Breaking the bank: Thai vets remove 915 coins from turtle
A sea turtle dubbed 'Piggy Bank' has had her fortunes restored after Thai vets removed 915 coins from her stomach -- a deposit built up after years of gulping down good luck pennies tossed into its pond.
Nigerian skies, in 2017 - Part 5
Be the ZHR as it may, meteor shower ratings can be very helpful guides, especially if you are planning a community, classroom or club outing.
'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...