Carry on torch lit by Prof. Francis Allotey – Prez urges Ghanaians

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has urged Ghanaians, especially the academia, to strive to carry the torch Professor Francis Allotey lit in the study of Mathematics and Physics. In a tribute to the late professor, read on his behalf at the pre-state burial service, at the forecourt of the State House, President Akufo-Addo called for…

Ghanaian who invented ‘water bicycle’ gets University scholarship

The Takoradi Technical University in the Western Region has awarded a full scholarship to Mr Frank Darko, a student of the University, who invented a bicycle that is ridden on water. The University announced the decision on its website. A BBC video of the young Ghanaian inventor in January 2018, went viral on social media….

Early Facebook and Google Employees Form Coalition to Fight What They Built

SAN FRANCISCO — A group of Silicon Valley technologists who were early employees at Facebook and Google, alarmed over the ill effects of social networks and smartphones, are banding together to challenge the companies they helped build. The cohort is creating a union of concerned experts called the Center for Humane Technology. Along with the…

Child development experts urge Facebook to pull Messenger Kids app

Open letter signed by more than 100 advocates warns of dangers social media poses to under 13s and asks Mark Zuckerberg to halt app. More than 110 child-health advocates have called on Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg to pull the firm’s Messenger Kids app aimed at under 13s, warning of the dangers of social media…

Pump the brakes on buying a self-driving car any time soon

If you followed CES 2018 in Las Vegas earlier this month or the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, you’re probably already hyped to head to your local dealership and put a down payment on a self-driving car. After all, both shows had plenty of news surrounding autonomous vehicles. And with automakers like Tesla…

Let’s talk about the big scary asteroid that’s NOT going to hit Earth

An asteroid larger than any skyscraper yet built is hurtling toward Earth, the Daily Mail informs. If it hits on Feb. 4, the paper continues, scientists predict a decade of cold and darkness, and skies choked with soot, and misery across the planet. Between these paragraphs, the Mail inserts occasional reminders that asteroid 2002 AJ129 will not hit Earth, according…

Ghana discovers new mineral, Lithium

A new mineral, lithium has been discovered in Ghana, the Ghana Minerals Commission has confirmed to Joy News. The discovery was made in the Volta, Western and Ashanti regions. Chief Executive of the Minerals Commission Mr. Kwaku Addai Antwi Boasiako told Joy News that the discovery was made during a nationwide exploration by the Minerals…

UK-born Ghanaian gets top education job in Theresa May’s government

UK born Ghanaian, Sam Gyimah, has been made Universities and Science Minister of England in Theresa May’s government reshuffle. The new minister mentioned in a tweet on his page that he is looking forward to taking up the new role and facing any challenge head-on. “Off to my new role as Universities & Science Minister…

17-year-old GSTS student allegedly shot dead by police officer

Residents of Shama Junction, Ituma and Nyanikrom, other communities in the Shama District of the Western Region are in a state of shock after a 17-year-old final year student of the Ghana Secondary Technical School (GSTS) was allegedly shot and killed by a police constable. The constable, popularly known in the area as Shaibu, is…