The link between earth tremors, God and Nigeria's elections

20 September 2018
The link between earth tremors, God and Nigeria's elections

In our series of letters from Africa, Nigerian writer and novelist Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani considers why some earth tremors in Nigeria's capital caused such a stir. Sometime in the early...

I consumed fresh ginger daily for 1week, and these are the results

16 September 2018
I consumed fresh ginger daily for 1week, and these are the results

I've always loved the flavor of ginger. Spicy and pungent, it is delicious in tea form and almost completely cuts the bitterness of vegetables in fresh juices and smoothies (adding...

'Just Do It': The surprising and morbid origin story of Nike's slogan

15 September 2018
'Just Do It': The surprising and morbid origin story of Nike's slogan

Before Colin Kaepernick and “Just Do It,” there was Gary Gilmore and “Let’s Do It.” In a plain T-shirt with a bag over his head, Gilmore was strapped into a...

How pidgin English became voice of international media in West Africa

11 September 2018
How pidgin English became voice of international media in West Africa

Yomi Kazeem As global media brands push to expand their reach and audience, Pidgin English—a language spoken by millions across West Africa—is gaining currency. The language, a mix of English,...

How much is academic achievement shaped by genes?

10 September 2018
How much is academic achievement shaped by genes?

Researchers have found that a child’s genes significantly influence their long-term performance in school – beyond even intelligence. How can this information be used to help students? Children differ widely...

‘Joe the Barber’ is about to make his final cut

09 September 2018
‘Joe the Barber’ is about to make his final cut

Since he was a young boy, William Young, 67, has been getting his hair cut by Joseph Monahan. Joe Monahan has been cutting people’s hair in Jamaica Plain since 1959....

Why becoming more argumentative will make you smarter

08 September 2018
Why becoming more argumentative will make you smarter

Here's why avoiding conflict at work is a terrible mistake. Timandra Harkness explores some of the best ways to disagree with people further in her BBC Radio Four series How...

What I learned from my thrifty grandma

07 September 2018
What I learned from my thrifty grandma

If you ever met my grandparents, you would quickly know who runs the household. My grandma is a strong woman who had seven children before she turned 35 and made...

When food challenge drove US Ambassador to Ibadan - Festus Adedayo

05 September 2018
When food challenge drove US Ambassador to Ibadan - Festus Adedayo

Food crisis is a major crisis that the globe currently battles. For countries that have sufficiency of food supplies, they are often wise enough to understand that food shortage in...

Babies learn most of their vocabulary from their fathers - Research

02 September 2018
Babies learn most of their vocabulary from their fathers - Research

It seems researchers may have dispelled confusion surround the "Father Tongue Hypothesis" as well as the "Mother Tongue Hypothesis". A new study by researchers at Fudan University in Shanghai may...

9 common words and phrases you could be using wrong without realizing it

01 September 2018
9 common words and phrases you could be using wrong without realizing it

Recognizing and correcting eggcorns is key to proper grammar. Words are misused all the time in the daily flow of conversation."Eggcorns" are words or phrases that are incorrectly used in...

Teenagers who smoke and drink suffer ill effects by age of 17

29 August 2018
Teenagers who smoke and drink suffer ill effects by age of 17

Teenagers who smoke and drink alcohol are causing visible damage to their arteries by the age of 17, a study has revealed.Tests showed stiffening of the arteries had begun by...

UN experts: Possible war crimes by all parties in Yemen

29 August 2018
UN experts: Possible war crimes by all parties in Yemen

UN human rights experts said Tuesday the governments of Yemen, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia may have been responsible for war crimes since Yemen’s conflict intensified 3½ years...

Iran-based political influence operation - bigger, persistent, global

29 August 2018
Iran-based political influence operation - bigger, persistent, global

An apparent Iranian influence operation targeting internet users worldwide is significantly bigger than previously identified, Reuters has found, encompassing a sprawling network of anonymous websites and social media accounts in...

Anniversary of Rohingya crisis marked in Bangladesh camps, Myanmar

26 August 2018
Anniversary of Rohingya crisis marked in Bangladesh camps, Myanmar

Refugees in Bangladesh held demonstrations and prayers on Saturday to mark the passing of a year since the outbreak of a conflict in western Myanmar’s Rakhine state that drove hundreds...

No amount of alcohol is good for your overall health, global study says

26 August 2018
No amount of alcohol is good for your overall health, global study says

If you're one of the third of all humankind who drinks alcohol, take note: There's no amount of liquor, wine or beer that is safe for your overall health, according...

Australians lash out over latest leadership change

25 August 2018
Australians lash out over latest leadership change

In Australia’s far north, Darwin’s Northern Territory News ran a front-page message for the nation’s ruling politicians on Friday, as they mobilized in Canberra to give the country its sixth...

Professor of History warns against denigrating tradition

24 August 2018
Professor of History warns against denigrating tradition

Funmi Olaitan, IbadanAn Ibadan-born Professor of History, Toyin Falola, on Thursday, warned that meaningful development would continue to elude the country until religion is put in its rightful place, calling...

The connection between busy hands and brain chemistry

24 August 2018
The connection between busy hands and brain chemistry

Are you the kind of person who actually likes washing dishes? How about folding laundry? Yardwork?What all these have in common, of course, is they occupy our hands. And as...

Belarusian escort says she gave evidence of Russian election interference to Manafort-linked oligarch

22 August 2018
Belarusian escort says she gave evidence of Russian election interference to Manafort-linked oligarch

A Belarusian escort who claimed to possess materials for special counsel Robert Mueller's probe told a reporter in a Thai court Monday that she gave the evidence to Russian aluminum...

