Category Archives: Science

NASA TO NAME COMPANIES TO DEVELOP MOON LANDERS

The companies that NASA has chosen, will develop ‘landers’ to send astronauts to the Moon’s surface in the 2020’s. The White House is determined to send the next man and first woman to the Moon in 2024, and followed by consecutive other missions. Jeff Bezos‘ Blue Origin, Elon Musk‘s SpaceX and Alabama-based Dynetics were selected to work on landers under

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CORONAVIRUS: FEARS FOR ENDANGERED CHIMPS IN NIGERIA

Award-winning conservationist, Rachel Ashegbofe Ikemeh; project director of The South-West/Niger Delta Forest Project, says she fears for the future of some of the worlds most endangered chimps. Devastated by hunting and deforestation, the chimps now face a threat from coronavirus. Rachel says the pandemic is bringing to the fore issues such as wildlife trade and consumption, and that it’s time

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Is Covid-19 restoring nature back to health?

Nature has reported to be restoring itself since lockdown has taken place and people have stopped going to work. Dolphins were spotted returning to Venice canals in Italy. Owner of Metropole Hotel  Gloria Beggiato says “It is calm like a pond, because there are no more waves caused by motorised boats transporting day-tripper tourists. And of course, the giant cruise

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Are Covid-19 symptoms suited to each person?

The outbreak of the respiratory disease covid-19 has claimed 6,650 cases in the UK. Prime minister Boris Johnson announced the lockdown , only allowing people to leave under strict circumstances. The virus of 2019 rapidly made it’s way to the UK in January 2020 and cases further increased in March. The public were informed of the major signs of infection.

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Plastic Pollution: ‘Hidden Chemicals’ in Seabirds

Small chemicals in Seabirds, via plastic pollution, have added even more threats in the wild. By 2050, It’s been estimated that 99% of Seabirds will have ingested plastic, according to current trends. This is because Seabirds will mistake the plastic for food, floating in the water. Many researchers have found chemicals in Seabirds ‘liver and fatty tissues,’ via plastic which

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EUROPE’S EXOMARS ROVER EDGES CLOSER TO ITS LAUNCH

The European Mars rover completes a full set of key tests ahead of its launch in summer. The ExoMars Rover was named after an English chemist and X-ray crystallographer, named Rosalind Franklin. The machine currently is under development by Airbus Defence and Space, being developed and tested at the company’s UK facility in Stevenage, UK.  The European Space Agency announces that the rover is scheduled

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Australia’s wildfire is only the beginning

The past month Australia’s extreme fire has spread rapidly and has left scientists fearing further climate crisis. They believe it’s the beginning of more climate issues that will continue into the years to come. Scientists have said that wildfire will become 3 times more common by the end of this century due to its new outbreak. Celebrities have been donating

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