With more private spaceship traffic expected at the International Space Station in the coming years, two US astronauts embarked on a spacewalk Friday to install a special parking spot for them.
Astronomers reveal top 20 planets with aliens, most similar to Earth
The United States Aeronautic Space Agency (NASA’s) Kepler telescope has been busy in the hunt for alien life, finding over 4,000 new planets outside Earth’s solar system over the past three years.
FOFA takes plan on young people’s health to Abia
An action plan tagged “Abia State Integrated Plan on Young People Health and Development AIYHD" has been presented by Forward Africa (FOFA) to the Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, in Umuahia.
New polio cases in Borno State underline risks for children in conflict, says UNICEF
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday said the sobering news that two children have been paralyzed by wild poliovirus in northeastern Nigeria underscores the urgency of eradicating the disease in conflict-affected areas.
Petroleum in space? Ain’t that a gas! - Part 2
The widely accepted view is that petroleum formed from organisms—mostly plants and small marine animals—which accumulated in swamp mud and on river and ocean beds.Over time, the theory holds, the organisms got buried under flowing detritus...
FIIRO partners agro-based groups on economic diversification
Director General (DG) of the Federal Institute of Industrial Research (FIIRO), Oshodi, Lagos, Dr. Gloria Elemo, has disclosed that the institute in its bid to diversify the nation’s economy has partnered the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce...
Youth leaders call for greater investments in medicare to achieve SDGs
As part of the International Youth Day celebrations, youth leaders have called for greater investments in health to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).Over 200 youth leaders converged on the Unity Fountain in Abuja....
Vienna zoo hails rare birth of tiny giant panda twins
A giant panda on loan from China to Austria has given birth to two naturally conceived twins, an exceptionally rare event for the endangered species, Vienna's famous Schoenbrunn Zoo said Tuesday.
SpaceX lands Falcon 9 rocket after launch
SpaceX successfully landed a reusable Falcon 9 rocket on a floating drone ship at sea early Sunday after the vehicle had sent a Japanese communications satellite into orbit.
Guns, tractors threaten wildlife more than climate
Farming and hunting pose a more immediate threat to wildlife than climate change, researchers said Wednesday, in a controversial plea to redirect resources earmarked for species conservation.
Furore over first GM mosquito trial
Scientists have made major breakthroughs in their quest to eliminate mosquito-borne diseases by deploying genetically modified version of the vector and three new vaccines.