Why do American CEOs get paid so much? - James K Galbraith

21 August 2018
Why do American CEOs get paid so much? - James K Galbraith

A new report from the Economic Policy Institute calls attention to the hardy perennial of how much America’s corporate titans make: bosses of the top 350 firms made an average...

Preparedness trumps passion as anchor for success in business

21 August 2018
Preparedness trumps passion as anchor for success in business

At the start of every semester, Noam Wasserman asks his students a question: How important is passion for the "entrepreneurial magic?"Wasserman is the founding director of the Founder Central Initiative...

North and South Korean families to attend emotional reunions

20 August 2018
North and South Korean families to attend emotional reunions

A group of elderly South Koreans have arrived in North Korea to meet relatives they have not seen since the Korean War of 1950-1953.The war left the Korean peninsula divided...

Screens are killing your eyeballs, and now we know how

20 August 2018
Screens are killing your eyeballs, and now we know how

Blue light’s rap sheet is growing ever longer. Researchers have connected the high-energy visible light, which emanates from both the sun and your cell phone (and just about every other...

Child passive smoking 'increases chronic lung risk'

19 August 2018
Child passive smoking 'increases chronic lung risk'

Non-smoking adults have a higher risk of dying from serious lung disease if they grew up with parents who smoked, according to US research.The researchers said childhood passive smoking was...

German children are drowning because parents are obsessed with smartphones, lifeguards warn

19 August 2018
German children are drowning because parents are obsessed with smartphones, lifeguards warn

German lifeguards have said that a recent spate of child drownings is down to the inattentiveness of parents who are obsessed with their smartphones.The German Lifeguard Association (DLRG), an organization...

Google clarifies location-tracking policy

18 August 2018
Google clarifies location-tracking policy

Google has revised an erroneous description on its website of how its “Location History” setting works, clarifying that it continues to track users even if they’ve disabled the setting.The change...

As Musk admits to job stress, Tesla’s board may have to act

18 August 2018
As Musk admits to job stress, Tesla’s board may have to act

Elon Musk’s erratic behavior was front and center again this week as the CEO of Tesla conceded that he’s overwhelmed by job stress, pushing his electric car company’s stock down...

Google tracks your movements, like it or not

17 August 2018
Google tracks your movements, like it or not

Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to.An Associated Press investigation found that many Google services...

Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, Dead at 76

17 August 2018
Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, Dead at 76

It was a small moment that would reverberate for decades. On January 24th, 1967, Aretha Franklin was struggling to record “I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You),”...

Pope Francis on side of victims of 'predator' priests in US

17 August 2018
Pope Francis on side of victims of 'predator' priests in US

Pope Francis is on the side of victims of more than 300 "predator" priests in the US accused of abusing children in one state, the Vatican says.In a statement, it...

Mathematicians solve age-old mystery of snapping spaghetti in two

16 August 2018
Mathematicians solve age-old mystery of snapping spaghetti in two

If you hold a piece of dry spaghetti at two ends and try to snap it, it almost never breaks cleanly into two. Seriously—try it. The strand splits into two...

Lagos ranked the third worst city to live in the world

15 August 2018
Lagos ranked the third worst city to live in the world

Lagos is the third worst city to live in the world, according to the newly released ranking of the 2018 Global Liveability Index.The 2018 Global Liveability Index, released by The...

This may be the secret to feeling younger and living longer

15 August 2018
This may be the secret to feeling younger and living longer

Studies suggest that feeling younger may actually help you live to be older. Now, new research points to a way to keep that youthful state of mind, at least for...

E-cigarette more dangerous than earlier thought, 'can damage vital immune system cells'

14 August 2018
E-cigarette more dangerous than earlier thought, 'can damage vital immune system cells'

Vaping can damage vital immune system cells and may be more harmful than previously thought, a study suggests.Researchers found e-cigarette vapour disabled important immune cells in the lung and boosted...

Nicholson painting bought for £165k is 'fake'

13 August 2018
Nicholson painting bought for £165k is 'fake'

A painting bought for £165,000 has been deemed to be nearly worthless by the leading authority on the artist.The still life of a glass jug and pears was thought to...

Nigerian students win gold at Silicon Valley tech contest

12 August 2018
Nigerian students win gold at Silicon Valley tech contest

Students of Regina Pacis Model Secondary School, a Catholic girls’ school in Onitsha, Anambra State, won the gold medal in the junior team of the World Technovation Challenge which held...

Nobel Prize-winning author V.S. Naipaul dies at 85

12 August 2018
Nobel Prize-winning author V.S. Naipaul dies at 85

V.S. Naipaul, the Trinidad-born Nobel laureate whose precise and lyrical writing in such novels as "A Bend in the River" and "A House for Mr. Biswas" and brittle, misanthropic personality...

Britain, land of extremes

11 August 2018
Britain, land of extremes

MORE than most people the British pride themselves on being sensible. Others might go in for such silly things as revolutions and theories. Britons prefer pragmatism to ideology, moderation to...

Ibadan Poly NASU declares indefinite strike over eight-month salary arrears

09 August 2018
Ibadan Poly NASU declares indefinite strike over eight-month salary arrears

Funmi Olaitan, IbadanMembers of Non Academic Staff Union (NASU), The Polytechnic, Ibadan chapter, on Wednesday, declared an indefinite strike over non-payment of their eight-month salary arrears owed them by the...





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