An extract of a plant’s fruit in Nigeria could protect against seizure and prevent brain degeneration. It could therefore be studied further for the development of a new antiepileptic drug.
Beetles exposed to elevated carbon dioxide emerged later and smaller and had a reduced chance of making it to adulthood.
Inserting electrodes into insects helps scientists understand what attracts these insects – and, stemming from that, how to trap them and protect crops.
Each new technology raises concerns about how they will negatively affect our ability to think, retain and process information. But these technologies don’t detract from our cognitive abilities.
There is no linear approach to the process of decolonisation. But any attempt must start with looking at how the internet spreads knowledge and ideas about Africa and Africans.
Species distribution data – or a lack thereof – can have a major bearing on how a country’s Key Biodiversity Areas and protected areas are designated.
While we know that most chameleons have such a prehensile tail, it’s not yet clear how it works and what makes it simultaneously so flexible and strong.
At its core, the constitution holds a moral vision of people as autonomous moral agents, capable of rationally forming their own opinions.
An infectious disease doctor explains the science behind COVID-19 vaccines at a level that children – and adults – of all ages can understand.
Ethically, vaccine mandates are justifiable on multiple levels, based on the common good and a public health ethics framework.
By mimicking the human brain, autonomous drones could locate victims in hard-to-reach places and alert responders to their location within seconds.
An expert says Nigeria’s capacity to access space support for development and security will be affected if its satellite goes down.
On starlit nights, the Milky Way acts as these beetles’ primary reference. But light pollution gets in the way.