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Ukraine takes back Kherson, Zelensky signals end of war is near
President Volodymyr Zelensky on Monday said Ukraine's recapture of Kherson marked "the beginning of the end of the war" as he hailed the liberation of the city in a surprise visit.
NATO secretary general Jens Stoltenberg nonetheless cautioned that Ukraine was facing difficult months ahead and said that Russia's military capability should not be underestimated.
And US President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping -- a key ally of Vladimir Putin -- agreed in talks Monday that nuclear weapons should never be used, including in Ukraine.
Explaining the Gut and Brain connection
When we experience intense emotions, we often feel it in our gut. Everyone at some point has felt ‘butterflies in the stomach when we’re anxious or stressed. Something that really upsets us can be ‘gut-wrenching’. Our body has a physical reaction to our emotional state. There’s growing research that gastrointestinal health also impacts our mental health. And that has big implications for how we think about and manage mental health conditions.
Experiment with eating a diet that’s free of processed food and sugar that contribute to inflammation and monitor how your body responds. Once you identify the major culprits, slowly reintroduce other foods back into your diet. Many people have found that by transforming what they eat, they also see positive changes in their moods.
England Defeats India. What's next for Indian Cricket?
India's men's cricket team was defeated by the England men's cricket team on 10 November at Adelaide stadium during the ongoing ICC Men's T20 World Cup. England won by 10 wickets. This defeat has raised questions about the T20 squad of the Indian Men's cricket team. Indian cricket team has to look into the future as well now, and it looks likely that young talents like Umran Malik and Shahbaz Ahmed would make a comeback to this Indian side. Players like Rishabh Pant, Suryakumar Yadav and Arshdeep Singh seem would also be cementing their place into India's top-tier team.
Indian selectors would also need to work upon would be building a core team of 15 to 20 players are all-formats, this means that this would basically be India's core team which would function across all formats and minor changes would be done to it, basically opposite looking than India's strategy for individual teams or A to C teams. Indian cricket would need to divest from the night-stardom players it has been looking for from the IPL.
One last thing, Indian cricket would need to focus on would be players' fitness. India suffered hugely from missing out on players like Jasprit Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja, although they are some of the fittest sports professionals around. Overall, there would be a need to have more investment into players' fitness ensuring there won't be any major losses in important tournaments like the present Cricket world cup going forward.
What are U.S Midterm elections?
Every two years one-third of the Senate’s members are either elected (or reelected) or vacate the seat at the end of the term. When this biennial contest does not coincide with a presidential election, it is called a “midterm election.” Such elections often receive less attention than presidential contests, but midterm elections have influenced national politics and predicted major turning points in the history of the United States of America.
History seems to be repeating itself this cycle as well, as the Republics of the GOP seem to be getting gains in the elections, and also hoping to take back the House of Congress which is controlled by democrats now. And, the faith of the senate seems to rely on the crucial senate race in Georgia which is between Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker. This is considered the climax of this election and is predicted to go neck-to-neck and results are expected only late into the night for the USA.
Ancient Aliens: Man’s search for intelligent life in the universe.
This is the second part in our ongoing series of, Life outside planet earth, where we trying to give you real facts on the research made so far about extraterrestrial life and would we be able to discover life in the universe during our lifetimes.
With roughly 100 billion galaxies hosting countless stars each, the universe seems like it should be teeming with life. But is it really it?
The question remains, Are we alone?
This question has plagued humankind since time immemorial. And yet, we still don’t have a conclusive answer. Despite our incredible technological advancements, we have never received a credible radio signal from, or even the teeniest trace of, extraterrestrial life beyond Earth.
Ancient Aliens: Are we really alone in the Universe?
For the longest time, belief in extraterrestrial life was considered a fringe viewpoint, more suitable for science fiction conventions and fans of Star Trek or the X-Files. Today, it’s the exact opposite. Those who reject the notion of alien life are considered to be outliers. This change in attitude occurred for several reasons, perhaps none as important as the discovery that exoplanets are everywhere — 100 billion of them in the Milky Way galaxy alone.
Surely, with so many opportunities for life to flourish, the universe must be teeming with extraterrestrials. But is it? Other than Earth, there’s almost certainly no other life in our solar system. Most exoplanets we know of are not particularly hospitable to life. Most stars are incapable of supporting photosynthesis.
The reality is that Earth-like planets are probably rare, but that doesn’t rule out that the entire universe, after all, is a pretty big place. While the spatial size of the entire universe is unknown, it is possible to measure the size of the observable universe, which is approximately 93 billion light-years in diameter at the present day.
This is the exact reason why, though humankind has never found any sign of any extraterrestrial life outside of our planet, many scientists do believe in the possibility that it's just a matter of time before we would get a news flash from channels like CNN or BBC that some mission that NASA or ISRO did discover a bacteria on some planet which has no relation to any life present on earth.