Pontius Pilate’s ring is discovered
An ancient copper jewellery may have belonged to Roman ruler, Pontius Pilate, say archaeologists after it was ignored for 50 years. Scientists say a simple 2,000-year-old ring that was discovered 50 years ago near Bethlehem could have been worn by the man who crucified Jesus. The ring, which is... Read more
Chinese scientist says he has created world’s first genetically-modified babies
A scientist claims he helped create the world’s first genetically-modified babies during laboratory work in China. The DNA of twin girls was altered with a powerful new tool capable of rewriting the very blueprint of life, researcher Dr He Jiankui says. He said his goal was not to cure... Read more
I am not resigning from Facebook: Zuckerberg
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Tuesday he has no plans to resign, sounding defiant after a rough year for the social platform. “That’s not the plan,” Zuckerberg told CNN Business when asked if he would consider stepping down as chairman. He also defended Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg,... Read more
Public Relations firm, Zenera Consulting plans walk against cancer on its fifth-year anniversary
As part of activities to commemorate its fifth-year anniversary, one of the fastest-growing Branding  and Public Relations firms in Nigeria, Zenera Consulting, will on the first day of December hold an awareness campaign and  a 3.4-Kilometre walk against Cancer in Lagos, themed ‘Hope Beats Cancer’ According to the organizers,... Read more
From tech guru to plumber? Bill Gates reinvents the toilet
A few days ago in Beijing, Bill Gates spoke at a conference with a fantastic name: the Reinvented Toilet Expo. The Microsoft founder took with him to the lectern a sealed jar containing human feces, according to BBC News. Gates reportedly pointed to the poop jar and said that it... Read more
Lagos State Government unveils new website
The Lagos State government today, unveiled a new website at a special event tagged: “Media unveiling of the new face of Lagos” in the cyberspace at Lagos State Digital Village, Alausa. “An upgraded official website and improved social media presence are the milestones the Lagos State Government is unveiling... Read more
Canada legalizes marijuana for recreational purposes
People in Canada are cheering, enduring long lines and honking their car horns in support as the country’s first marijuana dispensaries open their doors Wednesday. “I’m having a plaque made with the date and time and everything. This is never actually going to be smoked. I’m going to keep... Read more
Volcanic eruption reported at Mpape, Abuja
Residents of Mpape area of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja have reported a ‘volcanic eruption-like incident’ with some inflammable substances emitting smoke from the cliff of the hills in the area, according to Daily Trust A Federal Government delegation comprising the Minister of Solid Mineral Abubakar Bawa Bwari... Read more
Scientist angers audience with views on women in physics
A senior scientist has given what has been described as a “highly offensive” presentation about the role of women in physics, the BBC has learned. At a workshop organised by Cern, Prof Alessandro Strumia of Pisa University said that “physics was invented and built by men, it’s not by... Read more
Kachikwu to address oil and gas conference in Nairobi
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, will join operators to address energy infrastructure deficiency in sub-Saharan Africa at the Africa Oil and Gas Summit in Nairobi, Kenya from October 10-12. The summit’s co-convener, Mr Oladeji Olawale, told reporters in Lagos that going by the United... Read more