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They say diamonds are forever and a girl’s best friend. But if the stones are not genuine, will the old sayings still ring true? Real diamonds are a rare find and very expensive. This could be the reason why the diamond industry is going through a phase of reformation around the world. De Beers – the global diamond monopolist – has announced that they will start creating synthetic diamonds. De Beers’ subsidiary, Element Six, is...

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The invention and introduction of the Internet created digital media and its impact on the new world is immeasurable.  Digital media largely affects the way we convey, impart, comprehend, strive, and allocate recreation. The digital media literacy enables us to access, discern, and engage or construct. Those who are not yet adapted could become included in the “digital divide” and factored out. There are upsides and downsides to the effect of digital media in today’s world....

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With the mass adoption of blockchain technology, its effectiveness is not limited to cryptocurrency but could also be an environment-friendly approach to preserving the only planet we live in. With the advent of technology in this 21st century, humans cannot be stopped from innovation. Tech-minded people continue to find ways on how their inventions and breakthroughs can be utilized to make life easier. The question is, are these innovations, particularly blockchain technology, able to help save...

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Can we stop climate change just by planting trees? A NASA study reported that China and India, are responsible for the biggest growth in green vegetation. These two countries have contributed to make the Earth greener based on the satellite representation published in the journal Nature Sustainability. For the past decades, Earth’s forest areas have grown by 5% or more than two million square miles. According to NASA, the said zone corresponds to the overall summation of the ...

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You might have found the answer to having a happy relationship once you’ve found someone nice.  They say, that first impression lasts. Besides, many people believe that two persons will get along better if they share the same personalities. However, according to new research, that might no longer be the case anymore. Bill Chopik said, “People invest a lot in finding someone who’s compatible, but our research says that may not be the end all be...

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In the sea, sharks are on top of the food chain but that perception is no longer the same and is proven by killer whales. In South Africa, False Bay has been the playground and breeding place of seals. This is the main reason why aside from killer whales and sharks, specifically great whites, patrol the area waiting for the sumptuous meals to come to them. Seals are enriched with fat that sharks love to fuel...

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The continuous warming of oceans around the world could make the oceans change its color in an unprecedented way due to climate change. According to a study published in the journal Nature Communications, phytoplankton will transform while the oceans keep on warming. As the relentless greenhouse gas emissions take effect, the bluest part of the ocean will become bluer while the greener zones close to the equator and poles will become greener. The shifting colors could be a spectacle...

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When you least expect it, disaster strikes like a lightning with no place to run and no place to hide.  Palu, Indonesia was caught off guard and its population of 300,000 when the city was struck with a 7.5-magnitude earthquake last September 2018.  The sudden disaster took over 200,000 peoples’ lives due to the Palu earthquake and the soil liquefaction, towering tidal waves, and landslides as the aftermath. However, the catastrophe should not have emanated from a 7.5-magnitude earthquake,...

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It was discovered that deforestation in Indonesia is not only because of palm plantation and agriculture but also of modernization.  Indonesia has endured one of the loftiest rates of principal natural forest loss in the tropical zone in recent years. The depletion of the forests turned to be a stimulator of worldwide environmental to deal with. According to Kemen G. Austin, over half of the country’s disappearance of major natural forests is due to massive plantations. This development...

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Whether you like it sunny side up or scrambled, your favorite breakfast could one day become a cheaper prescription drug to fight cancer.  According to new research, genetically-modified chickens could soon be the manufacturer of cancer-fighting drugs. The University of Edinburgh research suggests that chickens that are modified to develop human proteins in their eggs could provide a cheaper way of manufacturing specific drugs. At first, the researchers were just trying to find out how to make high-quality...