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Heavy Objects

Look around the room you’re in right now. It probably contains a lot of objects in different colours and materials. Yet, all of these things are made from the same stuff: atoms. There are a lot of different types of atoms which we call the chemical elements. But some of these atoms are made up of more stuff than others, …

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Ethnic trends for the season

Ninoshka Alvares-Delaney It’s festive season again. With so many festivals and weddings coming up, it’s not only time for new clothes, but a great opportunity to wear some of those beautiful ethnic heirlooms. The fashion trends this season are moving towards a comfortable, functional and minimalistic look. Alternative drapes and combinations are the way to go, as are all things …

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Why do days get longer and shorter during the year?

Kedar Kulkarni Continuing with the topic from the previous class, the teacher began, “As we know, the Earth revolves aound the sun on an axial tilt of 23-and-a-half degrees. We also know that the Earth takes 365 days to complete one revolution around the sun. This tilt brings the poles closer during the Earth’s revolution alternately every six months. And …

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Praveen wins Wushu World Champion

Taking up a sport that was at first ridiculed by his friends, Praveen’s historic gold at the recent World Championship ended up bringing parents and kids closer to wushu. Going off to sleep every night “with thoughts of winning only the gold” has paid off handsomely, for the feat in Shanghai, China last week is as much recognition for the …

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Pursuing her passion

Resident of Panchawadi, Shiroda, Anushka Maria Estibeiro won the Miss India Charming Worldwide Tourism title along with the subtitle Miss Fashion Icon 2019 at the Mr and Miss India Charming Face 2019 held at Jaipur.  A total of 24 contestants, 12 girls and 12 boys from different states participated in the pageant. After earning the state level title of Goa …

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Honouring the Saints

Traditionally celebrated on November 1, All Saints’ Day celebrations are held by Catholics world over. NT BUZZ finds out about its significance and how this day is observed in Goa ANNOUSHKA FERNANDES | NT BUZZ All Saints’ Day, also known as All Hallows’ Day or Hallowmas is celebrated traditionally on November 1 all over the world by Catholics.  This tradition …

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AITD students deliver engineering awareness seminar

NT KURIOCITY Department of computer engineering, Agnel Institute of Technology and Design, Assagao, completed phase-I of IET Student Chapter’s Nurturing Intelligence for Curious Engineers (NICE) event which is a competition by The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) that is based in UK. The competition is for third year and final year engineering students. The aim of the event is …

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The King’s HSS wins Cornucopia 2.0

NT KURIOCITY Loyola Higher Secondary School, Margao hosted the second edition of ‘Cornucopia’, an inter higher secondary school event. The theme for this year was ‘Marvel’ and the event saw the participation of a total of 10 higher secondary institutions. The day commenced with the inaugural ceremony which consisted of the lighting of the lamp, a prayer and prayer dance. …

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Life in verse

Vikram D’Silva first began receiving writing exercises from his mother as reprimands when he misbehaved as a child! And the fourteen-year-old is now all set to release his debut book ‘Fried Cockroaches’, a collection of short stories and poems. NT KURIOCITY learns more ANNA FERNANDES|NT KURIOCITY Vikram D’Silva is what one would call a go-getter. A photographer, footballer, musician, and …

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Does social media cause teen anxiety?

While most of us believe that technostress is caused by social media, a study found that time spent on social media does not directly cause anxiety and depression in teenagers. The amount of time teenagers spend on social networking sites has risen by 62.5 per cent since 2012 and continues to grow. Just last year, the average time teenagers spent on social …

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