When you hear the term “mass extinction” you probably imagine something like the space rock that smacked Earth and led to the demise of the dinosaurs, but according to a new research paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, we’re currently experiencing an extinction event Read More
Dogs understand what some human words mean, according to a study published in the prestigious journal Science.
In a world-first experiment, academics in Hungary trained 13 dogs to voluntarily lie in an MRI scanner to monitor what happened in their brain when the researchers spoke to them.
They discovered that dogs’ brains Read More
Zika can “wreak havoc” on the brains of adults and cause major, lasting damage, according to a new study. The research could overthrow the assumption that the virus is only of major worry to pregnant women.
Until now, the mosquito-borne infection has been primarily linked to microcephaly, a serious defect Read More
Planet Earth has entered a new epoch dubbed the Anthropocene because of the extent of humanity’s impact on the planet, according to a group of experts.
An international working group set up to consider the question voted by 34 to zero, with one abstention, that the Anthropocene was real in a Read More
Just when you thought women couldn't be shat upon from any greater height it turns out there's even more coming, this time they're getting grief for wearing jewellery.
A recruiter giving advice on LinkedIn has suggested that woman not wear their engagement rings to job interviews because it will hinder their Read More
A rocky planet that might have aliens on it has been found, close enough that we could travel there.
The new world is just slightly bigger than Earth and sits about four light years away, orbiting Proxima Centauri. That star is the nearest one to our solar system.
As such, it is Read More
Scientists have been trying to measure intelligence for hundreds of years, and the Intelligence Quotient (IQ) tests have been one way of doing that.
However IQ tests have received criticism for at best measuring only one aspect of intelligence, and at worst, being "fundamentally flawed."
But here are nine other Read More
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni surprised residents of Kyeirumba village with a roadside phone call using a cheap ' kabiriti' on Monday.
He sat on a chair by the road and spoke on the phone for about 30 minutes, as his security detail waited. He directed the officers not to block traffic.
Museveni Read More
The Federal Ministry of Education and other stakeholders in the tertiary education sub-sector have agreed on N2,500 as the fee for post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) screening.
This is contained in a statement issued by Prof. Michael Faborode, the Secretary-General, Association of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities (AVCNU) in Abuja.
Faborode said the Read More
… Nigerian Universities missed first 1000
The Times Higher Education has released the ranking for best global universities on Monday July 11. The ranking is based on University core missions - teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.
The top universities rankings employ 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators to provide the most Read More