Neighbourhoods where poor people live have bigger mosquitoes that transmit more diseases - Report

19 October 2019
Neighbourhoods where poor people live have bigger mosquitoes that transmit more diseases - Report

As if life wasn't already challenging enough for residents in low-income urban neighborhoods, new research suggests such communities are more at risk from particularly harmful, aggressive mosquitoes. Not only are...

Twitter outlines new rules for world leaders using platform

17 October 2019
Twitter outlines new rules for world leaders using platform

The post from Twitter doesn't discuss the actions of any specific world leader, but the company said it wanted to better explain why it makes moderation decisions when reviewing controversial...

A new apple that can stay fresh for one year has been created. How far will it go?

17 October 2019
A new apple that can stay fresh for one year has been created. How far will it go?

When you hear that a new variety of apple is being launched with a multi-million dollar marketing campaign, you might wonder if you weren't listening properly, and that the product...

And 'Lo!' - How the internet was born

16 October 2019
And 'Lo!' - How the internet was born

In the 1960s, Bob Taylor worked at the heart of the Pentagon in Washington DC. He was on the third floor, near the US defence secretary and the boss of...

This is how sleep affects brain performance, according to science

12 October 2019
This is how sleep affects brain performance, according to science

Researchers from the Bar-Ilan University of Israel learned that sleep deprivation has a negative impact on aging and leads to the development of brain disorders. In reference to animal behavior...

There’s a new cellular tech that could lower call/data rates. Here’s it

09 October 2019
There’s a new cellular tech that could lower call/data rates. Here’s it

Your wireless carrier is usually beholden to using proprietary cellular network tech from the likes of Ericsson or Nokia, but there may soon be a more universal technology that could...

How we spy on each other every day - Thorin Klosowski

08 October 2019
How we spy on each other every day - Thorin Klosowski

A couple of years ago, my garage was broken into while I was in the house. I heard footsteps and ran out to find someone trying to steal a bike....

Why you need to update your WhatsApp right NOW

06 October 2019
Why you need to update your WhatsApp right NOW

You better update WhatsApp right now. A researcher has discovered a nasty vulnerability in the Facebook-owned privacy-oriented messenger that made it possible to for attackers to gain access to your...

AI working against you? How artificial intelligence bias can block you

03 October 2019
AI working against you? How artificial intelligence bias can block you

Businesses across almost every industry deploy artificial intelligence to make jobs simpler for staff and tasks easier for consumers. Computer software teaches customer service agents how to be more compassionate,...

How risky is eating red meat? New papers provoke controversy

01 October 2019
How risky is eating red meat? New papers provoke controversy

Eating red meat is linked to cancer and heart disease, but are the risks big enough to give up burgers and steak? A team of international researchers says probably not,...

Every cat in Britain could be microchipped under new govt plans

30 September 2019
Every cat in Britain could be microchipped under new govt plans

All Britain's 11million cats would have to be microchipped under Government plans. The chips, containing the owner's name and address, will help ensure missing pets are returned to their homes....

Facebook will be forced to reveal encrypted messages from some crime suspects

29 September 2019
Facebook will be forced to reveal encrypted messages from some crime suspects

Police will now be able to read encrypted messages from suspected terrorists, paedophiles and other serious criminals on WhatsApp, Facebook and other social media. Home Secretary Priti Patel will sign...

8,000 different things can kill you - but only one will succeed

29 September 2019
8,000 different things can kill you - but only one will succeed

Bill Bryson The human body is often likened to a high-performance machine. But it is so much more than that. It works 24 hours a day for decades without (for...

Nigeria’s CcHub acquires Kenya’s iHub to create mega Africa incubator

27 September 2019
Nigeria’s CcHub acquires Kenya’s iHub to create mega Africa incubator

Two of Africa’s powerhouse tech incubators will join forces. Nigerian innovation center and seed-fund CcHub has acquired Nairobi based iHub, CcHub CEO Bosun Tijani confirmed to TechCrunch. The purchase amount...

We need more doctors who are scientists - Mukesh K. Jain, Tadataka Yamada and Robert Lefkowitz

25 September 2019
We need more doctors who are scientists - Mukesh K. Jain, Tadataka Yamada and Robert Lefkowitz

About a decade from now, public health statistics will begin to show a substantial decrease in cervical cancer in the United States and other developed countries. That’s because in 2006,...

Toyota working on solar-powered electric car that can 'run forever' without charging

20 September 2019
Toyota working on solar-powered electric car that can 'run forever' without charging

• Toyota, Sharp, and NEDO have teamed up to manufacture a unique car that could "run forever", according to Bloomberg. • There have been promising advances in developing thin enough...

Scientists propose a method to connect Earth and Moon with a cable that will allow us to travel between the two

18 September 2019
Scientists propose a method to connect Earth and Moon with a cable that will allow us to travel between the two

Two astronomers from University of Cambridge and University of Columbia have proposed a plan as an alternative for an elevator between the moon and Earth. According to their study, existing...

Here’s why you might get fatter as you grow older, according to science

16 September 2019
Here’s why you might get fatter as you grow older, according to science

Expanding waistlines are a major mid-life bugbear for many people as that expensive wedding outfit gets a bit tighter each time. Now, scientists believe they have pinpointed the primary culprit...

Why Israel has the most technologically advanced military on earth

13 September 2019
Why Israel has the most technologically advanced military on earth

In 1950, just two years after the state of Israel was founded, the country’s first commercial delegation set off for South America. Israel desperately needed trading partners. Unlike its Arab...

