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Precautions for the monsoon

KEDAR KULKARNI School was reopening after a long holiday and all the students in Raju’s class were very happy to reunite. Their class used to participate in all the school activities and win a lot of prizes. Science was their favourite subject. Their models displayed at the exhibition were always praised by all. As the teacher entered the class, she …

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A vacation for your body: Kombucha

A 2,000-year-old fermented tea is now the favoured drink for health-conscious Indians Satarupa Paul The year was 221 BCE. Qin Shi Huang had already established the Qin Dynasty and was successfully reigning as the first emperor of a unified China. Lately however, he found himself gripped by an intense fear of death. Qin desperately sought the fabled ‘elixir of life’ …

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Promoting the reading habit

Museum of Goa (MOG) is organising a talk on the topic of ‘The Social in the Act of Reading’ by director of the Bookworm Trust, Sujata Noronha on June 30, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Museum of Goa, Pilerne. The event has been curated by  Subodh Kerkar. Reading is often imagined as a solitary activity in an atmosphere of quiet. …

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Daenior secures a two-year guitar scholarship

Class eight student of the Rosary High School, Bambolim, Daenior Noronha secured the first place in the guitar category and won a two-year scholarship at the State Level Cultural Talent Search Competition 2018-19 conducted by the Directorate of Art and Culture, Sanskruti Bhavan, Patto, Panaji. He had earlier secured the second place at taluka level. Resident of Panaji, the 13-year-old …

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AI for the heart

New York, Researchers have developed an Artificial Intelligence-enabled tool which uses Machine Learning (ML) algorithms that will soon play a critical role in predicting heart attacks and other cardiac issues. The Coronary Computed Tomography Arteriography (CCTA) gives highly detailed images of the heart vessels and is a promising tool for refining risk assessment, said researchers in the study published in …

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Unravelling the mysteries of the universe

Researchers have developed an algorithm to visualise models of the universe in order to solve some of the greatest mysteries of physics. The algorithm, described in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, was developed by applying scientific principles used to create models for understanding cell biology and physics to the challenges of cosmology and big data. The …

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Changing lives through occupational therapy

MARIA FERNANDES Accidents, injuries, congenital conditions, developmental or cognitive disabilities, mental or emotional issues, illness, age, and other such factors prevent people from living normal functioning lives without the need for daily assistance. Occupational therapists help individuals who are thus challenged, navigate the struggles of daily life. Not just this, they also help them achieve independence and enjoy their life …

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A club for mixed minds

A school teacher by profession, Sandeep Doifode from Valpoi started Mixedminds Book/Movie Club with the aim of making reading popular among the younger generation. NT KURIOCITY gets more details RAMANDEEP KAUR About two years back, school teacher Sandeep Doifode came up with the idea of Mixedminds Book/Movie Club to instill the love for reading among the younger generation. “Reading has …

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Save our doctors

In the midst of the recent attack against the medical fraternity in West Bengal, NT KURIOCITY asked a few medical students and others about the necessary measures and precautions that should be taken to ensure the safety of medicos in Goa from similar mob attacks It’s really disheartening to hear about the Bengal attack. It’s an inhumane act and I …

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Tough situations build strong people

Kimberly Dias Hello Kimberly, There is a girl in my school whom I have a crush on. We are more of acquaintances and we occasionally make a little conversation. She isn’t the prettiest or the most popular girl at school but there is something about her that makes my heart beat very fast. I am confused about my feelings – …

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