Space junk could destroy satellites, hurt economies
The growing amount of fast-moving space debris orbiting the Earth could lead to catastrophic collisions with satellites, hurting economies, researchers warned Wednesday ahead of a summit to coordinate efforts to remove the junk.
Transplanted stem cells become eggs in sterile mice
With an assist, an old mouse might be able to make new eggs.
40 more ‘intelligence’ genes found
Smarty-pants have 40 new reasons to thank their parents for their powerful brains.
Mouse sperm survives in space, but could human babies?
Freeze-dried mouse sperm that spent nine months in space has been used to produce healthy rodent offspring back on Earth, Japanese researchers said this week.
‘Why science, health should be declared national emergency’
The challenges are many and all hang on the people, First is our attitude to the “amalgam” we call Nigeria. There is no patriotic zeal in our people; there is no commitment to building a nation we can be proud of.
Anti-HIV progress under threat
Worried that the Federal Government contributes only about seven per cent of funding for Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) activities in the country, the National Agency for the Control of AIDS....
U.K. candidate, David Nabarro, promises shake-up in WHO
David Nabarro, the United Kingdom (U.K.) candidate for this month’s crucial election as Director General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has promised to target 50 percent female representation including in senior roles at the organisation.
Breakthroughs in biodesiel, charcoal production
Nigerian Academy of Science is one of the prestigious scientific bodies in the nation and has been in the business of ensuring that scientific standards are maintained and upheld at the highest level possible.
Scientists step closer to designer babies
Scientists have alerted to improvements in genetics, which are causing designer babies to near ‘100 per cent efficiency’ in trials using mice. They said synthetic human Deoxy Nucleic Acid...