“Milky Way Lighthouse”

A recent photo of the Milky Way is making headlines. And what’s so amazing about the shot is it was lit by a lighthouse. Captured near the Guilderton Lighthouse in Western Australia, near the city of Perth, this image was shot by photographer Trevor Dobson. It’s been reported that he used a crop sensor Nikon…

Snake Breeding on the Rise in Burundi

To combat economic discrepancies that stem from the coronavirus pandemic, a new business is emerging in the East African country of Burundi—snake breeding. Many Burundians view snakes as a demonic symbol, with only the boldest men daring to attack them. However, breeding has become a viable source of income for those practicing this profession. Deo…

NASA Tests Joby Aviation’s Air Taxi

Joby Aviation, the venture-based aerospace company, is developing an all-electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. Powered by six electric motors, this aircraft was designed to be as quiet as possible, with the intent that it will blend in with city life without disturbing residents. The rotors can adjust their tilt, rotation speed, and blade…

Seabirds Found Dead in Mackay!

An investigation is underway in Mackay, Australia, over the mysterious deaths of hundreds of seabirds. According to ABC News, The Department of Environment and Science advised that officers removed over 240 dead black noddies from the marina. Chemical films were found on the birds’ feathers, so officials believe a chemical may be responsible for the…

Egyptian Scientists Link Fossil to Four-Legged Whale?

Egyptian scientists discovered a fossil that dates back 43 million years and linked it to a new species of amphibious wale—an ancient four-legged whale. A team of researchers at the Mansoura University Vertebrate Paleontology Center (MUVPC) in Mansoura, Egypt, advised that a fossilized partial skeleton was found in the Fayum oasis, an area in the…

Apple’s New Surveillance System

Apple will introduce a new surveillance system to the iPhone at the launch of iOS 15 later this year. According to CNBC, this new system will scan iCloud for illegal child sexual abuse materials (CSAM). How it works is Apple will match images on the device with known CSAM images provided by the US National…

Uganda’s President Calls Africans a “Disgrace”?

At this year’s World Health Summit’s Regional Meeting, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni made some interesting remarks. President Museveni called the COVID-19 vaccine selfishness from around the world a wake-up call for Africans. He argued that countries across the continent need to stop waiting for vaccine donations from developed countries and start manufacturing them locally. All…

Kenyan Inventors Create Bio-Robotic Prosthetic Arm

Prosthetic limbs are very common for those who, unfortunately, have lost parts of their body. But what isn’t so common are bio-robotic parts that are controlled by the recipient. That is until recently. David Gathu and Moses Kinyua, two Kenyan inventors, have created the world’s first bio-robotic prosthetic arm that’s operated by brain signals. According…

Earthquake Hits Haiti

Just one month after the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse, the country of Haiti is suffering from another crisis, a massive earthquake. According to AP News, a 7.2 earthquake struck the southwestern region of Haiti, killing 304 people and injuring 1,800. Thousands of people trapped under the rubble and debris of fallen buildings were rescued…

A Rare Birth in the Democratic Republic of Congo

A national park in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is celebrating the birth of one of the world’s most endangered species, the eastern lowland gorilla. The eastern lowland gorilla, also referred to as Grauer’s gorilla, is the largest of the four gorilla subspecies. Its stocky body, large hands, and short muzzle distinguish it from…

Queen Elizabeth II to be Removed from Bahamian 100 Dollar Bill

The Bahamian government is removing the image of Queen Elizabeth II from their 100 dollar bill and replacing it with former governor-general Arthur Dion Hanna, who recently passed. According to Loop Caribbean News, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis recently made this announcement and was supported by Opposition Leader Philip Brave Davis and AD Hanna’s family….

Barack Obama Becomes Partner in NBA Africa

Former President Barack Obama has become a strategic partner and owns a minority share of NBA Africa. Established to oversee the NBA’s (The National Basketball Association) business activities on the continent, NBA Africa includes the BAL (Basketball Africa League): a partnership between the NBA and the FIBA (International Basketball Federation) and the NBA’s first collaboration…