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The logo of Swiss drugmaker Novartis AG is seen at its headquarters in Basel, Switzerland January 25, 2017. REUTERS-Arnd Wiegmann

10 million Euros for new malaria drug

The European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) has given a grant of €10 million over five years to “WANECAM 2” to conclude production of new malaria drug.
Israeli professor Tal Dvir presents a 3D print of heart with human tissue at the University of Tel Aviv on April 15, 2019. – Scientists in Israel on Monday unveiled a 3D print of a heart with human tissue and vessels, calling it a first and a “major medical breakthrough” that advances possibilities for transplants. (Photo by JACK GUEZ / AFP)

Scientists unveil ‘first’ 3D print of heart with human tissue, vessels

Scientists in Israel unveiled a 3D print of a heart with human tissue and vessels on Monday, calling it a first and a “major medical breakthrough” that advances possibilities for transplants.
TEPCO operators of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi power plant remove nuclear fuel from the storage pool of the No. 3 unit, one of the reactor buildings damaged by hydrogen explosions in the 2011 disaster triggered by an earthquake and tsunami, in Okuma, Fukushima Prefectuer on April 15, 2019. (Photo by JAPAN POOL VIA JIJI PRESS / POOL / AFP) / Japan OUT

Nuclear fuel removed from crippled Japan plant

The operator of Japan’s crippled Fukushima power plant on Monday began removing atomic fuel from inside a building housing one of the reactors that melted down in 2011.
A teenage boy who had accidentally ingested tapeworm eggs due to unhygienic practices has died from the subsequent parasitic disease caused by the worms.

Boy dies as tapeworms burrow into his brain and testicle

A teenage boy who had accidentally ingested tapeworm eggs due to unhygienic practices has died from the subsequent parasitic disease caused by the worms.

Minister calls for stronger ties between Nigeria, Japan

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, has called for stronger ties between Nigeria and Japan to boost both nations’ diplomatic bond, especially in science and technology.

Even one alcoholic drink a day can increase risk of stroke – study

A new study has shown that even light-to-moderate consumption of alcoholic drink increases blood pressure and the chances of having a stroke.
Sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) were linked to risks of premature death, particularly death from cardiovascular diseases, according to a Harvard study published on Monday in the journal Circulation.

Report: Sugary drinks a factor in cardiovascular disease

A recent research published in a journal, Circulation, reveals an association between sugary drinks and an increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease.
The study found people drank more than 10 times the recommended amount of sugary drinks [Matt Rourke-AP Photo]

One in five deaths worldwide linked to poor diet –  study

One in five deaths worldwide in 2017 were linked to people eating poor diets high in sugar, salt and processed meat that contributed to heart disease, cancer and diabetes, a global study has found.

Nigeria seeks India’s partnership on space research, atomic energy

The Federal Government has sought partnership and improved relations with the Republic of India on space research, peaceful use of atomic energy and biotechnology for the mutual benefits of both countries.

Federal government partners India on atomic energy

The federal government is working on improving its relationship with the Republic of India on the peaceful use of atomic energy.
Google has stopped selling its Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones.

Google ends sales of the Pixel 2, 2 XL smartphones

Google has stopped selling its Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones. As noticed by Android Police, URLs for the Pixel 2 at the company’s store now simply take users to the newer Pixel 3 instead.
Scientists identified a gene, known as Ir8a, expressed in the mosquito's antenna that appears to let the insect smell human sweat [Photo by Florida International University-Flickr]

Mosquito scent discovery could change a billion lives

Researchers in the United States have genetically modified mosquitoes to make humans less attractive to them – a discovery that could dramatically reduce the spread of mosquito-borne diseases, such as dengue, malaria and Zika. Female...
India’s space agency ISRO has successfully launched the electronic intelligence satellite EMISAT from its Sriharikota space launch station in the southern part of the country.

India launches satellite to detect enemy radar, 28 foreign payloads

India’s space agency ISRO has successfully launched the electronic intelligence satellite EMISAT from its Sriharikota space launch station in the southern part of the country.

India shoots down satellite, joining space ‘super league’ – premier

India on Wednesday destroyed a low-orbiting satellite in a missile test that puts the country in the space "super league", Prime Minister Narendra Modi said.
This image made available by NASA shows astronaut Anne McClain working on March 22, 2019, on the International Space Station's Port-4 truss structure [HO-NASA-AFP]

NASA scraps all-women spacewalk for lack of well-fitting suits

The United States space agency NASA scrapped on Monday a planned historic spacewalk by two women astronauts, citing a lack of available spacesuits that would fit them at the International Space Station (ISS).
Barcelona Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi could be cloned using current techniques – genetics scientist

Genetic scientists believe they could clone Lionel Messi in the future by using current scientific practices.
Karen-Uhlenbeck

Abel Prize for maths awarded to woman for first time

The Abel Prize in mathematics was on Tuesday awarded to Karen Uhlenbeck of the United States for her work on partial differential equations, the first woman to win the award, the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters said.
Emma Haruka Iwao

Developer uses Google Cloud to calculate 31 trillion digits of pi, a world record

That’s quite a step up from the 500-or-so known digits known around the start of the 20th century, and the 17.5 million digits American mathematician and programmer Bill Gosper reached in 1985. And compared with the previous record — 22.4 trillion digits, set by Peter Trueb, in 2016 — it’s almost ten million digits more.

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Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have paid their tributes to Kobe Bryant after the NBA legend died on Sunday. The former LA Lakers star and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna were two of the nine people who died on board a helicopter when it crashed outside the city of Calabasas, which is situated to the west of Los Angeles, at around 10am on Sunday morning.

Michael Jordan pays tribute to Kobe Bryant

Michael Jordan mourned the death of Kobe Bryant on Sunday, saying the Los Angeles Lakers icon was “like a little brother” to him.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commissions has arraigned Senator Shehu Sani before a Federal High Court in Abuja.

EFCC arraigns Senator Shehu Sani

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Monday, arraigned a former Nigerian senator, Shehu Sani.
Tottenham midfielder Tanguy Ndombele has laughed off reports of a bust-up with manager Jose Mourinho.

Tanguy Ndombele laughs off reports of rift with Jose Mourinho

The club-record signing has only featured sporadically under Mourinho due to a series of injury issues, with his manager making little attempt to hide his frustration.
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says the Air Task Force (ATF) for Operation DIRAN MIKIYA has successfully destroyed a bandits’ logistics base at Ajia in Birnin Magaji Local Government Area of Zamfara.

Nigerian Airforce destroys ISWAPs’ staging area at Gashigar in Borno

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has destroyed an Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) staging area at Gashigar in Borno, and neutralised several of the insurgents.
The late rapper Nipsey Hussle on Sunday won two posthumous Grammys, on a night when his life was celebrated in a moving musical tribute led by singer John Legend.

Nipsey Hussle wins two posthumous Grammys

The late rapper Nipsey Hussle on Sunday won two posthumous Grammys, on a night when his life was celebrated in a moving musical tribute led by singer John Legend.