Andy Mwanyenya

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Big Expose': How 2013 vote was rigged

The Big Expose': How the 2013 elections were rigged!<p>03/02/2017 00:00:00<p>by Special Correspondent<p>RELATED STORIES<p>THE 2013 elections in Zimbabwe were …

Alex Magaisa

Formely alexmagaisa.com - Blog by Lawyer, Academic, writer on Zimbabwean law & politics Alex Magaisa.

Researchers' international study zeros in on gene that limits desire to drink alcohol

In the largest study of its kind, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers and colleagues in Europe identified a gene variant that suppresses the …

Neuroscience

How the Enormous Field of Physics All Fits Together

Physics has a bit of an image problem. To some, it’s a fascinating and diverse field of study. To others, it’s a trigger word for math anxiety, or an …

6 potential brain benefits of bilingual education

<i>; Credit: Chelsea Beck/NPR</i>Anya Kamenetz | NPR<i>Part of our ongoing series exploring how the U.S. can educate the nearly 5 million students who are</i> …

Language Learning

Germanium Can Take Transistors Where Silicon Can’t

The material inside the first transistors could have a new life at the cutting edge Image: Heng Wu/Purdue University Image: Heng Wu/Purdue University</b> …

Engineering

Scientists turn nuclear waste into diamond batteries that last virtually forever

Researchers have found a way to use diamonds to convert nuclear waste into long-lasting batteries. A team of physicists and chemists at the …

8 terrifying ways the world could actually end

The outcome of a presidential election might inspire unbridled hope — or make you feel like the world is ending.<p>Yet both feelings ignore the humbling truth about our fragile existence. Life exists on Earth only because it teeters in a delicate and truly improbable balance. Our atmosphere, proximity …

Universe
Pregnancy
Evolution

'Nano-machines' win European trio chemistry Nobel prize

Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir Fraser Stoddart and Bernard Feringa will share prize for their design and synthesis of the ‘world’s smallest machines’<p>A European trio of chemists have won the Nobel prize in chemistry for developing “nano-machines”, an advance that paved the way for the world’s first smart …

Nobel Prize

Human lifespan has hit its natural limit, research suggests

Although more people reach old age each year, the ceiling for the human lifespan appears to be stuck at around 115 years, study indicates<p>Humans are unlikely to ever blow out more than 125 candles on their birthday cake, according to research that suggests that our lifespan has already hit its …

Research

Bagels, pretzels and buns: everything you need to know about Nobel physics

Some fairly baffling analogies have been used to explain the work of winners Thouless, Haldane and Kosterlitz. Here’s the topology behind the pastry<p>Bagel, pretzel or cinnamon bun? After announcing the Nobel prize in physics on Tuesday morning, Thors Hans Hansson turned to a selection of baked goods …

Physics

British trio win Nobel prize in physics for work on exotic states of matter

David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz win 2016 Nobel for work that may pave the way for quantum computers and other technologies<p>Three British scientists have won the Nobel prize in physics for their work on exotic states of matter that may pave the way for quantum computers and …

Physics
Health Care

Scientists use 'virtual unwrapping' to read ancient biblical scroll reduced to 'lump of charcoal'

Turned to charcoal in a blaze nearly 1,500 years ago, using groundbreaking digital reconstruction the scroll has finally been read and identified as biblical<p>An ancient scroll that was crushed and burned in a blaze that engulfed an entire town more than 1,400 years ago has been digitally unfurled …

Archaeology

Watching sad films boosts endorphin levels in your brain, psychologists say

Traumatic films may boost pain tolerance and feelings of group bonding by increasing levels of feel-good chemicals produced by the brain, study reveals<p>Tyrannosaur, Breaking the Waves and Schindler’s List might make you reach for the tissues, but psychologists say they have found a reason why …

Psychology

Researchers say there are no benefits of testosterone treatments for men

Analysis of more than 200 studies conducted since 1950 finds no validity to drug industry’s portrayal of testosterone as akin to a miracle drug for ageing men<p>A little more than a year ago, the Food and Drug Administration put the brakes on a massive push by drugmakers to market testosterone …

Biomedicine

Synthetic blood vessel breakthrough could transform children's heart surgery

Children born with serious heart defects could be treated in a single operation as researchers create artificial blood vessels that grow normally with age<p>A breakthrough in the manufacture of synthetic blood vessels has raised hopes that children born with serious heart defects could be treated in a …

Cell Biology

Mugabe’s UN pull-out rant – reasons why it won’t happen

<i>“You don’t have to be an (Albert) Einstein to figure out that it costs significant taxpayer resources to fund multilateral organisations. Just do the</i> …

Africa

'Writing on the wall for Mugabe'

<b>HARARE -</b> Some Zanu PF insiders and former party bigwigs say it could now be “only a matter of time” before President Robert Mugabe bites the dust, …

Prominent Zimbabweans eye 'National Transitional Authority' to run country until 'fair' elections

A group of prominent Zimbabweans calling themselves “concerned citizens” have proposed a non-political National Transitional Authority to take over the running of the country from the Mugabe regime until “fair” elections can be held.<p>The group, which includes leading former supporters of Zimbabwe’s …

Alex Magaisa

HARARE - The arrest of popular leader of #ThisFlag campaign — Evan Mawarire — who is leading a movement for citizens remonstrating against the …

Mugabe's endorsement irresponsible - The Zimbabwe Independent

<i>By Jonathan Moyo</i><p>IF President Robert Mugabe truly and honestly believes that he is a serious presidential candidate in the general election scheduled …

Zimbabwe’s trillion-dollar note: from worthless paper to hot investment

The central bank of Zimbabwe issued $100,000,000,000,000 notes during the last days of hyperinflation in 2009, and they barely paid for a loaf of bread. But their value has shot up<p>What’s been one of the best-performing investments of the past seven years? Shares in Facebook? London property? …

Finance