Thursday,July 18,2019 19:47 PM


Science briefs

Orb innocent WASHINGTON — Global warming and not a giant asteroid may have nearly wiped out life on Earth some 250 million years ago, an international...

Sh1.2b for malaria research

THE Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) and the US National Library of Medicine have committed five million Swedish Kronor (sh1.2b) to link...

Monsanto fined $1.5m for Indonesian bribe...

AGROCHEMICAL giant Monsanto has been fined $1.5m for bribing an official in Indonesia.

‘Bushera’ shelf-life improved

OBUSHERA, the brown porridge that is synonymous with western Uganda, is one that has been enjoyed by many people.

Strange whistling language intrigues Spanish...

It is indisputably one of the world’s more original languages. For more than half a millennium, the inhabitants of the Spanish Canary Island of La Gomera...

Researchers quiz healers on wound herb

RESEARCHERS from the department of pharmacy at King’s College London interviewed traditional healers in Ghana to identify plants that heal wounds.

Solar fruit drier developed

A new highly effective solar drier to help reduce the massive post-harvest losses of fresh produce has been developed.

Bukenya advises on local machines

THE Vice President, Prof. Gilbert Bukenya, has encouraged Ugandans to engage in more local fabrication of agricultural processing equipment to accelerate...

Herb fights malaria

FOR decades, pharmaceuticals have been making potent anti-malarial medicines like Artemether from the herb artemisia annua.

Terror detector

SAN FRANSISCO - USA — Scientists have developed an easy-to-use device that can detect the presence of biological warfare agents in public water supplies...


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Justice at a price in Wakiso and...

Our undercover investigation has revealed how suspects pay to acquire justice in these courts.