Posts with the category “education”
African Countries Are Stuck On the Free Movement of People
January 16th, 2022
African Countries Are Stuck On the Free Movement of People Most African countries signed onto the Free Movement of Persons protocol in Addis Ababa in January 2018. Its rationale was set out clearly: t...
Sidney Poitier: Hollywood trailblazer dies aged 94
January 7th, 2022
Sidney Poitier: Hollywood trailblazer dies aged 94 Sidney Poitier, the first black man to win a best actor Oscar, has died at 94. The Hollywood star's death was confirmed to the BBC by the office of F...
James Webb Space Telescope ready to make history
December 24th, 2021
James Webb Space Telescope ready to make history The biggest space telescope ever conceived is scheduled to go into orbit in the coming hours.The $10bn James Webb Space Telescope will be launched on a...
Stolen Nepali statue returns to its temple after decades in US
December 4th, 2021
Stolen Nepali statue returns to its temple after decades in US A centuries-old sculpture of two Hindu gods has been re-installed at its temple in the Nepali capital Kathmandu, nearly 40 years after it...
Gene edited sex selection may spare animal suffering
December 3rd, 2021
Gene edited sex selection may spare animal suffering Scientists have used gene editing technology to create female-only and male-only litters of mice. Their technique could prevent the destruction of ...
Tanzania to lift ban on pregnant schoolgirls
November 27th, 2021
Tanzania to lift ban on pregnant schoolgirls Tanzania announced this week the lifting of a controversial ban prohibiting pregnant girls from returning to school, a decision that came after years of su...
Italy’s Altamura Man Reveals The Oldest Neanderthal DNA Ever Found
November 19th, 2021
Italy’s Altamura Man Reveals The Oldest Neanderthal DNA Ever Found In 1993, a group of cave explorers in southern Italy stumbled across a grisly find: a human skull covered in a thick layer of calcite...
Africans Weigh Green Energy Switch and Fossil Fuel Cash
October 31st, 2021
Africans Weigh Green Energy Switch and Fossil Fuel Cash As crucial U.N. climate change negotiations get underway in Glasgow Sunday, seeking steep global emissions cuts to protect people and nature, ma...
US heating bills set to surge as energy costs jump
October 15th, 2021
US heating bills set to surge as energy costs jump US heating bills are set to surge this winter as energy prices soar, the US Energy Information Administration says. About half of households use natu...
Kraft Heinz says people must get used to higher food prices
October 10th, 2021
Kraft Heinz says people must get used to higher food prices Miguel Patricio said the international food giant, which makes tomato sauce and baked beans, was putting up prices in several countries.Unli...
The Silk Road: 8 Goods Traded Along the Ancient Network
September 20th, 2021
The Silk Road: 8 Goods Traded Along the Ancient Network The Silk Road wasn’t a single route, but rather a vibrant trade network that crisscrossed central Eurasia for centuries, bringing far-flung cult...
Thousands of migrants camp under US-Mexico bridge
September 17th, 2021
Thousands of migrants camp under US-Mexico bridge Thousands of migrants have set up a makeshift camp on the United States side of the southern border, under a bridge that connects Texas with Mexico. L...
Twins conjoined at head separated after rare surgery in Israel
September 5th, 2021
Twins conjoined at head separated after rare surgery in Israel One-year-old twin girls who were born conjoined at the back of their heads have seen each other for the first time after undergoing rare ...
In Namibia Giraffes Fitted With GPS Technology
September 1st, 2021
Giraffes Fitted With GPS Technology Namibia has been known for its unspoiled natural beauty and fascinating wildlife, which led to the inclusion of protection of the environment and nature conservatio...
20 African Countries Meet in Uganda Over IPR Promotion, Protection
August 22nd, 2021
20 African Countries Meet in Uganda Over IPR Promotion, Protection Copyright experts from at least 20 African nations, including Uganda are currently negotiating possible ways through which member cou...
12 Ways To Survive Off-Grid Without Air Conditioning
August 13th, 2021
12 “Cool Ways” To Survive Off-Grid Without Air Conditioning Heat can be a killer. Heat waves kill more people each year in the United States than all of the other natural disasters combined. According...
Power of Conservancy Shines As Green Turtle Numbers in Seychelle Increase
August 8th, 2021
Power of Conservancy Shines As Green Turtle Numbers in Seychelle Increase Since the Seychelles Islands Foundation (SIF) started monitoring green turtles' nesting in the early 1980s, there has been an ...
Nigeria's hipster herders - the funky Fulanis
July 24th, 2021
Nigeria's hipster herders - the funky Fulanis Bling earrings, shaved eyebrows and funky hairstyles are not what many would normally associate with Nigeria's Fulani herders, who spend most of their tim...
Using plastic waste to help solve sand shortages
July 18th, 2021
Using plastic waste to help solve sand shortages Does the world have a shortage of sand? At first, that might sound like a peculiar question.After all, sand covers vast expanses of beaches and deserts...
Common Household Items That Make For Great Garden Fertilizer
July 10th, 2021
Common Household Items That Make For Great Garden Fertilizer 1. Coffee GroundsDo you start the day with an overflowing cup of coffee? Those dried coffee grounds add nitrogen, potassium, and magnesium ...
