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Facts of Science: Enough DNA in a person’s body to stretch from the Sun to Pluto ***CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE***

Did you know that there is enough DNA in the average person’s body to stretch from the sun to Pluto and back — 17 times? The human genome (the genetic code in each human cell) contains 23 DNA molecules (called chromosomes), each containing from 500,000 to 2.5 million nucleotide pairs. DNA molecules of this size [...]

STEAM NOT STEM: WHY STEM STUDENTS NEED ARTS TRAINING

In 1959, the British physicist and novelist C.P. Snow delivered a famously controversial lecture at Cambridge University. He described a post-war schism between two groups — scientists and the literary world. Snow identified this as a newly emergent divide, across which each party was more than happy to sneer at the other: Scientists proudly unable to quote a [...]

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THE POWER OF LAB COATS IN HELPING STUDENTS DEVELOP INTEREST IN SCIENCE SUBJECTS

In order to encourage more of the nation’s young people to pursue careers in science, it pays to help them dress the part. That is the key finding of a study we conducted recently to determine what kind of effect a simple article of clothing – in this case white lab coats – have on [...]

By |2019-11-13T02:17:12+01:00July 17th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Science|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Interesting Facts About the Spacecraft JUNO, and Its Space Mission To JUPITER

It's no longer news that after a daring five year journey, Juno, the spacecraft launched by NASA finally went into orbit around Jupiter - the largest planet in our solar system. For the next two years, Juno will orbit round Jupiter as it gathers information that will help scientists understand how Jupiter and other planets [...]

If One Screams High Enough, Will One Really Shatter Glass? Science Explains It All

Have you ever heard someone say about a particular singer "She's got a voice that can break glass"? Or that if you scream in a high-pitched voice long enough in front of a mirror, it will crack? According an explanation by BBC Future, this is actually possible because of a phenomenon known as resonance. When sound [...]

Classwork Series and Exercises {Basic Science – JSS1}: Disease Prevention

Basic Science JSS 1 Week 9 Topic: Disease Prevention (Clean Water) Introduction This refers to the ways by which the spread of diseases is reduced or eradicated. It also deals with the strict and careful measures we adopt to ensure healthy living. Water-Borne Diseases Water-borne diseases are those diseases that are spread through water medium. [...]

Science Shows How We Flush Billions of Naira Down the Drain Yearly

Scientists have found trace amounts of copper, gold and silver in sewage as well as lost jewelry which they believe get into the sewers through a myriad of ways. What Are the Sources? They can get into sewers from precious metals which are increasingly being used in shampoos, cleaning products, cosmetics and detergents; shavings from [...]

Ask A Scientist: What are Hormones?

What Are Hormones? They are types of chemical that the body uses to send a signal from one body part to another. A hormone might be made in the brain, released into the blood and travel to some distant organ, such as the kidney. When it reaches the kidney, this chemical will usually trigger some [...]

Why You Need a Personal Vision To Guide You In Life and as an Entrepreneur

People throw this word around a lot; motivational speakers, life coaches, your parents, even your teachers. But beyond all the noise, and bias, what does it really mean? In explaining, this article will not go into all that lofty emptiness, but will clearly and simply describe what it means. Ready to launch? Let's go! Personal Vision [...]

Classwork Series and Exercises {Basic Science – JSS1}: Disease Vectors

Basic Science JSS 1 Week 8 Topic: Disease Vectors Introduction Vectors are animals that transmit diseases from one living thing to another. Their mode of transmission may be feeding, biting, stinging, sucking, etc. The most common vectors include, insects such as mosquitoes, houseflies, tsetse flies, rodents, black flies, fleas, ticks; rodents such as rats; reptiles [...]

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