Income inequality is changing how we think, live, and die

17 June 2018
Income inequality is changing how we think, live, and die

Researcher Keith Payne has found something surprising: When people flying coach are forced to walk past the pampered first-class flyers in the front of the plane, the likelihood of some...

Dumbing down? New study suggests young people's IQs are in decline

17 June 2018
Dumbing down? New study suggests young people's IQs are in decline

A new study, conducted by Norwegian scientists, shows that IQ scores of today’s young people are in decline, putting an end to the post-war trend of rising intelligence. After the...

How presidents, family members enjoy foreign medical care

15 June 2018
How presidents, family members enjoy foreign medical care

Nigeria’s political leaders have paid little attention to fixing the country’s healthcare system because they and their family members are able to travel freely out of the country to meet...

How our teenage years shape our personalities

13 June 2018
How our teenage years shape our personalities

The mood swings and stress you experience as you go through puberty can shape your brain to determine the person you will become. My four-year-old twins are similar in many...

Psychological reasons why some people can't stop lying

10 June 2018
Psychological reasons why some people can't stop lying

There are several theories for why some people can't stop lying. Narcissists are often pathological liars, because they simply don't care about the truth. They prefer to tell lies and...

Kidnapping: Kaduna tops worst states

09 June 2018
Kidnapping: Kaduna tops worst states

Rampant kidnappings in Nigeria used to be a Niger Delta affair, where indigenous militants abducted oil workers, mostly expatriates, as a form of protest or agitation for the region’s development....

Here's why China could overtake US as superpower — and why it might not

04 June 2018
Here's why China could overtake US as superpower — and why it might not

US has been the world's superpower since after WWII when the dollar was rendered the most important currency in the world. China is expected to take over as superpower, as...

7 smart things Trump does on Twitter

28 May 2018
7 smart things Trump does on Twitter

He tweets in a way that tricks his opponents into not just opposing him but also his supporters. There's a report out this morning that says staffers write a lot...

Africa slowly turning to cremations, though long taboo

27 May 2018
Africa slowly turning to cremations, though long taboo

Wailing women, long speeches, livestock slaughtered for a feast. For many in Africa, funerals are multi-day gatherings and deeply traditional, with elaborate burial rites to emphasize the belief that the...

How an ancient tradition shaped a nation's work ethic

24 May 2018
How an ancient tradition shaped a nation's work ethic

Is this the secret training that gives this country a competitive edge? It’s the day before National Day and people across Norway are working hard to make the whole country...

Why you eat more when you’re in company

20 May 2018
Why you eat more when you’re in company

Eat with a friend instead of alone and you might find that you can’t say no to dessert. Why does dining with friends affect our appetite? How well do you...

The healthiest (and least healthy) month to be born, according to science

20 May 2018
The healthiest (and least healthy) month to be born, according to science

First, we were told that there's a possibility that your birth order affects your personality type and future relationships. Now, a 2015 study published in the Journal of American Medical...

Nigeria’s stressed-out middle-class leaves in droves to Canada

14 May 2018
Nigeria’s stressed-out middle-class leaves in droves to Canada

Yomi Kazeem By most standards, Ezekiel is living the middle-class Nigerian dream. At 41, he works as a senior manager at a Lagos-based media company where he earns a healthy...

7 things you're doing that make people distrust you immediately

13 May 2018
7 things you're doing that make people distrust you immediately

Signs of untrustworthiness range from wishy-washy language to tight-lipped smiles. Here are some things you do that make people think they can't trust you. Signs of untrustworthiness include wishy-washy language,...

Alcohol, tobacco biggest threats to human welfare, study finds

12 May 2018
Alcohol, tobacco biggest threats to human welfare, study finds

Despite the rise of drug epidemics, a new report found alcohol and tobacco continued to pose a bigger threat to human welfare across the globe. Alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drugs:...

The secrets of the high potential personality - David Robson

11 May 2018
The secrets of the high potential personality - David Robson

Are you curious, conscientious and competitive? Do you also have the more mysterious qualities of “high adjustment”, “ambiguity acceptance” and “risk approach”? If so, congratulations! According to new psychological research,...

I sold all I had to go to Europe - now I'm home, and broke

07 May 2018
I sold all I had to go to Europe - now I'm home, and broke

More than 3,000 Nigerian migrants who failed to reach Europe, have been flown home by the International Organization for Migration. Many sold everything to make the trip and aren't sure...

These 5 simple lifestyle changes could add more than a decade to your life

01 May 2018
These 5 simple lifestyle changes could add more than a decade to your life

Harvard researchers analyzed data on more than 100,000 adults Five simple lifestyle modifications could buy you many more years of life, a new study suggests. Americans have a shorter lifespan...

Hotel key cards, even invalid ones, help hackers break into rooms

26 April 2018
Hotel key cards, even invalid ones, help hackers break into rooms

By getting hold of a widely used hotel key card, an attacker could create a master key to unlock any room in the building without leaving a trace, Finnish security...

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...




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