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Much like when we get too warm in the summer months and wish to take off our extra layers of clothes, planets also shed the outer layers of their atmosphere when they get too hot! Using a large telescope in the Chilean desert, astronomers have found clues of a giant planet that is doing just that! But this is no …

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Obesity in children linked to watching television

Children who were less active and spent more time in front of the television at four years of age were at greater risk of being affected by overweight Parents, please take note. Among the lifestyle habits that influence the risk of overweight and obesity in children, watching television is the worst, suggests new research. “Identifying habits linked to overweight and …

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Merriam-Webster’s word of the year: They

The pronoun ‘they’, used by non-binary people who identify as neither male nor female, was named word of the year by US dictionary Merriam-Webster. In the English language, more and more people are exercising their right to choose the pronoun by which they are identified, regardless of their sex at birth – such as ‘they’ instead of ‘she’ or ‘he’. …

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What are bar codes?

Kedar Kulkarni “Papa, whenever we make a purchase at a super store, the cashier scans the black lines on the package and then the price and details of the items are directly reflected onto the billing register on their computer. The cashier does not even look at the item. He just prints the bill out. How does this scanning work? …

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Sacrifice for a bright future

Arham Surana is emerging as one of the most successful social media influencers who has conquered his challenges, turned them into opportunities and achieved his goals. He is a proud entrepreneur who started working at the age of 16. When people at his age were indulging in typical teenage things, he was making the most use of his potential and …

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Malik is Mr Goa 2019

Currently pursuing his final year Bachelor in Commerce (BCom) degree at SS Dempo College of Commerce and Economics, Cujira, Malik Rehan was announced as the winner of Mr Goa at the grand finale of the Mr Goa 2019 pageant held in Colva recently. It was his college annual day that sparked the Taleigao-based youngster’s interest in modelling. And though he …

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New perspectives to old artifacts

Sandals and baskets that have withstood the ravages of time will be among the perishable artifacts analysed by a team of scientists looking to learn more about a corner of the southwestern United States that was first excavated decades ago. Depending on what they uncover, officials are hopeful that the $200,000 grant from the US Bureau of Land Management will …

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Of faces and stories

In her debut photography exhibition, ‘Notes from the Black Room’, Maria Philipose, a former copywriter and design firm owner, discovers the many narratives of different people she encountered in Goa. NT BUZZ learns more Danuska Da Gama | NT BUZZ Over the last fourteen months, Maria Philipose, a former copywriter and design firm owner, spent her time photographing and interviewing …

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Ready, set, film!

Konkani sports film ‘Glory’, will unveil the Goa International Sports Film Festival, GISFF-2019. The film follows the story of a Goan football team, selected for national championship. GISFF-2019 is the third sports-themed film festival curated and organised by Saxtti Films, Carmona in association with Ravindra Bhavan, Margao. The three-day film festival will be held at Ravindra Bhavan, Margao from December …

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Dalai Lama gets a musical welcome

Throngs of students, locals and foreigners made their way to the Kala Academy, Panaji to witness a talk on ‘The Relevance of Ancient Nalanda Teachings in our Modern Times’ by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso. On the occasion, the Goa University Choir performed three compositions. One of the compositions performed was the ‘Big Ocean Cantata’ that embodies …

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