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Article Name: How ‘Eureka’ Moments in Science Happen
Author Name: Cathy Newman
Source: National Geographic
Category: Science

Summary for this article:

The Eureka moments of Science – Stories about Newton’s falling apple and how Archimedes solved a problem for the king of Syracuse by taking a bath, do say about the scientific process and creativity. It speaks of the need to quiet the mind and be contemplative. It tells us that creativity needs a space to thrive.

Many scientists get creative ideas when they let themselves play. One could say the eureka story is a scientific haiku.

The author concludes, saying that, these Eureka stories are a compression of decades and decades of work into one inspirational moment. It’s like a parable.

Words to learn from this article:

Eureka: Express excitement on a discovery

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Article Name: Facebook needs to be more open about its effect on democracy
Author(s) Name:John Gallacher and Monica Kaminska
Source: The Guardian
Category: Technologyand Politics

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While social media could be used for a variety of things – status updates, conversations, etc. What is its role as a news influencer? 2017 has seen the election results being hugely impacted because of the social media.But Facebook has simply chosen to stay back on its secrecy levels, hindering people to express their views freely;with Twitter taking the leap forward as it allows itscustomers to access it’s data.
It is essential that facebook makes its content transparent to expose any illegal doing of aparty and thus enablingvoters to make the right choice. The author suggests three points thatwould enable Facebook toachieve the same.
These social media platforms,with their growing popularity, should become aware of their responsibility asnews influencersand take a step foward in being today’s change makers.

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Article Name: Austerity has strangled Britain. Only Labour will consign it to history
Author Name: Joseph Stiglitz
Source: The Guardian

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The author, in this article, says, how an austere move in an economy results in a stunted economic growth and is bad for a nation.

Austerity has not only damaged the European economies, including the UK, but actually threatens future growth.

The author, says that, “there is a need for a break with the past. With neoliberalism discredited and austerity failed, we need to rewrite the rules of the economy once again. But this time in the right way. We need rules that focus on long-term economic growth, and the only kind of sustainable prosperity is shared prosperity.”

Hence in the current UK elections, the author says, the voters have two choices – between a more failed austerity or a Labour party advancing an economic agenda that is right for the UK.

Words to learn from this article:

Austerity: A simple quality

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