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Professor Rebecca Ackermann, from the Department of Archaeology at UCT, was named as one of their Women Changing South Africa.

Scientists criticise study revealing a new birthplace for humanity

A new study claiming that our earliest ancestors come from a specific area in southern Africa and not Eastern Africa as previously thought received strong criticism on Tuesday.
A device used by Samsung to launch a Cara Delevingne selfie into space has apparently made a dramatic return to Earth.

Samsung’s ‘space selfie’ balloon crash-lands on US farm

A device used by Samsung to launch a Cara Delevingne selfie into space has apparently made a dramatic return to Earth. Nancy Mumby-Welke of Gratiot County, Michigan, heard a loud crash outside her farmland home this weekend and discovered a large object in her backyard.
Over the years, medical scientists have suggested that women live longer than men with researches showing a survival advantage for females in all reviews. Researches have also been carried out toward unraveling the cause of this riddle.

Does staring at a woman’s breast elongate a man’s life?

Over the years, medical scientists have suggested that women live longer than men with researches showing a survival advantage for females in all reviews. Researches have also been carried out toward unraveling the cause of this riddle.
American pharmaceutical company Pfizer has recalled batches of its Xalatan 0.005%w-v eye drops solution in Nigeria.

Pfizer recalls batches of Xalatan eye drops in Nigeria

American pharmaceutical company Pfizer has recalled batches of its Xalatan 0.005%w/v eye drops solution in Nigeria.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 17, 1975, Commander of the Soviet crew of Soyuz, Alexei Leonov (L) and commander of the US crew of Apollo, Thomas Stafford (R), shake hands after the Apollo-Soyuz docking maneuvers. – Alexei Leonov, a Soviet-era cosmonaut who was the first man to conduct a spacewalk in 1965, died on October 11, 2019 in Moscow aged 85, his assistant said. AFP PHOTO / NASA.

First man to conduct spacewalk Alexei Leonov passes on

Alexei Leonov, a Soviet-era cosmonaut who was the first man to conduct a spacewalk in 1965, died in Moscow on Friday aged 85 after a long illness.
Here is a list of Nobel Chemistry Prize winners over the past 10 years, including John Goodenough of the US, Britain’s Stanley Whittingham and Japan’s Akira Yoshino who on Wednesday won for the development of lithium-ion batteries.

Recent winners of the Nobel Chemistry Prize

Here is a list of Nobel Chemistry Prize winners over the past 10 years, including John Goodenough of the US, Britain’s Stanley Whittingham and Japan’s Akira Yoshino who on Wednesday won for the development of lithium-ion batteries.

100m-year-old dinosaur footprints found in east China

Palaeontologists announced on Tuesday in Beijing they had discovered a group of 100 million-year-old fossils of dinosaur footprints in east China’s Zhejiang Province.
James Peebles, Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz have won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Physics.

Nobel Physics Prize goes to Canadian-American, two Swiss scientists

Canadian-American James Peebles and Swiss scientists Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz on Tuesday won the Nobel Physics Prize for their work in cosmology, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said.
(CNN)The 2019 Nobel Prize for Medicine has been jointly awarded to William Kaelin Jr., Sir Peter Ratcliffe and Gregg Semenza for their pioneering research into how human cells respond to changing oxygen levels.

Trio win medicine Nobel for work on how cells adapt to oxygen

Two Americans and a Briton won the 2019 Nobel Medicine Prize on Monday for discovering a molecular switch that regulates how cells adapt to fluctuating oxygen levels, opening up new approaches to treating heart failure, anaemia and cancer.
Facebook, Messenger and Instagram apps are are displayed on an iPhone. Jenny Kane-AP

Facebook wins dismissal of lawsuit that accused it of deceiving investors over privacy breach...

Facebook and its chief executive Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday won dismissal of an investor lawsuit accusing them of deceiving investors about the likely impact of a privacy breach on its stock price, though the investors will be have a chance to refile their case.

Study reveals possible arrival of humans with pre-birth evidences – researcher

A researcher, Dr Sola Olorunyomi, says research has revealed the possible arrival of new sets of human beings who have evidence of pre-birth.
For centuries, Moringa oleifera leaf has been used in traditional medicine for common ailments in many countries of the world. Traditionally, it is used in the treatment of hypertension.

