Tardigrades, also known as the water bear, are microscopic animals , which can survive in many extreme conditions , including space . ( Taylor Turner/The Washington Post )
Tardigrades have a reputation as the toughest animals on the planet. Some of these microscopic invertebrates shrug off temperatures of minus 272 Celsius , one degree warmer than absolute zero. Other species can endure powerful radiation and the vacuum of space. In 2007, the European Space Agency sent 3 ,000 animals into low Earth orbit , where the tardigrades survived for 12 days on the outside of the capsule.
To a group of theoretical physicists , tardigrades were the
Making reference to some African-American women who also have contributed to growing their communities through their expertise, the US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Stuart Symington said that Continue reading US honors 5 Nigerian women→
UNKNOWN to most, the late and beloved Prof. Dora Nkem Akunyili (OFR) was born in Markurdi, Benue State on July 14, 1954 to Chief and Mrs. Paul Young Edemobi. She was blessed with six children and three grandchildren. Akunyili died Continue reading Profile: Late Prof Dora Akunyili→
A video trending online shows Lieutenant-Colonel Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, the then Military Governor of Eastern Nigeria whose declaration of the sovereign state of Biafra in 1967 led to the three years civil war that saw millions killed saying it would be a mistake for anyone to provoke another Biafran war.
In the video interview the late Eastern leader granted years after the 1967 war, he was quoted to have said, “I don’t think the 2nd one is necessary. We should have learned from the first one.”