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Scientists lead research into ‘super-cooled’ water below Antarctic ice

Antarctic iceberg

Scientists have designed a cutting-edge device to precisely measure exactly how cold water gets below the Antarctic sea ice. Antarctic iceberg New Zealand, Norwegian and U.S. scientists have built a “High Precision Super-cooling Measurement Instrument” that can be sent below the ice on a small, remotely-operated submersible robot to precisely measure exactly how cold the water gets. University of Otago ...

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Philippine group finds excessive lead levels in 37 imported spray paints

EcoWaste Coalition

Paint products in aerosol cans containing high levels of lead are still offered for sale by offline and online retailers despite the ban on such paints, according to the toxics watchdog group EcoWaste Coalition. Painted laths sent to lab for lead content analysis The group made this revelation as the globally-acclaimed Chemical Control Order (CCO) phasing out lead in all ...

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Two Nigerian dons make list of top global scientists

University of Ilorin

Stanford University, United States of America-based Elsevier B.V. has named two Nigerian professors among the topmost productive scientists in the world. University of Ilorin, Kwara State. Two Nigerian dons from the university have made the list of top global scientists Elsevier B.V. is an academic publishing company that publishes medical and scientific literature. The two Nigerian professors are Prof. Kayode ...

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Global experts build microbial gene catalogue

Microbial Gene Catalogue

Chinese and foreign researchers have successfully constructed a global microbial gene catalogue, a significant step for worldwide microbiome studies. Microbial gene catalogue Microorganisms are ubiquitous on Earth. They hide in human skin, intestines, soil, rivers, and oceans and form complex microbiome communities, which affect human health, disease development, and ecological changes on Earth. Researchers from China, Germany, Spain, the United ...

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Mercury contamination: Philippine FDA bans five beauty creams from Pakistan

FDA-banned beauty creams

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the Philippines has issued separate advisories warning consumers against the purchase and use of five imported “beauty creams” that are sold in the country without market authorisation. The five FDA-banned beauty creams from Pakistan Through FDA Advisories No. 2021-3043, 3055, 3057, 3059 and 3060 that were posted on its website on Friday, December ...

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$27.3bn lost to salinity-induced soil degradation annually – SSSN

Soil Science Society of Nigeria (SSSN)

The Soil Science Society of Nigeria (SSSN) says at least $27.3 billion is lost annually to salinity-induced soil degradation around the world. Participants at the 45th Annual Conference of the-Soil-Science-Society of Nigeria SSSN held at Bowen University, Iwo President of SSSN, Prof. Bashiru Raji, represented by his deputy, Prof. Damician Asawalam, said this in Abuja on Sunday, December 5, 2021 ...

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Space Week celebrates women’s achievements in sector

Sally Ride

In celebration of the World Space Week, the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) has disagreed with the belief that one must be a scientist to become part of space programmes. Sally Ride, the first American woman to go into space Prof. Spencer Onu, Director, Centre for Satellite Technology Development (CSTD), an activity centre of NASRDA, said this on ...

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Govt to establish national technology innovation centres

Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu

The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr Ogbonna Onu, says the Federal Government will establish national research and technology innovation centres for global competitiveness. Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology This is contained in a statement issued by Josephine Ademu, Head, Press and Public Relations of the ministry, on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, in Abuja. Onu said this ...

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Nigerian shortlisted for moon trip on SpaceX rocket project

Yemi Akinyemi-Dele

A Nigerian creative artist, Yemi Akinyemi-Dele, has made the list of the first 20 shortlisted applicants for a trip around the moon. Yemi Akinyemi-Dele Japanese billionaire, Yusaku Maezawa, had announced on March 2, 2021 that he would choose eight members of the public to join him on the trip. Maezawa’s mission, tagged “Dear Moon,” is scheduled to fly on SpaceX’s ...

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EU introduces higher lead standards for food safety

Fruits

European food safety standards for the amounts of lead and cadmium that foodstuffs can contain were becoming stricter as part of a wider cancer-prevention plan. Fruits The new limits on the amount of lead in baby food, spices, wines and salt apply from of Monday, August 30, 2021. New cadmium limits apply to certain fruits, vegetables, cereals and oilseeds as ...

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