Science and Technology

FishNet Alliance decries introduction of genetically improved Tilapia into Nigeria

Nigerians may be unaware, but genetically improved tilapias are on the way to the country and should arrive this month, May 2022, the Fishnet Alliance has warned. According to a report from the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission, the improved tilapia…

Reactors in a war zone and potential health consequences

Nuclear power plants are vulnerable to meltdown at any time, but they are especially vulnerable during wars, such as we are seeing in Ukraine, as evidenced by Russian attacks on the six-reactor Zaporizhizhia nuclear power facility and on the closed nuclear facility…

A sage in oblivion

“The only way to save this world and achieve a peaceful world is to teach love for creation, nature and animals. If you want to help and promote this idea, maybe we can still save this planet”. Claes Linden Time…

Chinese scientists develop a mosaic vaccine against COVID-19 variants

Chinese scientists have developed a candidate mosaic nanoparticle vaccine against COVID-19 that can protect against COVID-19 variant infections. Scientists from Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou Medical University No. 1 Affiliated Hospital and Guangdong Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention designed…

Biology with Tibetan Buddhist monks: What I’m taking back to my college classroom from teaching at a monastery

It would be quite appropriate for a college professor to assume students know that a tree is alive and a rock is not. Or would it? By Beth Daley For several summers, I have had the pleasure of teaching biology…

Digital technology and education: social necessity or business as usual?

Before attempting to provide a response to the question posed about what could be a possible digitalisation agenda to guarantee the Human Right to education, and to enter into the specific subject of the relationship between digital technologies and education,…

Backpack developed to create a real-time 3D map of the Moon’s surface and help astronauts find their way around the satellite

The researchers plan to miniaturise the equipment, which currently weighs around 18 kilograms, as well as protect the electronic circuits against the effects of solar radiation and microgravity. NASA researchers, in collaboration with Torch Technologies and Aeva Inc, have developed…

The tricks of the discourse

The incessant flow of information has us on the verge of total scepticism. The world is in the midst of an underhand struggle, where there is no fire on the front lines and no victims to be seen falling. It…

Signs of the oldest life on Earth discovered

Researchers in Canada have discovered fossils of some of the earliest forms of life on Earth, dating back some 4.28 billion years. An international group of scientists claim to have found in a fossil rock the oldest signs of life…

Bridgestone and Huawei: the power of workers

On 11 February this year, the 1550 workers of the Japanese multinational Bridgestone in Argentina received the first half of last year’s “profit sharing” bonus. They will receive about $6,000 each when they receive the second payment on 11 May.…

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