The Parker Solarprobe spacecraft Set for launch

NASA postpones for 24 hours launch of historic spaceship to Sun

NASA postponed until Sunday 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 Parker Solarprobe spacecraft Set for launch

NASA postpones launch of spacecraft to ‘touch Sun’

NASA has postponed until Sunday the launch of its $1.5 billion unmanned Parker Solar Probe, to allow engineers more time to investigate a red flag that was raised in the last moment before liftoff.
The Parker Solarprobe spacecraft Set for launch

NASA launches spacecraft to probe the Sun

NASA will launch today a $1.5 billion Parker Solar Probe spacecraft that aims to plunge into the Sun’s sizzling atmosphere and become humanity’s first mission to explore a star.

Indian to be first woman to give birth with mother’s transplanted uterus

An Indian woman will soon become the first in Asia to give birth to a baby after undergoing a successful uterus transplant recently, said doctors with a private hospital in Pune, a city in southwestern state of Maharashtra.
Changchun Changsheng Biotechnology

China orders recall of vaccines from abroad

Chinese investigators said they have recalled faulty vaccines produced by the company Changchun Changsheng Biotechnology, some of which have been sold abroad.

Researchers establish dangers in sleeping for long hours

A new study by a team of researchers at the Keele University, Newcastle, United Kingdom has shown that people, who sleep for more than eight hours each night are at a greater risk cardiovascular disease and mortality than people who sleep for seven hours or less.

China develops new diagnostic method for coronary heart disease

Chinese scientists have developed a new diagnostic method for coronary heart disease which has a 33 per cent higher accuracy rate compared with conventional methods.

Heavy drinking, long-term abstinence increase dementia risk – study

Researchers say heavy drinking or long-term abstinence could both contribute to increased risk of developing dementia.
Mars would need a much thicker atmosphere to sustain liquid water

NASA: ‘Impossible’ to make Mars like Earth with current technology

Dreams of transforming Mars into a habitable long-term human colony are scientifically impossible with current technology, according to a NASA-sponsored study.

Study: E-cigarettes, tobacco consumption increases risk of oral cancer

Scholars from University of California, San Francisco (UC San Francisco) have found that people who consume E-cigarettes and tobacco product are more likely to develop oral cancer, a U.S. non-profit advocating oral health said over the weekend.

NiMet predicts cloudy skies, rains, thunderstorms for Sunday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency, NiMet, has predicted thunderstorms and rains over the Central States of the country such as Minna, Bida, Abuja, Ilorin, Bauchi, Makurdi, Jos and Yola on Sunday morning.
8 The longest lunar eclipse, or blood moon, of the 21st century has delighted stargazers.

‘Blood moon’ dazzles skygazers in century’s longest eclipse

The longest "blood moon" eclipse this century dazzled skygazers across the globe Friday, coinciding with Mars' closest approach in 15 years in a thrilling celestial spectacle.
5 The longest lunar eclipse, or blood moon, of the 21st century has delighted stargazers.

Lunar eclipse: Longest ‘blood moon’ treats stargazers

Totality lasted for an impressive one hour 43 minutes, only four minutes shorter than the longest lunar eclipse possible.
lunar eclipse

Scientist: Nigeria to experience longest total lunar eclipse on Friday

Nigeria will on Friday night experience a spectacular total lunar eclipse, which will last for one hour, Prof. Augustine Ubachukwu, has said.
Artistic impression of the Mars Express spacecraft probing the southern hemisphere of Mars.DAVIDE COERO BORGA-ESA-INAF

NASA: Mars makes closest approach to Earth in 15 years on July 31

Mars will make its closest approach to Earth in 15 years on July 31, which means the red planet will be shinier and bigger and easier to observe, said US space agency NASA.

Study: Mobile phone radiation may affect brain performance in young adults

The radiation emitted from mobile phones may have adverse effects on the development of specific brain regions.
processed meat

Research: Processed meat ‘linked to’ insomnia, hyperactivity

A research has shown that nitrates, the chemicals used to cure meats such as beef jerky, salami, hot dogs and other processed meat snacks, may contribute to mania, an abnormal mood state.

NiMet predicts cloudy sky, rains, thunderstorms on Saturday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted morning rains over Abuja, Bauchi, Gombe, Lafia, Makurdi, Mambilla Plateau, Bida and Minna axis on Saturday.

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Federal government says $4.2 billion of textiles, garments imported or smuggled into Nigeria annually

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