Power Crucial to Success of Sustainable Development Goals in Nigeria, Says Expert

It would be difficult for Nigeria to realise any of the numerous objectives of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) without significant improvement in the availability of electricity to the populace, an expert in the power industry, Engr. Bashir Mohammed has declared. He made the declaration on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at the Town and Gown seminar of the… Read More »

USTC Sees Earliest Penguin Colonization in East Antarctica

Monochrome penguins attract us with its clumsy yet lovely moves and body shapes, but they also attract scientists who studies palaeogeography about Antarctic. Researchers in University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) push the earliest record of Adélie penguin colonies in East Antarctic forward for around 6000 years. The population history of the Adélie penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae) and… Read More »

Understanding of Long Noncoding RNA in Cell Cycle May Provide Target Position for Cancer Treatment

Precise regulation of the cell cycle is critical to cell growth, and any tiny problem in the system may lead to tumorigenesis. Once cells pass through the G2/S checkpoint, they can only divide, thus the G1/S transition point is a vital checkpoint in the cell cycle progression. Cyclin D1/CDK4 complex is a critical regulator of cell cycle G1/S… Read More »

Award-winning paper establishes links between women’s empowerment and crop seed improvement and governance in pre-war Syria

On 5 Dec 2017 Alessandra Galiè (centre) received the Elsevier Atlas award for publishing a research paper with outstanding potential for impacting people’s lives. She stands here with Elsevier associate publisher Virginia Prada López and Wageningen crop systems professor Paul Struik, one of Galiè’s co-authors and PhD supervisors (photo credit: CGIAR). Alessandra Galiè, a social scientist specializing in gender issues… Read More »

Covenant Steps Up Use of Solar Advocacy in Varsity Community

The Renewable Energy Research Cluster of Covenant University has intensified efforts at getting inhabitants of communities around the University to embrace the use of solar energy in their businesses and social activities. In furtherance of this objective, some members of the renewable energy research cluster, led by its Head, Professor Samuel Wara, on Thursday, January 25, 2018, paid… Read More »

USTC Obtains Quasicrystals in A Simple Model Systems

Prof. XU Ning’s group  obtained quasicrystals in a very simple model systems, in collaboration with Prof. TAN Peng from Fudan University. Their findings raise new questions to the development of theories of quasicrystals. The results was published online in Nature Communications on December 12. When cooled or compressed slowly, a liquid undergoes symmetry breaking and turns into a solid with… Read More »

Winners of 2018 BHP Billiton Foundation Science and Engineering Awards

A robotic window cleaner, a water filter made from agricultural waste, and a plastic made from prawn shells are the main winners of the 2018 BHP Billiton Foundation Science and Engineering Awards for school students announced in Melbourne today. Oliver Nicholls winner of the Engineering category, combined his knowledge of mathematics, physics and design to create an autonomous… Read More »

Gates Foundation grants Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems USD8.7 million to improve human nutrition in Burkina Faso and Ethiopia

The University of Florida has been awarded USD8.7 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to fund livestock research over the next five years to tackle high rates of food insecurity and undernutrition in two of Africa’s landlocked nations—Burkina Faso, in the west, and Ethiopia, in the east. The new project focuses on food-producing farm animals that… Read More »