The space rock, dubbed asteroid 2012 TC4, is about 30-100 feet (10-30 metres) in size, and will fly by at just one-eighth of the distance between Earth and the moon on Thursday, October 12.
Boosting medical directors’ leadership, managerial skills
Several studies and experts have blamed the poor health indices in the country and performance of general and teaching hospitals on lack of leadership and managerial skills of Medical Directors (MDs) and Chief Medical Directors (CMDs).
Vision Zero takes safety project to public schools
The Lagos State government has begun a project geared towards ensuring the safety of children and students. It is being handled by the Lagos State Safety Commission.
Pharmacists intensify efforts to sanitise drug markets
Pharmacists under the aegis of Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) have sealed 283 illegal pharmacies and patent medicine stores in Zamfara State as part of its mandate to ensure rational distribution, dispensing of medicines that are safe, effective and of good quality to the public.
How climate change, conflicts could wipe out humans by 2100
If urgent steps were not taken to counter the threat, the human race could be wiped out, before 2100, by catastrophic climate change and rising cases of violent conflicts globally.
UNTH, overseas partners plan free open-heart surgeries in November
The University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Ituku –Ozalla, Enugu state said at the weekend that it was discussing with her overseas partners to ensure free open heart surgeries for Nigerians during her November mission.
Foundation moves to stem rising tide of Alzheimer’s
The newly launched Gabi Williams Alzheimer’s Foundation (GWAF) has reiterated its commitment towards effective combat of Alzheimer disease.According to a statement by the Foundation, the programme among others would focus on developing local case studies of Alzheimer’s disease....
World's oldest captive panda dies
The world's oldest captive giant panda has died at the ripe old age of 37 -- more than 100 in human years -- her handlers in China said on Thursday as they gave "Basi" an emotional send-off.
Airplanes could fly thousands of miles on new biofuel feedstock
A Boeing 747 burns one gallon of jet fuel each second. A recent analysis from researchers at the University of Illinois estimate that this aircraft could fly for 10 hours on bio-jet fuel produced on 54 acres of specially engineered sugarcane.
How Nigeria, 138 others could be powered by 100% wind, water, solar energy by 2050
The work titled “100% Clean and Renewable Wind, Water, and Sunlight (WWS) All-Sector Energy Roadmaps for 139 Countries of the World” appeared August 23 in the journal Joule, Cell Press’s new publication focused on sustainable energy.
Big asteroid to flyby Earth on September 1
A massive asteroid estimated to be 2.7 miles wide is set to make a ‘relatively close encounter’ with Earth on September 1, 2017.
Nigerians await solar eclipse on Monday, lunar episode July 27, 2018
According to Science News, a partial solar eclipse will be seen from the much broader path of the Moon’s penumbra, including all of North America, northern South America, Western Europe, and some of Africa including Nigeria and north-east of Asia on Monday, August 21, 2017.