An “exoplanet” is a planet outside the solar system, and today’s Google Doodle, remarkably timely (and cute), celebrates yesterday’s announcement (published in Nature; I haven’t yet read the paper) of seven exoplanets found orbiting around a single star called “Trappist-1”, forty light years away: As NASA reports, there are seven planets, all roughly the size… Continue reading Google Doodle celebrates discovery of exoplanets — Why Evolution Is True
From Metrocosm, and now on YouTube, we have a cool animation of the growth of the world’s cities starting with Eridu, which had attained “city” status by about 3000 BC. For each city, this map shows the date of the earliest recorded population figure, which is not necessarily the date when the city was founded.… Continue reading The history of urbanization — Why Evolution Is True
Three persons, including a footballer, were reportedly shot dead on Thursday night in Benin City, in a cult war between rival groups. The footballer who’s name was given as Uzama Douglas, was a former member of the Nigeria Golden Eaglets and a defender with Gombe United football club. The victims who were taken to the… Continue reading CULT WAR: 2 shot dead in Benin.
NAFDAC dismisses existence of plastic rice in Nigeria 16:37 30/12/2016 Abuja – Acting Director-General of National Agency for Foods and Drugs Administration and Control, Yetunde Oni, has explained that no plastic rice was imported into the country, Punch reports. She, however, said the 40 000 bags of rice seized by the Nigeria Customs Service were… Continue reading NAFDAC DISMISSES PLASTIC RICE..
http://www.espn.com/tennis/story/_/id/18372098/serena-williams-alexis-ohanian-engaged via Serena Williams engaged… — Eyrie News
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-38003596 via Who is policing Nigeria’s police? — Eyrie News