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Kenyans should embrace nuclear for peaceful purposes as a strategy

The energy needs for Africa but more specifically Kenya and the Eastern African region are enormous. More often than not when we hear the mention of the word nuclear, some quickly associate it with weapons of mass destruction.

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African genetic diversity to unlock disease susceptibility

University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (Wits) scientists and partners have sequenced the genomes of 24 South African individuals of different ethnolinguistic origins.

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Why the science of plant breeding needs to think practically

Academies of sciences, in most part of the world, are regarded as reservoirs of intelligence in contributing evidence-based advisory role to policy formulation and implementation.

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Alternative science and the magic of our people

 

David Mungoshi Shelling the Nuts
The title of my piece today could get me lynched by the purists in science. They will most likely cite me as yet another example of a clogged mind and in the same breath shake their heads ruefully and wonder out loud about so-called educated people whose ignorance can be so debilitating.

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Forest gumption: How scientists are tapping everything from drones to pruning shears to stem global warming


Daniel Grossman

Daniel Grossman
DECEMBER 3, 2017  KILOMBERO VALLEY, TANZANIA

One method of stemming greenhouse gases – by pruning excessive undergrowth that prevents forests from flourishing  – is one of a slew of quixotic ideas being worked on by scientists and researchers around the world to help solve what could be the dominant issue of the next 100 years.

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