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5 Areas to Consider for Jobs in Wind

A career in the wind power industry is not always a first choice for mechanical engineers. But there can be job opportunities for those with vision. Here are five areas to consider: Engineering Consulting Firms “Jobs with these firms run from due diligence, to sighting analysis, to even analyzing data,” says Jon McGowan, co-director of…

From Fire to Water

Even with the recent crash in prices, oil production from unconventional formations, such as shale or tight sandstone, has transformed the industry. Since 2008, when U.S. crude oil production was 1,830 million barrels (lower than any year since 1947), the country has become the largest petroleum producer in the world, with production in the 12…

Researcher studies worms to reveal the fountain of youth

In 2010, when President Barack Obama spoke at Northeastern University in support of Martha Coakely’s gubernatorial bid, he looked markedly different from the candidate we’d seen on the campaign trail just two years earlier: His black hair was salted with white, his face thinner, his wrinkles more deeply etched. Assistant professor Javier Apfeld, who joined…

Road rage, aggression linked to common brain parasite

A common brain parasite that is transmitted through faeces of infected cats, undercooked meat or contaminated water may increase the risk of aggressive behaviour such as road rage in infected people, a new study has claimed. In the study involving 358 adult subjects, researchers from the University of Chicagofound that toxoplasmosis, a relatively harmless parasitic…

How diet shaped human evolution

Homo sapiens, the ancestor of modern humans, shared the planet with Neanderthals, a close, heavy-set relative that dwelled almost exclusively in Ice-Age Europe, until some 40,000 years ago. Neanderthals were similar to Homo sapiens, with whom they sometimes mated but they were different, too. Among these many differences, Neanderthals were shorter and stockier, with wider…

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