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COVID-19: CBN to give grants to scientists, researchers to aid produce local vaccines ― Emefiele

—Virus has reawakened collaboration between critical partners—SGF —Equipment for public hospitals later – Sahara Group —As donations by private sector hits N27bn By Johnbosco Agbakwuru ABUJA—-THE Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, on Tuesday, disclosed that it was developing a framework that would provide grants and long term facilities for researchers, science institutions and biotechnology firms
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Gay behaviour ‘is the norm for most animals’ ― Research

Yale University research team, studied the sexual activity of more than 1,500 different animal species to discover the pattern of sexual preference. These ethologists study animals including crabs, snakes, cows and monkeys. The researchers according to the statement said they were puzzled by why homosexuality persists “despite not having an obvious evolutionary benefit”. Conception is
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Human corpses move around ‘significantly’ for a year after death, Scientists discover

The researchers at the Australian Facility for Taphonomic Experimental Research (AFTER) have discovered that dead bodies move “significantly” during the decomposition process. The discovery made at a “human body farm” is likely to change the way death scenes are investigated. Prior to the revelation investigators believed how a body was found was how it died,
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Researchers task academics on solutions-driven research

Education stakeholders have reiterated  the need  for academicians to concentrate on solutions-driven research just as  international researchers at the on going International Conference on Knowledge and Innovation Management hosted by Babcock University said ”Government is  not  perusing  research, because they are not impactful”. They disclosed that for research  to be impactful, it must be contemporary and  solve contemporary  problems  while they stressed that  the  challenge  generally is the need for stakeholders in academics to be pragmatic  and  for  government to provide conducive atmosphere for research .

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Researchers produce paper, floor tiles, others from plantain, banana stem

RESEARCHERS at the University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, have produced pulp, paper, cellulosic plastics, decorative textile costumes, fibre board and floor tiles from matured pseudostems (part of the banana plant that looks like a trunk) of plantain and banana. The items were exhibited at the sixth edition of Nigerian Universities Research & Development Fair (NURESDEF) held at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka.

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