In Kenya, a carport can do more than just shade cars; it can produce electricity

Kenya, East Africa’s largest economy is setting good examples for smaller economies in the region. The country is at the forefront of renewable energy in East Africa exploiting all available sources from wind to water (hydropower), nuclear to geothermal and also the large round red ball. Kenyans, are the world leader in the number of solarContinue reading “In Kenya, a carport can do more than just shade cars; it can produce electricity”

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Can you drink water made from poo? Bill Gates did

By DAVEY ALBAIN Early January, a video clip featuring Bill Gates started making the rounds on the Internet. But he wasn’t delivering one of his inspiring speeches about vaccines or getting drenched in ice water to raise awareness about ALS. He was just drinking a glass of water. Sounds boring, right? The catch: five minutesContinue reading “Can you drink water made from poo? Bill Gates did”

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9 interesting facts about pangolins

The pangolin, also known as scaly anteater, is a mammal of the order Pholidota (means a horny scale in Greek). Two of its genera Phataginus and Smutsia, living in Africa comprises two species each. The name Pangolin comes from the Malay word “pengguling”, meaning “something that rolls up”. Here are some interesting facts about the animal. They are the onlyContinue reading “9 interesting facts about pangolins”

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Climate Change: How to decouple economic growth from emission of greenhouse gases

It has often been said that with economic growth comes more pollution. A classic example is China, with 16 of the world’s 20 most polluted cities. The Chinese economy grew at an average of 10 percent over the past three decades, but so did its pollution. Several African nations growing at an impressive rate haveContinue reading “Climate Change: How to decouple economic growth from emission of greenhouse gases”

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They make no friends, even with family members; meet one of the world’s strangest fishes

You might have seen several strange animals. I can bet you haven’t seen the hairy dogfish. The hairy dogfish (Antennarius striatus) is a marine fish belonging to the family Antennariidae. Just like other members of its family, the hairy dogfish has a rounded, extensible body, and a soft skin covered with irregularly-arranged dermal spinules resemblingContinue reading “They make no friends, even with family members; meet one of the world’s strangest fishes”

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Business way to the grave

Igbo was spoken freely and the menu at most restaurants was dominated by Nsala and Oha soup (predominantly Igbo dishes). Even the names being called around were Chinedu, Chigozie and other Igbo names that I have never heard. This is not Enugu, nor is it Onitsha, it’s a spare parts market in Lagos where 89Continue reading “Business way to the grave”

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4D Scan Show Foetuses Yawn In The Womb

Growing into a fully formed human being is a long process, and scientists have found that unborn babies not only hiccup, swallow and stretch in the womb, they yawn too. Researchers who studied 4D scans of 15 healthy foetuses also said they think yawning is a developmental process which could potentially give doctors a newContinue reading “4D Scan Show Foetuses Yawn In The Womb”

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Giant Eyeball Mystery Solved

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation (FWC) scientists believe they have solved the mystery of the giant eyeball discovered on a Florida beach last week. There were speculations earlier that the eyeball belonged to a giant squid. However, Joan Herrera, a Curator of Collections at FWC’s Fish and Wildlife Research Institute in St. Petersburg, FL, saidContinue reading “Giant Eyeball Mystery Solved”

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Death-defying Skydiver Jumps To Earth From Space As He Breaks The Speed Of Sound

If there is anything you really don’t want done, don’t dare Felix, the guy can try anything. And for people who say the sky is the limit, the sky proved no limit for Felix Baumgartner.  The Austrian daredevil, Felix Baumgartner rose to the edge of space on Sunday — 128,100 feet, or 24 miles, aboveContinue reading “Death-defying Skydiver Jumps To Earth From Space As He Breaks The Speed Of Sound”

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Genetically Engineered Bacteria Kills Malaria Parasite

Malaria is one of the deadliest diseases in Africa causing millions of death annually. The disease has become a menace in Africa with several drug combinations used in the past few years to combat the disease, having shown resistant to Chloroquine, the drug that used to be effective in treating it. While medical experts haveContinue reading “Genetically Engineered Bacteria Kills Malaria Parasite”

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