Scientists: Moringa oleifera extract may protect against glaucoma

For centuries, Moringa oleifera leaf has been used in traditional medicine for common ailments in many countries of the world. Traditionally, it is used in the treatment of hypertension.
This screen grab taken from a live webcast by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on August 6, 2019 shows Vikram Lander before it is supposed to land on the Moon. Chandrayaan-2 space exploration mission consisting of a lunar orbiter, a lander named ‘Vikram’, and a lunar rover named ‘Pragyan’, all of which were developed in India, was launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on 22 July 2019 by the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Mark III. Handout / Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) / AFP

India loses contact with Moon lander

India’s space programme suffered a huge setback Saturday after losing contact with an unmanned spacecraft moments before it was due to make a historic soft landing on the Moon.
Satellite image on 29 August of apparent failed Iranian rocket launch. AFP-Getty Images

Astronomers track US spy satellites using Donald Trump’s tweet

In a tweet posted a few days ago, the United States (US) president, Donald Trump, included a smartphone picture of Iran’s Semnan Launch Site One, a location believed to be the site where a rocket failure took place.
Two new drugs have shown remarkable promise at treating Ebola in a clinical trial, increasing survival rates for people who recently contracted the disease to between 89 and 94 percent.

Ebola cure a turning point in drug development – experts

Two new drugs have shown remarkable promise at treating Ebola in a clinical trial, increasing survival rates for people who recently contracted the disease to between 89 and 94 percent. That’s astonishing for a virus that typically kills about half of all the people it infects.

Survey: Excessive exposure to mobile phones weakens children’s eyesight

Nearly 83 percent of Chinese parents have blamed excessive use of electronic products such as mobile phones for their children’s weakening eyesight, showed a survey released by China Youth Daily on Thursday.
Europe and Russia’s joint robotic mission to Mars has hit a snag after the parachutes needed for landing the spacecraft on the Red Planet failed in two back-to-back tests.

Europe, Russia’s mission to Mars runs into speed bump after two failed parachute tests

Europe and Russia’s joint robotic mission to Mars has hit a snag after the parachutes needed for landing the spacecraft on the Red Planet failed in two back-to-back tests. There isn’t much time left to fix and test the issue before its scheduled launch in the summer of 2020. If the mission team cannot meet the 2020 deadline, they’ll have to wait until 2022 to try again.

Telegram’s latest update helps users cut down on notification overload

The messaging app Telegram has been updated with a number of features that should cut down on the amount of notifications and noise generated by the app.

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Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi; Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege; President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, and Chairman of Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof. Itse Sagay, during the courtesy visit by PACAC to the Senate President at the National Assembly on Thursday, November 21, 2019.

Itse Sagay applauds Senate’s leadership for commitment to service

Chairman of Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-Corruption (PACA), Prof. Itse Sagay, on Thursday applauded the leadership of the ninth Senate for its commitment to service of the country.
Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi; Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege; President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, and Chairman of Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof. Itse Sagay, during the courtesy visit by PACAC to the Senate President at the National Assembly on Thursday, November 21, 2019.

Senator Lawan: Senate yet to receive request from President Buhari for Ibrahim Magu’s confirmation

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Thursday said the Senate is yet to receive any formal request from President Muhammadu Buhari for confirmation of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu.

Edo new police commissioner reads riot act to criminal elements

The new Commissioner of Police deployed to the Edo State Police Command, CP Lawal Tanko Jimeta, yesterday, said he would be firm in carrying out his duty in order to ensure the safety of lives and property of the citizens of the state.
Chidi Izuwah

Federal government approves PPP projects worth $8 billion in eight years

Mr Chidi Izuwah, the Director-General, Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) has said that the Federal Government approved Public-Private Partnership (PPP) projects worth eight billion dollars between 2010 and 2018.
Power

Federal government to review ownership of electricity distribution companies

The National Economic Council, NEC, yesterday resolved to review the status of the ownership structure of the power distribution companies in the country.