India's Dowry Payments A Sense Of Stability
July 4th, 2021
India's Dowry Payments A Sense Of Stability Dowry payments in India's villages have been largely stable over the past few decades, a World Bank study has found. Researchers looked at 40,000 marriages ...
The Journey Of Lady Liberty To New York
July 2nd, 2021
The Journey Of Lady Liberty To New York From sea to shining sea, one lady leads the way as a symbol of freedom, independence, and opportunity. The Statue of Liberty represents far more than just an ic...
Tax Deal Set Bar Too Low, Campaigners Say
June 5th, 2021
Tax Deal Set Bar Too Low, Campaigners Say A landmark deal struck by rich nations to make multinational companies pay more tax has been criticised by campaigners for not going far enough. G7 finance mi...
Rwanda Opens Borders to Thousands Fleeing Volcano in Eastern DRC
May 23rd, 2021
Rwanda Opens Borders to Thousands Fleeing Volcano in Eastern DRC Some people are returning home a night after Mount Nyiragongo erupted, sending dangerous lava flows in the direction of the nearby city...
Fears Over U.S. Fuel Shortage Amid Cyber-Attack
May 9th, 2021
Fears Over U.S. Fuel Shortage Amid Cyber-Attack The US government issued emergency legislation on Sunday after the largest fuel pipeline in the US was hit by a ransomware cyber-attack. The Colonial Pi...
Posidonia Seagrass, Nature's Climate Defense Faces Uncertain Future
March 13th, 2021
Posidonia Seagrass, Nature's Climate Defense Faces Uncertain Future A hectare of this ancient, delicate plant can soak up 15 times more carbon dioxide every year than a similar sized piece of the Amaz...
Thousands of Indian women join farmers protests against new laws
March 8th, 2021
Thousands of Indian women join farmers’ protests against new laws Thousands of women have joined protests by farmers on the outskirts of New Delhi to mark International Women’s Day, demanding the scra...
Most pheasants sold for food contain lead shot
February 23rd, 2021
Most pheasants sold for food contain lead shot Almost all pheasants sold for food in the UK contain toxic lead shot, scientists have found. The discovery comes one year into a five-year transition to ...
Gold To Worst Start Of Year Since 1991
February 19th, 2021
Gold To worst Start Of Year Since 1991 Gold began the year with lofty expectations on the back of a record high and its biggest annual gain in a decade. Instead, the precious metal is off to its worst...
How To Heat Your Home With Solar Heating
February 13th, 2021
Solar power is a hot topic these days. With energy costs increasing and expected to keep on increasing, many are seeing solar power as the way to go. While expensive, it’s possible to add solar power ...
UAE Hope Probe Makes History Orbiting Around Mars
February 9th, 2021
UAE Hope Probe Makes History Orbiting Around Mars The United Arab Emirates is celebrating its first mission at Mars. It has put a probe called Hope in orbit around the planet, making it only the fifth...
Vegetable Harvesting Essentials--When To Pick
September 12th, 2020
Vegetable Harvesting Essentials--When To Pick Every novice gardener has done it — picked too early or waited too long to harvest their vegetables. Even experienced gardeners have been known to let exc...
Neuralink: Elon Musk unveils pig with chip in its brain
August 29th, 2020
Neuralink: Elon Musk unveils pig with chip in its brain Elon Musk has unveiled a pig called Gertrude with a coin-sized computer chip in her brain to demonstrate his ambitious plans to create a working...
Taiwan mayor loses recall vote in blow for pro-China opposition
June 6th, 2020
Taiwan mayor loses recall vote in blow for pro-China opposition A high-profile mayor from Taiwan's main opposition party lost an acrimonious recall vote on Saturday, auguring new problems for the part...
Does an Apple A Day Keep The Doctor Away?
May 28th, 2020
Does an Apple A Day Keep The Doctor Away? The predecessor of the “apple a day” saying originated in the United Kingdom. But it gained popularity in the United States during the early to mid-20th centu...
The U.S. Army Used To Have A Camel Corps
May 6th, 2020
The U.S. Army Used To Have A Camel Corps On March 3, 1855, Congress allotted $30,000 to the War Department to purchase camels and dromedaries for military purposes. The move was a radical one and prov...
Hidden Benefits Of Fermented Foods
May 1st, 2020
Hidden Benefits Of Fermented Foods Fermented foods: the words bring up images of sauerkraut and kimchi along with other pungent morsels. But if you haven’t given it much more thought than that, well, ...
Afrobeat pioneer Tony Allen dies aged 79
April 30th, 2020
Afrobeat pioneer Tony Allen dies aged 79 Pioneering Nigerian drummer Tony Allen, a co-founder of the Afrobeat musical genre, died in Paris on Thursday aged 79, his manager says."We don't know the exac...
The Real-Life Shark Attacks That Inspired Jaws
April 28th, 2020
The Real-Life Shark Attacks That Inspired Jaws During the summer of 1916, a series of violent deaths shattered the peace of New Jersey’s coastal areas. For 14 days in July, people entered the water at...
Nation's Richest 3,500 Own More Than the Bottom 32 Million In South Africa
April 27th, 2020
Nation's Richest 3,500 Own More Than the Bottom 32 Million In South Africa When people call South Africa the most unequal country in the world, they're talking about income. Now, we have a clear pictu...