RISK FACTORS FOR CANCER: Obesity surpasses smoking in causing four common cancers- Cancer Research UK

According to recent research from the charity, obesity surpasses smoking in causing four common cancers- bowel, kidney, ovarian and liver cancer. From the words of Michelle Mitchell, Cancer Research UK’s chief executive, “As smoking rates fall and obesity rates rise, we can clearly see the impact on a national health crisis when the Government puts policies in place – and…

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3400-year-old Palace discovered in Northern Iraq

German and Kurdish archaeologists have discovered a 3,400-year-old palace at a reservoir in northern Iraq thanks to a long drought, a German university disclosed on Thursday.  The ancient palace was discovered on the east bank of the Tigris river. The building, which covers at least 2,000-square-metres was part of the Kingdom of Mitanni, an ancient state that ruled most of…

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Huawei creates new OS ‘Hongmeng’, dumps Google’s Android

Huawei creates new OS 'Hongmeng', dumps Google's Android

Chinese technology giants, Huawei are reportedly in the process of replacing Google’s Android Operating System with it’s own newly developed Operating System called ‘Hongmeng’. China’s Huawei is in the process of potentially launching its “Hongmeng” operating system (OS) to replace the US Android OS, an executive confirmed after it was reported that the company has applied to trademark the OS…

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How Samsung may benefit from Huawei trade crisis

How Samsung may benefit from Huawei trade crisis

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd may have a chance to strengthen its position in the smartphone market due to the hurt caused to Huawei Technologies Co Ltd in the wake of U.S.-China trade tensions, according to Fitch Ratings. Tech companies, including Google and SoftBank Group-owned chip designer ARM, have said they will cease supplies and updates to Huawei. The loss of…

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Water FOUND on Mars: NASA discovers ancient polar ice cap

Water FOUND on Mars: NASA discovers ancient polar ice cap

A landmark NASA study has discovered an enormous deposit of water-ice locked within the surface of Mars. The research comes from radar information garnered from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, depicting ancient ice sheets buried deep beneath the Red Planet’s north pole. And the NASA researchers also report conclusive evidence these ice caps wax and wane as a result of the tilt and…

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Nigerian research institute develops erosion-control grass

Nigerian research institute develops erosion-control grass

Prof. James Adediran, the Executive Director, Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IAR&T), Ibadan, says IAR&T  has developed an erosion-control method, using Vetiver grass. Adediran made this known in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Ibadan. He said that Vetiver is a densely tufted, wiry, perennial grass with a strong fibrous root system that can…

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China lodges solemn protest with US over Huawei ban

China lodges solemn protest with US over Huawei ban

China has lodged “solemn representations” with the United States after it escalated a trade war between the two countries by placing Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei on a blacklist for US suppliers. No further trade talks between top Chinese and US negotiators have been scheduled since the last round ended in a stalemate on May 10, the same day US President Donald Trump sharply increased tariffs…

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Unregistered SIM cards dealers fraudulent, risky, NCC warns

Unregistered SIM cards dealers fraudulent, risky, NCC warns

The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) on Tuesday lamented that in spite of enlightenment efforts, some customers still deal in unregistered SIM cards. Mr Sunday Dare, Executive Commissioner, Stakeholder Management, NCC, said during a North East regional sensitisation workshop in Gombe that Nigerians must appreciate the dangers associated with fraudulently activated SIM cards. “As we all know,the objective of subscribers’ registration…

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737 MAX: Boeing says simulator software corrected

737 MAX: Boeing says simulator software corrected

Boeing Company has made corrections to simulator software that mimics the flying experience of its 737 MAX jets, which were involved in two fatal crashes, and the company has provided additional information to devise operators, a spokesman said on Friday. The spokesman, Gordon Johndroe, said the changes will ensure that the simulator experience is representative across different flight conditions and…

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China warns US against trade harm over Huawei ban

China warns US against trade harm over Huawei ban

China warned the United States on Thursday against further harming trade ties after President Donald Trump effectively barred Chinese telecom giant Huawei from the US market, escalating tensions between the world’s top economic powerhouses. At the same time, Beijing’s diplomatic relations with Ottawa further soured as China formally arrested two Canadians on suspicion of snatching state secrets in a case…

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