent the...

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Proffessor Jerome Hajjar giving a lecture on resilient building structures

Jerome Hajjar, CDM Smith Professor and chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northeastern University is an expert on building steel structures, structure resiliency, and earthquake engineering and has published more than 200 papers on these topics.   He talks about the 1994 earthquake in Northridge, California, that became the costliest natural disaster in the United States’ history. The exorbitant $20 billion in property...

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