A novel but controversial technique known as gene-editing has produced pigs that could be resilient to an often fatal virus that costs European farmers $1.6 billion per year, researchers said Thursday.
'Ring of fire' eclipse treat for southern skygazers
A spectacular "ring of fire" solar eclipse Sunday will regale skygazers in South America and southern Africa, with seafarers in the nearby Atlantic getting a front-row view too, astronomers say.
Scientists record Planet Nine, eighth continent, Zealandia, breakthroughs
Also, geologists have found that beneath the waves in the southwest Pacific Ocean lays a mostly hidden realm — dubbed Zealandia — that deserves to be called a continent.
Nigerian skies, in 2017 - Part 4
In Nigeria, “optimum” viewing conditions, would be a pitch-dark night, under a perfectly clear sky, somewhere in the rural North or the mountainous Middle Belt.
Zealandia is Earth's newest continent
New Zealand sits atop a previously unknown continent -- mostly submerged beneath the South Pacific -- that should be recognised with the name Zealandia, scientists said Friday.
Nigerian skies in 2017 - Part 3
Auspiciously, key comet sentinels forecast a flurry of activity this month, as luminous visitors take perihelion turns around the Sun—some radiating near the margins of naked-eye visibility.
FIIRO scientists develop technology to beat metal contamination of food products
Worried by the rise in heavy metal contamination of food products and its attendant health consequences, Nigerian scientists at the Federal Institute...
Information management crucial in healthcare delivery, says LUTH’s CMD
Chief Medical Director (CMD), Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) Prof. Chris Bode has said that information management is very essential in healthcare delivery because it connects and highlights data to provide information.....
Scientists prove new approach to polio vaccines works
Despite the success of vaccines produced from ‘virus-like particles’ (VLPs) for hepatitis B and human papilloma viruses, poliovirus VLPs have proved to be too unstable to make practical vaccines.