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India launches first Moon mission

Written on October 26th, 2008 by
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India has successfully launched its first mission to the Moon. The unmanned Chandrayaan 1 spacecraft blasted off smoothly from a launch pad in southern Andhra Pradesh to embark on a two-year mission of explorationRead... Read More | Share

20bn barrel oil discovery puts Cuba in the big league

Written on October 21st, 2008 by
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Mother nature, it emerged this week, appears to have blessed the island with enough oil reserves to vault it into the ranks of energy powers. The government announced there may be more than 20bn barrels of recoverable oil in offshore fields in Cuba's... Read More | Share

Powell endorses Obama

Written on October 20th, 2008 by
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Retired Gen. Colin L. Powell, one of the country's most respected Republicans, stunned both parties Sunday by strongly endorsing Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) for president on NBC's "Meet the Press" and laying out a blistering, detailed critique of the... Read More | Share

Corruption, bane of sports development in Nigeria — Williams

Written on October 18th, 2008 by
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Last year the Federal Government set up a Presidential Advisory Committee on Sports to fashion out ways to move sports forward. The committee headed by General Ishola Williams (rtd.) submitted its report to President Umar Musa Yar’Adua who in turn... Read More | Share

Onitsha Writer Wins Nobel Prize In Literature

Written on October 9th, 2008 by
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Jean-Marie Gustave Le Cl... Read More | Share

3 European scientists share Nobel medicine prize

Written on October 6th, 2008 by
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STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Three European scientists shared the 2008 Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for separate discoveries of viruses that cause AIDS and cervical cancer, breakthroughs that helped doctors fight the deadly diseases. American scientist... Read More | Share

US Bailout Package Fails As Dow Plunges

Written on September 29th, 2008 by
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In an extraordinary gamble on the future of the global economy, the House of Representatives voted down the $700 billion Wall Street bill 205-228, as Republicans defied their president, their presidential nominee and their leaders to vote nearly two to... Read More | Share

UCLA mathematicians discover a 13-million-digit prime number

Written on September 29th, 2008 by
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UCLA mathematicians appear to have won a $100,000 prize from the Electronic Frontier Foundation for discovering a 13-million-digit prime number that has long been sought by computer users. While the prize money is nothing special, the bragging rights... Read More | Share

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