Sport

Fury beats Klitschko to become new world heavyweight champion

Britain’s Tyson Fury was crowned the new world heavyweight champion on Saturday after a unanimous points win over Wladimir Klitschko, who suffered his first defeat in eleven years. The 27-year-old Fury was awarded the fight in Duesseldorf 115-112, 115-112 and 116-111 by the judges to take Klitschko’s WBA, IBF, IBO and WBO belts as the… Continue reading Fury beats Klitschko to become new world heavyweight champion

Technology

Light-based Li-Fi Internet Boasts Speeds 100 Times Faster Than Wi-Fi

When the first version of the Wi-Fi protocol was released in 1997, it boasted wireless speeds of up to 2 megabits per second. Now, there’s Li-Fi, a potential successor to Wi-Fi that’s capable of transmitting data at 1 gigabit per second, about 100 times faster than today’s average home wireless connection and 500 times faster… Continue reading Light-based Li-Fi Internet Boasts Speeds 100 Times Faster Than Wi-Fi

Technology

Parasitic worm ‘increases women’s fertility’

Infection with a species of parasitic worm increases the fertility of women, say scientists. A study of 986 indigenous women in Bolivia indicated a lifetime of Ascaris lumbricoides, a type of roundworm, infection led to an extra two children. Researchers, writing in the journal Science, suggest the worm is altering the immune system to make… Continue reading Parasitic worm ‘increases women’s fertility’

News

Tanzania gold miners trapped for 41 days rescued

Five gold miners have been rescued in western Tanzania after being trapped underground for 41 days, while 12 others are still missing, police say. The artisanal miners survived by eating roots, soil, frogs and cockroaches and are receiving treatment at hospital. The group had gone underground to rescue 11 other miners when they became trapped,… Continue reading Tanzania gold miners trapped for 41 days rescued

Politics

Dasuki awarded N333bn fake arms contracts –Panel

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday received the interim report of the 13-man committee set up by the Office of the National Security Adviser to audit the procurement of arms and equipment in the Armed Forces and Defence sector from 2007 to date with a directive that all indicted persons be arrested and brought to book.… Continue reading Dasuki awarded N333bn fake arms contracts –Panel