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The artificial muscle consists of polymer material, into which the researchers have integrated enzymes that burn the glucose for energy the same as a biological muscle does(Thor Balkhed)

Engineers develop ‘artificial muscles’ 40 times stronger than human muscles

An international team of engineers in US and China have developed powerful artificial muscles which can generate power 40 times that of human muscles.

Osun, Supreme Court and the Violent Senator

The Supreme Court of Nigeria delivered the final judgment on Friday, July 5, in the matter of the September 22 Gubernatorial election, and the September 27 re-run in Osun State.
African locust bean (Parkia biglobosa), sumbala balls (fermented seeds)

Scientists: African locust beans prevent complications of diabetes

Despite the progress made in the treatment of diabetes, several challenges are still encountered. These include the side effects associated with these medications, the high cost of most of these drugs and their activities which address the symptoms of diabetes rather than the underlying causes.

New technology enables large-scale production of artemisinin for malaria

Chinese researchers have developed a new technology to produce artemisinin, the top choice for malaria treatment, on a large scale.

Researchers generate antibodies to Ebola virus disease

In a breakthrough that could lead to a simple and inexpensive test for Ebola virus disease, researchers have generated two antibodies to the deadly virus.
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NASA: Human influence on global drought traceable since early 1900s

Human-generated greenhouse gases and atmospheric particles were affecting global drought risk as far back as the early 20th century, a recent study by NASA revealed on Monday.
A study last year by researchers from the All Indian Institute of Medical Sciences said 259 people across the world had died while taking selfies between 2011 and 2017. EPA

Three selfie-crazy Indian teens crushed by train

Three teenagers were killed while taking selfies on a railway track in India, the country which researchers say has the worst record for selfie-related deaths.
Mountaineers from the Indian army on a expedition in Nepal have found mysterious large footprints in the snow that they think belong to the Yeti, or the abominable snowman, the military said on Tuesday.

Footprints of large ‘mystical’ beast found in Indian mountains

Mountaineers from the Indian army on a expedition in Nepal have found mysterious large footprints in the snow that they think belong to the Yeti, or the abominable snowman, the military said on Tuesday.
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Experts: ‘Fake news’ fuelling ethno-religious crisis in Nigeria

Misinformation risks worsening ethnic and religious tensions in Nigeria, media commentators and researchers say, at a time of heightened concern about internal security and fragile community relations.

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.

Lower income depletes brain activity in childhood

Children born into poverty show key differences in early brain function—according to new research from the University of East Anglia.
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...
President Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone places one-month ban on industrial fishing

Sierra Leone has banned industrial fishing in its territorial waters for a month from Monday in a move to try to shore up stocks that were applauded by environmental activists.

HRW: Cameroon security forces kill 170 civilians in Anglophone region

Government forces in Cameroon’s Anglophone regions killed no fewer than 170 civilians over the past six months, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Thursday.
At least 639 people have died from Ebola since August in DR Congo in what is now the second deadliest outbreak in history [Samuel Mambo-Reuters]

Community mistrust worsening DR Congo Ebola outbreak – study

One out of four people interviewed in eastern Congo last year believed Ebola wasn't real, according to a new study, underscoring the enormous challenges health care workers are now facing.
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Fertility app ‘Dot’ found effective as other family planning methods

Results of a first-of-its-kind prospective study with a family planning app find it to be as effective as other modern methods for avoiding an unplanned pregnancy.
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Remission patient shows HIV may be ‘curable’ – AIDS group

A second person is in sustained remission from HIV-1, the virus that causes AIDS, after ceasing treatment and is likely cured, researchers were set to announce at a medical conference on Tuesday.

Minister stresses need for chartered computer forensic law

Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology, has lent his support to the enactment of the proposed bill on the establishment of Chartered Computer Forensic Institute of Nigeria, saying it will enable Nigerian professionals, rather than foreigners, to handle forensic investigations.

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Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Tribunal: I have not been certified – Atiku Abubakar’s data analyst

Petitioners’ Witness 60, Joseph Gbenga, called by Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, as an expert witness admitted before the Presidential Election Petitioner Tribunal, on Friday, that he had not been certified.
Justice Darius Khobo of Kaduna State High Court, on Thursday, adjourned hearing in the application for permission to travel to India for medical attention filed by Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zinat, to July 29.

Presidency: Court will decide Ibraheem El Zakzaky’s fate

The Presidency has enjoined El-Zakzaky-led Shiite members to desist from needless violent street protests and await the decision of the court in Kaduna where their leader is currently being tried.

Governor Masari pushes for collective dialogue with bandits in North-West

Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State says, for dialogue and amnesty programme for cattle rustlers and bandits in the Northwest to succeed, it must involve all state governments in the zone.

Tailor arrested over alleged N1.48 million fraud

A 47-year-old tailor, Popoola Abolade, was on Friday brought before a Yaba Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, for allegedly defrauding a company of N1.48 million.
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Kogi guber: APC stakeholders drag NWC to court

The All Progressives Congress (APC) stakeholders Kogi State chapter, have taken legal action against the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) over the indirect mode of primaries adopted by the national leadership for the election of candidates for the November 16 Kogi State governorship poll.