It’s International Earth Day on Saturday, April 22, and these are the facts you should have. Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970 and until year 2000 when it went annual, it was celebrated every decade.
Using smart devices to harvest water, diagnose diseases
Scientists have made major breakthroughs in using portable devices to not just harvest drinking water from dry air using only sunlight but diagnose diseases such as diabetes, cystic fibrosis, infections and blood clotting.
Japan volcanic island may hold key to coral survival
The key to the survival of the world's threatened coral reefs may lie in the waters surrounding a small volcanic island off the coast of Japan, scientists say.
Ants mastered agriculture 30 million years before we did
Ants cultivated designer crops in controlled environments millions of years before humans figured out how to push seeds into the ground to grow food, scientists reported in a study Wednesday.
Breakthrough in climate change mitigation, renewable energy
Researchers have made giant strides in efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change especially the rising temperatures and its attendant consequences and in the development of renewable energy sources.
Genetic details of controversial ‘three-parent baby’ revealed
When a United States (U.S.) fertility clinic revealed last year that it had created a baby boy using a controversial technique that mixes Deoxyribo Nucleic Acid (DNA)/genetic material from three people, scientists were quick to raise the alarm.
Jesus's tomb restored after months of work
The tomb where Jesus is believed to have been buried is being unveiled again following nine months of restoration work that will be highlighted at a much-anticipated ceremony Wednesday.
2017 already marked by climate extremes
Extreme weather and climate conditions, including Arctic "heatwaves", are continuing this year, after 2016 topped the global temperature charts and saw shrinking sea ice and surging sea levels.
Leadership Initiative trains primary healthcare workers in Lagos
Leadership Initiative For Youths Empowerment, a Non Governmental Organization (NGO), has trained health workers at Primary Healthcare Centres in Isolo and Itire areas of Lagos, on improving community access to sexual....
Climate change worsens nutrition, studies find
Mounting evidence suggests that climate change could shrink the mineral and protein content of wheat, rice and other staple crops. This means that a lunch plate piled high with food from plants might not deliver the same.....