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NASA “scrapes” space dust from Bennu and sends it back to Earth

On Tuesday, October 20, 2020,  at 6:12 p.m. EDT (22:30 GMT)NASA will conduct one of the most daring missions in its 62-year history when it attempts a risky “touch-and-go” maneuver to “scrapes” a near-Earth asteroid for five seconds. NASA’s OSIRIS-REx...

President Akufo-Addo launches 2017-2018 Census on Agriculture Report

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has launched the 2017/2018 National Report of the Ghana Census of Agriculture, the first time in some thirty-three (33) years. At the event held at Jubilee House, the seat of the...

Nokia to build mobile network on moon

Nokia announced Monday to build its first cellular network on the moon. The lunar network will be part of the U.S. space agency’s efforts to return humans to the moon by 2024 and build long-term settlements there under its Artemis...

Scientists map 1.8 billion trees across Sahel and Sahara regions of West Africa using Artificial Intelligence

Scientists have mapped 1.8 billion individual tree canopies across millions of kilometres of the Sahel and Sahara regions of West Africa. It is the first time ever that trees have been mapped in detail over such a large area. So...

Post-harvest losses still a challenge in Ghana- Study

Smallholder farmers in the country still experience as high as 30 percent post-harvest losses, mostly through spoilage and theft, a study titled Smallholder Market Linkages Ghana study has revealed. It noted that, as a result of their inability to access...

58% of girls suffer online harassments – Study

A study conducted by the Plan International on the ‘experiences of girls on social media platforms has disclosed that fifty-eight percent of girls out of 14,000 across the globe have experienced varied forms of online harassment's. The study, which was...

There was a rise in crime during COVID-19 lockdown – Survey

The Local Economies Tracker survey has revealed that localities witnessed an increase in crime during the country’s COVID-19 lockdown period. The survey indicated that about three out of ten communities, representing 34.1 per cent experienced a rise in crime. The Local...

Underground lakes of liquid water discovered on Mars

Three underground lakes have been detected near the south pole of Mars. Scientists also confirmed the existence of a fourth lake - the presence of which was hinted at in 2018. Liquid water is vital for biology, so the finding will...

More teenage girls likely to be pregnant if schools remained closed – Research

Policy research and advocacy NGO, Africa Education Watch, says more teenage girls are likely to be pregnant if schools remained closed. This follows research conducted in 200 schools across the country, including 100 junior high schools and senior high school...

Coronavirus: Women are better at fighting the virus than men – study claims

Around 60% of those who died to COVID-19 worldwide were men, a study has claimed. Yale University researchers, trying to find a biological explanation for the discrepancy, have found that women may trigger a better immune response to the virus. "We...

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“You’re a competent, compassionate, visionary leader” – Volta Chief to President Akufo-Addo

The Paramount Chief of Afife and President of the Afife Traditional Council, Torgbui Adrakpanya VI, has described the President...

Mahama condemns partisan disbursement of COVID-19 relief fund

The presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress,(NDC), Mr John Dramani Mahama, has condemned the government’s selective and partisan disbursement of COVID-19 relief fund. Addressing...

NASA “scrapes” space dust from Bennu and sends it back to Earth

On Tuesday, October 20, 2020,  at 6:12 p.m. EDT (22:30 GMT)NASA will conduct one of the most daring missions in its 62-year history when...

2020 ballot sheet: NPP, NDC pick number 1 and 2 spots

The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) have picked the first and second spots respectively on the presidential...

Mfantseman: Widow files nomination with EC to replace Ekow Kwansah Hayford

The widow of the late Member of Parliament (MP) for Mfantseman, Mrs Ophelia Mensah Hayford has filed her nomination papers with the Electoral Commission...