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Airbus delivers powerhouse for NASA’s Orion spacecraft

Europe’s Airbus on Friday delivered the “powerhouse” for NASA’s new Orion Spaceship that will take astronauts to the Moon and beyond in coming years.

Study: Babies born to men older than 35 at higher risk of health problems

Babies born to dads of older age have been linked to a higher risk of health problems at birth, according to a recent study by Stanford University.
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Diabetes drug Metformin blocks disease causing blindness

Researchers from Taiwan have found that Metformin, a common drug used to treat type 2 diabetes may have an effect of lowering the possibility of developing a disease leading to blindness.
China's articial moon will beam light eight times brighter than the moon [Andy Wong-AP Photo] 2

China to launch ‘artificial moon’ to illuminate city streets

China is planning to launch its own 'artificial moon' by 2020 to replace streetlamps and lower electricity costs in urban areas, state media reported on Friday.
Engine problems hit the Russian rocket after lift-off

Emergency landing for astronauts as rocket fails

A US and Russian astronaut are making an emergency landing following a rocket failure on a mission to the International Space Station.

Scientists edit mice gene that could prevent human congenital diseases

American Scientists have for the first time performed ‘prenatal gene editing’ to prevent a deadly metabolic disorder in lab animals, offering the potential to treat human congenital diseases before birth.
Cervical cancer could be eliminated in Australia as a public health issue within 20 years. Voisin-Phanie - Rex Features

Study: Australia could be first to eliminate cervical cancer

Australia could be the first country in the world to effectively eradicate cervical cancer if current vaccination and screening rates are maintained, according to a research in public health journal `the Lancet’ published on Wednesday.
Arthur Ashkin, 96, Gerard Mourou, 74, Donna Strickland, 59

Physics Nobel for laser pioneers includes first woman in 55 years

A trio of American, French and Canadian scientists won the 2018 Nobel Prize for Physics on Tuesday for breakthroughs in laser technology that have turned light beams into precision tools for everything from eye surgery to micro-machining.
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James Allison, Tasuku Honjo win Nobel Medicine for cancer therapy

Two immunologists, James Allison of the US and Tasuku Honjo of Japan, won the 2018 Nobel Medicine Prize for research into how the body’s natural defences can fight cancer, the jury said on Monday.

Research: Zika virus likely cure for brain cancer

The report was published on Tuesday by researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch, who have been researching into the Zika virus for years, trying to figure out how the virus attacks the brain.
SpaceX has signed the world’s first private passenger to fly around the Moon aboard our BFR launch vehicle—an important step toward enabling access for everyday people who dream of traveling to space.

First paying passenger for moon trip to be identified

SpaceX has signed the world’s first private passenger to fly around the moon and will announce details on Monday, the company said.
Participants at the 2018 World Robot Olympiad (WRO) Nigeria held on Saturday, Sept 15, 2018, in Lagos. (NAN-Photo)

Nigerian students for 2018 World Robot Olympiad in Thailand

Some Nigerian students are set to represent the country at the 2108 World Robot Olympiad in Thailand after coming out tops at the World Robot Olympiad (WRO) Nigeria held in Lagos.
SpaceX has signed the world’s first private passenger to fly around the Moon aboard our BFR launch vehicle—an important step toward enabling access for everyday people who dream of traveling to space.

SpaceX to reveal identity of passenger on world’s first private trip around the moon

SpaceX said it will reveal the identity of the person it chose as passenger on a first trip around the moon on Monday.

Scientists develop non-antibiotic drug for tuberculosis

The drug works by targeting mycobacterium tuberculosis’ defences rather than the bacteria itself. It can also take out its increasingly commonly antibiotic-resistant strains.
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British astrophysicist donates $3 million prize to female scientists

One of Britain’s leading astrophysicists, Jocelyn Bell Burnell, said she will donate her $3 million prize to encourage more people, especially women, to break into the field.
The RemoveDEBRIS was launched on April 2 aboard a SpaceX Dragon rocket as part of a ISS resupply mission [John Raoux|AP]

China launches marine satellite to monitor climate change

China sent a new marine satellite into orbit on Friday to help improve understanding of maritime waters and climate change.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashed al-Maktoum named the new astronauts as Hazza al-Mansouri, 34, and 37-year-old Sultan al-Neyadi.

UAE announces first astronauts to go to space

The United Arab Emirates has selected its first two astronauts to go on a mission to the International Space Station, Dubai’s ruler said Monday.

Chinese scientists develop new wound healing dressing material

Chinese scientists have developed a new kind of adhesive antibacterial hydrogel that can be used in wound healing treatment.

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Residents commend ministry’s plan to establish science museum in Abuja

Residents of Abuja on Wednesday commended the Ministry of Science and Technology over its plan to establish National Science and Technology Museum in the city.

Itse Sagay: Only corrupt foreign investors fled Nigeria when Muhammadu Buhari took over

Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Commitee Against Corruption (PACAC), on Wednesday said that the claim by former president Goodluck Jonathan that foreign investors have fled the country since President Muhammadu Buhari took over is false.

Sullivan Chime: Muhammadu Buhari has done much for Ndigbo

Former Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu State has urged Igbos to vote for President Muhammadu Buhari in their own interest.
US President Donald Trump speaks to the press before boarding Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on October 27, 2018. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM - AFP)

Donald Trump thanks Saudi Arabia for lower oil prices

US President Donald Trump thanked Saudi Arabia on Wednesday for lower oil prices — a day after pledging the US would remain a “steadfast partner” of the kingdom despite the murder of a dissident journalist.
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Nigerians ‘drag’ Blac Chyna over planned sales of bleaching cream

Nigerians on social media have expressed their displeasure over Blac Chyna’s upcoming bleaching cream sales in Lagos.