World watching for signs of N. Korea nuke deal at 2 summits

23 April 2018
World watching for signs of N. Korea nuke deal at 2 summits

When North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meets South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday the world will have a single overriding interest: How will they address North Korea's decades-long...

Why it's good to have friends who aren't 'just like us'

22 April 2018
Why it's good to have friends who aren't 'just like us'

Having a strong network of friends has many advantages, from offering support when we are down, to a group we can share our thoughts with. But could we be missing...

These 5 bathroom habits could be making you sick

21 April 2018
These 5 bathroom habits could be making you sick

Regularly cleaning your bathroom is essential, but you might be inadvertently spreading germs around the house through some not-so-great bathroom habits. "Because the bathroom is often perceived as the germiest...

In the Sierra Maestra, Castro brothers' revolution lives on

18 April 2018
In the Sierra Maestra, Castro brothers' revolution lives on

In the rugged Sierra Maestra mountains near where Fidel Castro made his hideout as he led a guerrilla uprising in the late 1950s, Cubans say they are still grateful for...

The 1% are getting even richer — and it's not going to stop any time soon

14 April 2018
The 1% are getting even richer — and it's not going to stop any time soon

The world's richest 1% of people will control close to two-thirds of all global wealth by the year 2030, according to report produced by House of Commons library, the research...

The world faces a future of floods, famine, and extreme heat: Here’s what it’ll take to bounce back

13 April 2018
The world faces a future of floods, famine, and extreme heat: Here’s what it’ll take to bounce back

When talking about climate change, the question we need to ask is no longer “Are we screwed?” because that answer is unequivocally yes. The question we need to ask today...

I downloaded 14 years of my Facebook data and here's what happened

11 April 2018
I downloaded 14 years of my Facebook data and here's what happened

After downloading my stored data on the site — I've been a member since 2004 — I was presented with an enormous amount of personal details that have been collected...

The first warning sign of Alzheimer's may surprise you

10 April 2018
The first warning sign of Alzheimer's may surprise you

If you rely on GPS for everything, take note. We've all heard the stories of the grandma who got lost on her way home from the grocery store, or the...

How mango, banana, plantain cause terminal illnesses – Investigation

09 April 2018
How mango, banana, plantain cause terminal illnesses – Investigation

Artificial ripening of fruits with calcium carbide has continued in the country exposing consumers to high risk of developing cancer, kidney and heart diseases. Farmers and fruit dealers are in...

Review of Tola Adeniyi’s new book - Ademola Popoola

26 March 2018
Review of Tola Adeniyi’s new book - Ademola Popoola

Title: Nigeria: In The Belly Of Vultures Author: Adetola Adeniyi Publisher: Canada University Press Year of Publication: 2018 Pages: 1238 pp Price: Not Stated Reviewer: Professor Ademola O. Popoola, Faculty...

Ogun school where pupils learn under Mango Tree despite N30M

25 March 2018
Ogun school where pupils learn under Mango Tree despite N30M

Akere, a riverine community located in the interiors of Idiroko LCDA, Ipokia Local government Ogun state boasts of a population of 3000 inhabitants. The community which shares boundaries with Badagry...

Most people can tell if you're rich by looking at your face

25 March 2018
Most people can tell if you're rich by looking at your face

A new study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology posits there's a good chance you can tell if someone is rich or poor just by looking at...

To feed two billion more people, the world needs a bug diet

24 March 2018
To feed two billion more people, the world needs a bug diet

When four crickets provide as much calcium as a large glass of milk, why isn't everyone eating bugs already? The world doesn't have enough food. “We will have to normalise...

Why we keep ‘secret accounts’ unknown to our husbands – Women

22 March 2018
Why we keep ‘secret accounts’ unknown to our husbands – Women

Women in FCT on Wednesday expressed divergent views on why they operate secret bank accounts without the knowledge of their spouses or partners. Some of these women in Abuja said...

Stephen Hawking: 'His laboratory was the universe'

15 March 2018
Stephen Hawking: 'His laboratory was the universe'

Everyone knew of Stephen Hawking's cosmic brilliance, but few could comprehend it. Not even top-notch astronomers.Hawking, who died at his home in Cambridge, England, on Wednesday at age 76, became...

Genes have a role in empathy, study says

14 March 2018
Genes have a role in empathy, study says

It helps us to make close connections with people, and influences how we behave in a range of situations, from the workplace to a party. Now scientists say empathy is...

The story of how Nigeria’s census figures became weaponized - Feyi Fawehinmi

12 March 2018
The story of how Nigeria’s census figures became weaponized - Feyi Fawehinmi

The story of Nigeria’s 1962 census never gets old. Southern politicians seeking to end the north’s dominance of Nigerian politics decided that the only way to do it was through...

Populism: What does the term actually mean?

07 March 2018
Populism: What does the term actually mean?

What do Donald Trump, Jeremy Corbyn, and Rodrigo Duterte have in common? Despite their differences, each man has been labelled a populist.Populism is on the rise - especially among Europe's...

Film Review: ‘Black Panther’

06 March 2018
Film Review: ‘Black Panther’

SPOILER ALERT: The following review contains mild spoilers for “Black Panther.” Until now, whether they hail from the DC or Marvel cinematic universes, big-screen superheroes have traditionally been white dudes...

Heart attacks seem more common after extreme temperature changes

04 March 2018
Heart attacks seem more common after extreme temperature changes

Temperatures along the East Coast began fluctuating wildly last month, from winter-like cold one day — which is normal for February — to summer-like hot the next day — which...

