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Young innovators appeal for regular mentoring in science, technology

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dozens of school-going youths are calling for regular science and technology innovation mentoring programs in various parts of the country. The youths appealed during the ongoing science and technology innovation high-tech camp at Gulu High School. The two weeks’ camp organized by Oysters and Pearls …

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Now, China jails scientist who gene-edited babies

Beijing, China | AFP | A Chinese court on Monday sentenced the doctor who claimed to be behind the world’s first gene-edited babies to three years in prison for illegal medical practice, state media reported. He Jiankui, who shocked the scientific community last year by announcing the birth of twins …

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World’s fastest ant clocks nearly a metre per second

Paris, France | AFP | It’s official: The Saharan silver ant is the fastest of the world’s 12,000 known ant species, clocking a blistering 855 millimetres — nearly a metre — per second, researchers said Thursday. Measured another way, the six-legged sprinter covers 108 times its own body length per …

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