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July 17, 2016 1:54 PM True Muslims will not kill Christians

Anthony Sani who is a former national publicity secretary of the Arewa Consultative Forum has condemned the killing of Christians in the country and said true Muslims are expected to love their Christian counterparts. In an interview with The Punch, the spokesman for northern delegates in the last National Conference said those who claimed to be killing 49

May 22, 2015 4:53 AM Scientists unveil the true colour of dinosaur eggs

The true colour of dinosaur eggs have long been a mystery to scientists, until now, with a study revealing that the eggs may in fact have been blueish-green in hue. The study, conducted by Bonn University, Germany, involved the analysis of the eggs of oviraptors—dinosaurs closely related to birds. Scientists previously have been unable to determine dinosaur 42

March 18, 2015 4:38 PM Fish sand castles and pits reveal rapid courtship evolution in Lake Malawi cichlids

Ryan York from Stanford University has looked at the various courtship rituals of cichlid fish at different depths in Lake Malawi. His findings, published in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, shows the species evolved different behaviour rituals very quickly according to the depth at which they live and other environmental factors. Lake Malawi 42

March 12, 2015 5:17 PM A cosmic ex-STAR-vaganza! Amazing image reveals nebulae, clusters and star-forming regions 4,000 light-years from Earth

An amazing image showing a collection of stars and nebulae has been released by the European Southern Observatory. In the colourful picture star clusters, emission nebulae and active star-forming regions are seen at a distance of about 4,000 light-years. The image is the most detailed view of this part of the sky, the southern constellation of Ara (The Altar) 48

March 3, 2015 4:41 PM Curiosity Rover determines Red Planet is actually greyish-blue

Mars – nicknamed the Red Planet for its apparent colouring – is not actually red but instead a sort of greyish-blue, new images from the Curiosity rover have determined. Mars has been thought of as red for a very long time due to the sprinkling of iron oxide over the land but Nasa's Curiosity rover has scratched beneath the surface to discover it is actually 39

February 10, 2015 12:14 PM Is this the best photo of Earth's night sky EVER taken? Amazing long-exposure montage reveals a meteor, comet and nebulae above an observatory and oxygen airglow on Earth

Witnessing a meteor blaze across the night sky is awe-inspiring. So is seeing a comet, nebula or star cluster . But what if you could see all of them, at the same time, in the same image of the cosmos? That’s the amazing celestial montage apparent in this stunning long-exposure photograph, showing various phenomenon alongside some of their more Earthly 45

October 6, 2014 6:43 AM Butterfly wings successfully grown in lab

Professor Andrew Parker, of the Natural History Museum in London hopes to find a way of making the microscopic structures in the insect's wing which act like tiny prisms, splitting light into different colours and the brightly iridescent colours seen in the wings of some insects could one day be used in paints and cosmetics, the Independent reported 38

October 5, 2014 8:15 PM What will happen when the moon turns red?

The lunar eclipse – the second and final one in 2014 – will see the moon take on a reddish tint as it passes into Earth’s shadow. In various cultures and throughout history, lunar eclipses have been associated with impending disaster and supernatural powers. The Incas believed a jaguar was eating the moon, while the ancient Mesopotamians thought it was being 46

September 22, 2014 9:56 AM Autumn's colours explained: Infographic reveals how chemicals switch leaves from green to red, orange and brown hues

Poet John Keats may have written an ode to the rich colours of autumn, but one chemistry teacher has explained exactly why the leaves change hue. Already summer's leaves have already begun their transition to vibrant oranges, reds and magentas and this is down to a range of chemical compounds - including those that make carrots orange and tomatoes red. Bournemouth-based 41

August 19, 2014 7:23 PM Somewhere UNDER the rainbow... Amateur photographer captures rare colourful phenomenon in his back garden

If you think you know what a rainbow looks like, think again - this series of amazing images shows the moment upside-down rainbows were spotted in the sky. The extremely rare weather phenomenon was seen in the blue sky above Blackpool recently. Known as circumzenithal arcs, the spectacle occurs when sunlight bounces off ice crystals high in the atmosphere 43