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Jocelyn Bell Burnell

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.

Scientists: Best combo drugs to prevent heart attack, sudden death

Researchers from the William Harvey Research Institute at Queen Mary University London in the United Kingdom have made public the results of a large long-term study that looked at the efficiency of different treatments in keeping cardiovascular disease and heart attack at bay.
A study published in Royal Society Open Science shows that goats prefer positive human emotional facial expressions, and they likely to nuzzle smiling face.

Goats can distinguish happy faces from angry ones – study

A new study shows that goats prefer a happy human face instead of an angry one, which suggests such socio-cognitive ability is more widespread in the animal kingdom than previously assumed.

Scientists develop brain implant that could stop, prevent epileptic seizures

An electronic device implanted directly into the brain can detect, stop and even prevent epileptic seizures.

Researchers find new enzymes for universal Type ‘O’ blood

Researchers from the University of British Columbia (UBC) have found a new, more powerful group of enzymes that could turn any type of blood into the universal Type “O” blood.
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Scientists: Viagra could stop age-related blindness

Scientists have determined that Viagra, the blue pill commonly prescribed in the treatment of impotence, could also stop age-related blindness and restore sight.

Scientists develop device to warn of imminent heart attack, stroke

Researchers have developed a bio-optics diagnostic device which can warn of impending heart attacks and stroke.

Experts: Why most people don’t survive the brain cancer that killed John McCain

Experts have proffered reasons why many people who experience the kind of cancer that killed American senator and a Republican presidential candidate, John McCain, hardly survive it.
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Scientists observe evidence of water ice on moon’s surface

For the first time, scientists have directly observed definitive evidence of water ice on the moon’s surface, U.S. space agency NASA has said.
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Study: Substance in toad skin could promote scarless healing

Chinese scientists have discovered a substance in toad skin which could help promote skin tissue regeneration and repair, thus helping wounds heal without scars.
Three-in-one BP pill

Triple pill may effectively lower blood pressure – study

A new low dose three-in-one pill to treat hypertension could transform the way high blood pressure is treated around the world, according to a study published in JAMA, a journal of the American Medical Association.

Medical marijuana trial shows positive signs for epilepsy sufferers

An Australian trial which used a marijuana extract to treat 40 children with severe epilepsy found the drug has a manageable side effect profile, but only shows extensive symptom relief for a select number of patients.
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Study: Blue light from smartphones could accelerate blindness

The blue light from digital devices like smartphones could accelerate blindness, researchers found.
This handout photo released by NASA shows the United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket with the Parker Solar Probe onboard moments before launch on August 12, 2018, Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. NASA postponed until August 12, 2018, the launch of the first ever spacecraft to fly directly toward the Sun on a mission to plunge into our star's sizzling atmosphere and unlock its mysteries. The reason for the delay was not immediately clear, but was called for after a gaseous helium alarm was sounded in the last moments before liftoff, officials said.Bill INGALLS / NASA / AFP

NASA launches historic probe to ‘touch Sun’

NASA on Sunday launched a $1.5 billion spacecraft toward the Sun on a historic mission to protect the Earth by unveiling the mysteries of dangerous solar storms.
The Parker Solarprobe spacecraft Set for launch

NASA blasts off historic spaceship to Sun

NASA on Sunday blasted off a $1.5 billion spacecraft toward the Sun on a historic mission to protect the Earth by unveiling the mysteries of dangerous solar storms.

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Yemi Osinbajo: I’m not Muhammadu Buhari’s spare tyre

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says he is not a spare tyre to the president, emphasising that his roles as the number two citizen are spelt out in the constitution.
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Dave Umahi sacks Ebonyi Broadcasting Corporation board chairman

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has sacked the Board Chairman of the Ebonyi Broadcasting Corporation, Mrs Patience Ogodo.

FIRS shuts NDPHC HQ over N9.8 billion tax debt

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), yesterday, sealed of the headquarters of the Niger Delta Power Holding (NDPHC) over tax liabilities totaling N9, 831,368, 259.90.

Olusegun Mimiko: I will work beyond imagination

The immediate past governor of Ondo State, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, who is also the Zenith Labour Party, ZLP, senatorial candidate for Ondo Central Senatorial district for the 2019 polls has reaffirmed his commitment to quality and adequate representation of the district if elected.