11 year-old hacks into US government election website in minutes
Last Friday, an 11-year-old apparently managed to change election results within 10 minutes at DEFCON, regarded as the world’s largest and longest running underground hacking conference. While at this year’s DEFCON, he and many other children were offered the chance to hack into a mock-up of a Secretary of... Read more
Five Nigerian girls beat participants from 50 countries to win $10,000 App Award at Technovation World Challenge
A Nigerian team of five girls has just been announced the winner of the $10,000 Junior Gold Awards at the 2018 Technovation World Challenge. The event was held in California, USA yesterday. Codenamed Save A Soul, the group of five developed the “FD-Detector”, an app to help fight fake... Read more
Indian woman will be first to give birth with mother’s transplanted uterus
An Indian woman will soon become the first in Asia to give birth to a baby after undergoing a successful uterus transplant recently, said doctors with a private hospital in Pune, a city in the southwestern state of Maharashtra. The uterus translated into the pregnant woman is her mother’s.... Read more
Four new Ebola cases declared in Congo
Officials from the Health Ministry said four people have tested positive for Ebola in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo just days after another outbreak that killed 33 people in the northwest of the huge country was declared over. Twenty people have died from hemorrhagic fevers in a densely... Read more
Google Station kicks off to bring internet closer to Nigerians
Google started the program in partnership with 21st Century to make the internet more easily accessible to Nigerians. “Google Station will be rolling out in 200 locations in five cities across Nigeria by the end of 2019, bringing Wi-Fi to millions of people,” Juliet Ehimuan-Chiazor, Google Nigeria country director, said.... Read more
Longest Lunar eclipse of the century to occur tomorrow
Nigerians across the country will experience total lunar eclipse or rather blood moon tomorrow, Friday July 27, 2018. A ‘blood moon’ happens when Earth’s moon is in full eclipse and has no special astronomical significance, rather, the view in the sky is striking as the usually whitish moon becomes... Read more
2,000 year-old coffin found in Egypt finally opened
Archaeologists who found a 2,000-year-old mysterious black granite tomb in an Egyptian city where Alexander the Great is believed to be buried have pried it open two weeks after it was dug up. An ancient mummy was carefully carried out of the the eerie 9.8ft sarcophagus that dates back... Read more
Nigeria clinches first position in world abortion pill search
Ghana and Nigeria are the two countries with the highest search interest in Misoprostol, an abortion pill, the BBC reports. According to the BBC, data of countries who search for abortion pills the most, was sourced from Google. Google data shows how often exact phrases are searched about a topic.... Read more
About 700 get Ebola vaccine in Congo; more cases possible
Congo’s health ministry says more than 680 people have received Ebola vaccinations in three health zones where cases of the deadly virus have been confirmed. Health experts are pushing to find contacts of those infected. The World Health Organization this week estimated there could be up to 300 cases... Read more
China exceeds U.S. in healthy life span for first time – WHO
China has exceeded U.S. in healthy life span for the first time since records began, according to WHO data. The figures show Chinese newborns in 2016 can expect 68.7 years of healthy life, compared with 68.5 years for American babies. The world health body said American babies can still... Read more