The Nigerian youth leading a tech revolution in UK

11 September 2019
The Nigerian youth leading a tech revolution in UK

Much of the global market in 2019 has been driven by trade wars between the United States and The Peoples Republic of China. President Donald Trump signed an executive order...

Facebook ‘knows when App users have had sex’

11 September 2019
Facebook ‘knows when App users have had sex’

Intimate data, including when people have had sex, is being shared with Facebook, a study from Privacy International has suggested. PI studied a range of period-tracking apps to see exactly...

Facebook says it may remove Like counts

03 September 2019
Facebook says it may remove Like counts

Facebook could soon start hiding the Like counter on News Feed posts to protect users’ from envy and dissuade them from self-censorship. Instagram is already testing this in 7 countries...

New Telegram feature will protect your identity

01 September 2019
New Telegram feature will protect your identity

Telegram will roll out an update designed to protect Hong Kong protesters' identities in the coming days, according to Reuters. The upcoming feature will cloak users' phone numbers to prevent...

Here’s how to store and remember all your passwords

27 August 2019
Here’s how to store and remember all your passwords

If you, like millions of other people, use the same password for just about every application you use, then I’m sorry to break it to you, but one of these...

Company perfects tech to convert your petrol/diesel car to electric vehicle

22 August 2019
Company perfects tech to convert your petrol/diesel car to electric vehicle

With more and more electric cars on the road, many people are reflecting on whether it makes sense to continue owning a traditional car with a standard combustion engine. According...

Scientists develop blood test which can predict whether you will die in the next 10 years

21 August 2019
Scientists develop blood test which can predict whether you will die in the next 10 years

Alexandra Thompson Researchers have developed a blood test which could predict your chance of dying in the next 10 years. Scientists in uncovered 14 biomarkers in blood that appear to...

High tech aircraft maintenance begins in Nigeria as Aero upgrades to ‘D Check’

16 August 2019
High tech aircraft maintenance begins in Nigeria as Aero upgrades to ‘D Check’

Nigeria’s dream to conduct major aircraft maintenance locally and save a substantial part of the over $2 billion spent annually on overseas checks may have materialised with Aero Contractors’ approval...

Facebook to feature Yoruba, Igbo languages in fight against fake news

15 August 2019
Facebook to feature Yoruba, Igbo languages in fight against fake news

Facebook has said it will fight fake news on its platform using Yoruba and Igbo languages. Facebook’s Head of Public Policy, Africa, Mr Kojo Boakye, said in a statement in...

How 5G will revolutionise communication

06 August 2019
How 5G will revolutionise communication

Caroline Frost • 5G paved the way for the UK's first holographic phone call, but the technology's improved speed and reduced latency will bring more everyday benefits for business owners....

Now, women can delay menopause by 20 years and even have kids in between. This is how

05 August 2019
Now, women can delay menopause by 20 years and even have kids in between. This is how

Michael Powell and Lara Keay Women can delay the menopause by up to 20 years with a new 30-minute operation that tricks their biological clocks into thinking they are much...

Digital ‘clothes’ could be the next big Instagram hit

03 August 2019
Digital ‘clothes’ could be the next big Instagram hit

Hip Scandinavian fashion retailer Carlings knew it had to make a big impression when it launched its first online store in 2018 — years after most other apparel brands. Carlings...

Feeling hot or cold? This pocket gadget the size of your ATM card provides sweet relief

27 July 2019
Feeling hot or cold? This pocket gadget the size of your ATM card provides sweet relief

Sony is crowdfunding a portable wearable air conditioner about the size of a bank card which blasts cool air down the back of your shirt. The Reon Pocket is a...

Nigerian accent introduced on Google Maps

26 July 2019
Nigerian accent introduced on Google Maps

Commuters making their way through Nigeria can now hear travel advice in a local voice on Google Maps under new features aimed at attracting more users in Africa that were...

Deepfake videos pose a threat, but ‘dumbfakes’ may be worse

20 July 2019
Deepfake videos pose a threat, but ‘dumbfakes’ may be worse

Sophisticated phony videos called deepfakes have attracted plenty of attention as a possible threat to election integrity. But a bigger problem for the 2020 U.S. presidential contest may be “dumbfakes”...

Will ships without sailors be the future of trade?

16 July 2019
Will ships without sailors be the future of trade?

On 7 May, customs officers in Ostend, Belgium, received a box of oysters from the UK. The molluscs had been caught in Essex and transported to Belgium on a 12m...

Is your smartphone secretly listening to you?

12 July 2019
Is your smartphone secretly listening to you?

We’ve all been there. You talk on the phone with a friend about something, say sneakers, and then a little later see an ad for the latest Nike shoes in...

Fresh from the lab: Startups make meat that avoids slaughter

10 July 2019
Fresh from the lab: Startups make meat that avoids slaughter

Uma Valeti slices into a pan-fried chicken cutlet in the kitchen of his startup, Memphis Meats. He sniffs the tender morsel on his fork before taking a bite. He chews...

How your smartphone can help you travel light

08 July 2019
How your smartphone can help you travel light

Whether you're heading out of town for Independence Day, Thanksgiving, or any other occasion, traveling light has its advantages: fewer items to remember, an easier time navigating crowded streets, and...

Have you run out of phone storage? This is what to do

06 July 2019
Have you run out of phone storage? This is what to do

You're taking that killer selfie in front of a national monument and you get that dreaded notice on your phone – you've run out of storage. Apple will offer a...

Have you run out of phone storage? This is what to do

06 July 2019
Have you run out of phone storage? This is what to do

You're taking that killer selfie in front of a national monument and you get that dreaded notice on your phone – you've run out of storage. Apple will offer a...