In Defence of Science

In September, Tanzania joined 34 other African countries to celebrate Africa Science Week, a yearly event organised by the Next Einstein Forum (NEF) initiative using its science ambassadors. Dr. Noorali Jiwaji, an astronomer and senior lecturer at The Open University of Tanzania, gave a keynote address at a science cafe for University students, part of the … Continue reading In Defence of Science

Deoxygenated Intellectual Genius – Lack of Oxygen at Birth

Every child born into this world has a healthy brain and a striving mind with the mental capacity ready to be a genius. A genius is a person who displays exceptional intellectual ability, typically to a degree that is associated with the achievement of new advances in a domain of knowledge. Actually at birth more … Continue reading Deoxygenated Intellectual Genius – Lack of Oxygen at Birth

Inspiring Young African Scientists Making a trail in Natural Products Research – Part I

The field of scientific research in Africa is currently receiving many young and ambitious candidates. I here-by present four scientists who in coordination and sponsorship of SABINA, a Southern African Network for Natural Products, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics have been carrying out their researches as Masters and PhD candidates. The researches are on the relevant problems that face Africa, … Continue reading Inspiring Young African Scientists Making a trail in Natural Products Research – Part I

Alternatives to Chemical inputs in farming

A sharp increase on the use of chemical pesticides in food production has been observed over the past 40 years, mainly to meet the ever growing demand for food.  However, the increased use of chemical inputs for crop production has negative effects to human and animal health, environmental pollution and biodiversity disruption. This calls for a search for new … Continue reading Alternatives to Chemical inputs in farming

How to reach your audience as a scientist – Effective communication

Effective communication skills are important when you want a message to reach a targeted audience and be understood. This is especially true for scientists in the many fields, who do a lot of interesting research but either keep it amongst themselves or struggle to communicate in a way that is comprehensible to the general public. The people around them … Continue reading How to reach your audience as a scientist – Effective communication