Why the world needs to get ready for more people dying

04 March 2018
Why the world needs to get ready for more people dying

For decades, lifespans have grown ever longer, delaying the inevitable fact of death. But the coming years will see a sharp rise in the number of people dying, presenting a...

Here’s what happens to your brain after your heart stops

03 March 2018
Here’s what happens to your brain after your heart stops

* Electrodes were used to detect a final flurry of electrical activity in dying brains * Five minutes after a person's heart stops beating their brain cells still function* Consciousness...

Dapchi’s ‘daughters of poor men’: Families' heartbreak and despair

02 March 2018
Dapchi’s ‘daughters of poor men’: Families' heartbreak and despair

The kidnapping of 110 girls from a school in the north-eastern Nigerian town of Dapchi bears striking similarities to the 2014 abduction of 276 schoolgirls from Chibok - right down...

How to stop getting in your own way

01 March 2018
How to stop getting in your own way

John R. Stoker* Our own negative behavior can often be the biggest obstacle to personal growth.* Failing to see things from the perspective of others can hinder us — leaving...

Lessons in kindness: A professor's generosity comes full circle

25 February 2018
Lessons in kindness: A professor's generosity comes full circle

Our series, A More Perfect Union, aims to show that what unites us as Americans is far stronger than what divides us. In this installment, we introduce you to a...

Wildlife secrets of Nigeria's last wilderness

25 February 2018
Wildlife secrets of Nigeria's last wilderness

The world's rarest chimpanzee has been captured on camera in the remote forests of Nigeria. The Nigeria-Cameroon chimp was seen at various locations within Gashaka Gumti National Park, raising hopes...

Smoking changes your DNA for up to 30 years, study finds

24 February 2018
Smoking changes your DNA for up to 30 years, study finds

A new study recently determined that the effects of tobacco smoking go far beyond exterior damage and increasing your risk of cancer by 15 to 30 times. Smoking actually alters...

A study of more than 100,000 people has found that one food group is closely linked with cancer

18 February 2018
A study of more than 100,000 people has found that one food group is closely linked with cancer

* A study of more than 100,000 French adults revealed a startling link: People who consumed more processed food were much more likely to develop all kinds of cancers.* Most...

6 traits you should look for in a partner, according to matchmakers

17 February 2018
6 traits you should look for in a partner, according to matchmakers

* Finding your perfect match isn't easy but knowing what to look for can help you in more ways than one.* It's important to be with someone who shares the...

Made-up to look beautiful; sent out to die

08 February 2018
Made-up to look beautiful; sent out to die

Vladimir Hernandez & Stephanie Hegarty Falmata is getting a full beauty treatment - a thick paste of henna, with its delicate pointed swirls, adorns her feet.While it dries, a woman...

Why stress makes you fat

04 February 2018
Why stress makes you fat

We all know what makes us fat: eating more in calories than we burn off in energy. But though this is true, it doesn't answer the more interesting question -...

There are 2 reasons why people hide their feelings in a relationship

03 February 2018
There are 2 reasons why people hide their feelings in a relationship

* In a relationship certain people can identify as "avoidant," meaning they have a tendency to shield their feelings from their partner. * The reason behind this behavior is firstly...

The 'ironic' question of Nigerian writing

30 January 2018
The 'ironic' question of Nigerian writing

Thousands of people across social media have been posting about Nigeria's literary heritage after a journalist asked acclaimed writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie if there were any bookshops in her country....

The men who want to live forever - Dara Horn

28 January 2018
The men who want to live forever - Dara Horn

Would you like to live forever? Some billionaires, already invincible in every other way, have decided that they also deserve not to die. Today several biotech companies, fueled by Silicon...

Study finds that driving a sports car is more enjoyable than kissing

27 January 2018
Study finds that driving a sports car is more enjoyable than kissing

Ford has conducted a new study to measure enjoyment of different activities, and found that driving a performance car ranks high on the list of things that will make you...

The startling link between sugar and Alzheimer's

27 January 2018
The startling link between sugar and Alzheimer's

In recent years, Alzheimer’s disease has occasionally been referred to as “type 3” diabetes, though that moniker doesn’t make much sense. After all, though they share a problem with insulin,...

5 reasons homeschooling could be the smartest way to teach kids

23 January 2018
5 reasons homeschooling could be the smartest way to teach kids

Homeschooling isn't what it used to be.What largely started in the 1980s and '90s as a way for Catholic parents to infuse religion into their kids' education now has more...

Book review: Grace and Mercy: The Autobiography of Otunba Engr ESA Oluyemi - Sina Kawonise

21 January 2018
Book review: Grace and Mercy: The Autobiography of Otunba Engr ESA Oluyemi - Sina Kawonise

Autobiographies have been described essentially as ego trips. While the good ones among them can be illuminating, educative and inspirational, majority of autobiographies are dishonest, egotistical, and self advertisement of...

How your face changes after 30 days of drinking water

21 January 2018
How your face changes after 30 days of drinking water

We're told over and over again about how good water is for us. You've probably heard the "8 cups of water a day" rule, but let's face it: that's tough...

New rules of flirting: How to make that tricky first move

20 January 2018
New rules of flirting: How to make that tricky first move

Jean Smith * It is clear touching someone without invitation will no longer be overlooked * So, what does it mean for flirting, for both men and women?* Jean suggests...




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