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Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology, has said that it is only knowledge-based economy that would add value and create a new lease of life for all Nigerians.

Nigeria’ll put additional satellites in space – minister

The Federal government says it is now more determined put additional satellites in the orbit to enhance the realization of its developmental agenda for space technology.
A Chinese space probe on Wednesday began drilling on the surface of the Moon hours after landing, in an ambitious attempt to bring back the first lunar samples in four decades.

Chinese probe lands on moon to gather lunar samples

A Chinese space probe on Wednesday began drilling on the surface of the Moon hours after landing, in an ambitious attempt to bring back the first lunar samples in four decades.
Vials with a sticker reading, COVID-19 - Coronavirus vaccine - Injection only and a medical syringe are seen in front of a displayed Moderna logo in this illustration taken October 31, 2020. REUTERS-Dado Ruvic-Illustration-File Photo

Moderna to seek US, EU authorization for coronavirus vaccine on Monday

Moderna Inc will apply for U.S. and European emergency authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine on Monday after full results from a late-stage study showed it was 94.1% effective with no serious safety concerns, the company said.
A Nigerian-American, Engineer Robert Sylvester Okojie, has been inducted into the United States of America’s National Aeronautics Space Administration’s Inventors Hall of Fame.

Nigerian emerges fourth Black to be inducted into US NASA’s Inventors Hall of Fame

A Nigerian-American, Engineer Robert Sylvester Okojie, has been inducted into the United States of America’s National Aeronautics Space Administration’s Inventors Hall of Fame.
Israeli scientists say they have managed to not only successfully stop the biological ageing process but to reverse it, using only oxygen.

Israeli scientists claim to reverse ageing

Israeli scientists say they have managed to not only successfully stop the biological ageing process but to reverse it, using only oxygen.
This illustration shows the rear of the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich spacecraft in orbit above Earth with its deployable solar panels extended. As the world’s latest ocean-monitoring satellite, it is launching on Nov. 21, 2020, to collect the most accurate data yet on global sea level and how our oceans are rising in response to climate change. | Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA to launch satellite to track rising sea levels

NASA plans to launch a satellite tomorrow that will follow the effects of climate change on the world’s oceans and gather data to improve weather forecasts. The satellite will continue NASA’s three decades-long work to document rising sea levels and will give scientists a more precise view of the coastlines than they’ve ever had from space.
The rocket that failed is called Vega, one of the primary rockets developed by European launch provider Arianespace. The vehicle took off last night from Europe’s primary spaceport in French Guiana.

European Vega rocket fails for the second time during launch in two years

Late Monday night, a European rocket carrying two satellites failed during flight, leading to the loss of the payloads on board. It was the second major failure of this particular type of rocket within the last two years.
Four astronauts were successfully launched on the SpaceX Crew Dragon “Resilience” to the International Space Station on Sunday, the first of what the US hopes will be many routine missions following a successful test flight in late spring.

SpaceX launches four astronauts to ISS

Four astronauts were successfully launched on the SpaceX Crew Dragon “Resilience” to the International Space Station on Sunday, the first of what the US hopes will be many routine missions following a successful test flight in late spring.
Four astronauts were poised to launch on the SpaceX Crew Dragon “Resilience” to the International Space Station on Sunday, the first of what the US hopes will be many routine missions following a successful test flight in late spring.

SpaceX launches four astronauts to ISS on Sunday

Four astronauts were poised to launch on the SpaceX Crew Dragon “Resilience” to the International Space Station on Sunday, the first of what the US hopes will be many routine missions following a successful test flight in late spring.
A new study finds that people who want to stay heart healthy should avoid drinking artificially sweetened beverages like diet soda.

Diet soda increases likelihood of a stroke – study

“The belief that artificial sweeteners are a safe substitute for sugar is fake news,” Dr. Guy L. Mintz, director of cardiovascular health & lipidology of cardiology at Northwell Health’s Sandra Atlas Bass Heart Hospital in New York, told Healthline.
Images beamed back to ground control revealed it caught more material than scientists anticipated and was spewing excess of flaky asteroid rocks into space.

NASA probe leaking asteroid samples due to jammed door

Images beamed back to ground control revealed it caught more material than scientists anticipated and was spewing excess of flaky asteroid rocks into space.
China is conducting clinical trials of 11 vaccines against the coronavirus disease, four of which are in phase 3, the country’s Science and Technology Minister Wang Zhigang said on Friday.

China testing 11 virus vaccines, four undergoing stage three trials

China is conducting clinical trials of 11 vaccines against the coronavirus disease, four of which are in phase 3, the country’s Science and Technology Minister Wang Zhigang said on Friday. “At the moment, 11 vaccines...
Radiation from mobile phones could have contributed to the dramatic decline in insect populations seen in much of Europe in recent years, a German study showed Thursday.

Mobile phone radiation may be killing insects – study

Radiation from mobile phones could have contributed to the dramatic decline in insect populations seen in much of Europe in recent years, a German study showed Thursday.
China launched a new high-resolution remote sensing satellite for the Jilin-1 satellite constellation on Saturday morning from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. However, the solid fuelled Kuaizhou-1A launch was declared a failure after several hours of waiting for information from Chinese state media.

China puts nine satellites into orbit from ship

China has successfully launched a group of nine high-resolution Earth remote sensing satellites of the Jilin-1 Gaofen-03-1 constellation, into orbit using the Long March-11 carrier rocket, an official said.

Chinese researchers design new bio-printing method for gastric wounds

Chinese researchers have designed a new way of treating gastric wounds by using a micro-robot that can conduct in vivo bio-printing.
The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft shoved off from the International Space Station on Saturday with two US astronauts on board, beginning their journey back to Earth despite a storm threatening Florida.

SpaceX craft departs ISS for Earth

The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft shoved off from the International Space Station on Saturday with two US astronauts on board, beginning their journey back to Earth despite a storm threatening Florida.
US biotech firm Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine induced a robust immune response and prevented the coronavirus from replicating in the noses and lungs of monkeys, a study in the New England Journal of Medicine said Tuesday.

Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine worked well in monkeys ― study

US biotech firm Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine induced a robust immune response and prevented the coronavirus from replicating in the noses and lungs of monkeys, a study in the New England Journal of Medicine said Tuesday.
“Trials of CoronaVac, one of the vaccines that have advanced furthest in testing in the world, will begin at the Clinical Hospital of Sao Paulo,” the state’s governor, Joao Doria, told a news conference.

Two coronavirus vaccines proven safe for human – research

Two coronavirus vaccine have proven safe for humans and produced strong immune reactions among patients involved in separate clinical trials, doctors said Monday.

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Pep Guardiola has addressed Sergio Aguero's contract situation at Manchester City, while admitting the Blues miss him a lot when he's not fit to play.

Barcelona move to land Manchester City star Sergio Aguero

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Britain targets 24/7 coronavirus vaccinations to speed rollout

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Unilever ‘strongly encourages’ workers to get coronavirus vaccine

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Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford wins school meal assurance from UK premier

British soccer player Marcus Rashford said he had received assurances from Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday that problems with the meagre food parcels being offered to young English schoolchildren would be resolved.
Rebel forces advancing on the Central African Republic's capital Bangui have been pushed back and the situation is under control, a spokesperson for UN peacekeeping forces said on Sunday, as tensions mount a week before key elections.

UN: Rebels thwarted in attack near Central African capital

Rebel forces in the Central African Republic on Wednesday mounted their closest attack to the capital Bangui before being repelled with the death of a peacekeeper, the country's UN mission said.