Tagged: research

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The dark side of Nobel prizewinning research

Think of the Nobel prizes and you think of groundbreaking research bettering mankind, but the awards have also honoured some quite unhumanitarian inventions such as chemical weapons, DDT and lobotomies. Numerous Nobel prize controversies...

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Google opens News Lab to sharpen journalism skills

Google on Monday launched an online lab where journalists can learn or sharpen Internet Age reporting skills. The News Lab mission is to collaborate with journalists and entrepreneurs to apply technology innovations to reporting...

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A DIY mobile research tool launched in Kenya

If you have tried to gather data or conduct research in Kenya, you may stumble into a problem that faces many researchers, post-graduate students, corporations, NGO’s, the Government and other agencies: The lack of...

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What did I say last night?

A new study has confirmed what we have all suspected for ages: Kenyans turn to their mobile phones when they’re drinking – and more than three-quarters of them are likely to post photos on...

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Breakthrough in cancer cells research

US researchers have discovered how to keep tumor cells alive in a lab, generating buzz in the scientific community about a potential breakthrough that could transform cancer treatment. Until now, scientists have been unable...