April 11, 2024

Judge Rules Miami ‘Unconstitutionally’ Gerrymandered Voting Maps

United States District Court Judge K. Michael Moore ruled city commissioners ‘unconstitutionally’ drew district lines in both 2022 and 2023 based on race. A federal judge has struck down Miami’s current city commission maps, ruling that the city “unconstitutionally” drew district lines based on race. Originally filed in 2022, when the city redistricted the five […]

April 11, 2024

AI-Generated Content Obscures Creativity and Threatens Human Ingenuity

Creative professional: ‘It’s an alien thing. It shouldn’t exist.’ Commentary The realms of video production and musical composition are hallmarks of human creativity and intellect, showcasing the dedication and innovation of their creators. Yet, the advent of artificial intelligence poses a threat to this unique human prerogative. The introduction of AI technologies like Sora, Suno, […]

April 11, 2024

Cancer Surge Among Young People Linked to ‘Accelerated Aging,’ Researchers Claim

The researchers suggest that increased biological age, characteristic of accelerated aging, may contribute to the development of early-onset cancers. New research suggests a surge in cancer among younger adults may be the result of “accelerated aging,” according to a study presented at the American Association for Cancer Research’s annual meeting in San Diego, held April […]

April 10, 2024

IN-DEPTH: US Intensifies Semiconductor Restrictions, Prompting a Technological Rift With China

High-tech firms are witnessing dwindling profits in China, prompting a reevaluation of their market strategies. In response to moves by the United States and its allies, China is facing mounting challenges in accessing state-of-the-art semiconductors and the technology to manufacture them. This shift is noticeable even at leading global artificial intelligence (AI) conferences, where China-related […]

April 10, 2024

Immune Cells Are the Most Susceptibe to COVID Lung Infections: Stanford Study

The very cells meant to protect the lungs appear to work against the immune system, helping the virus replicate. Immune cells meant to protect the lungs from viral and bacterial infections are actually the most susceptible to COVID-19 infections, a new Stanford University study found. For decades, scientists have assumed that infections in the respiring […]

April 10, 2024

NFL reveals Eagles’ opponent in Brazil opener: Packers

Friday night football, anyone? The Green Bay Packers and Philadelphia Eagles will open the 2024 season with a game in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Sept. 6, a rare Friday matchup in NFL annals. The season opener marks the first NFL game in South America and the first time a team will open the season on […]

April 10, 2024

House Committee Advances Spying Legislation Reauthorization

The Rules Committee left the most contentious piece of Section 702, whether or not queries of Americans’ data should require a warrant, to be decided later. The House Rules Committee, in a late night vote, advanced a bill that would reauthorize a controversial spying authority but left a key aspect of the debate to be […]

April 10, 2024

Musk’s Starlink Gradually Gaining Foothold in the Pacific

The broadband satellite provider still isn’t welcome in some countries, but is slowly gaining widespread acceptance. Satellite broadband provider Starlink, owned by Elon Musk, is receiving a mixed reception in the Pacific, though most countries seem willing to permit its operation. It promises to deliver high-speed internet to the remotest regions by using thousands of […]