Author: Adrian Garrett

"Zombie enthusiast. Subtly charming travel practitioner. Webaholic. Internet expert."

Columbia University President to Testify on Response to Antisemitic Incidents Columbia University President Nemat Shafik is set to testify before the House Education Committee regarding the school’s response to antisemitic incidents on campus following the recent Hamas attack on Israel and Israel’s response in Gaza on Oct. 7. The hearing, scheduled to include Shafik, a Columbia University law professor, and two trustees, comes in the wake of a rise in antisemitic incidents on college campuses, as reported by the Anti-Defamation League. Rep. Virginia Foxx called for the hearing due to reports of antisemitic assaults, harassment, and vandalism specifically at Columbia…

Read More

United Airlines has recently reported a staggering $200 million loss in the first quarter, following the grounding of Boeing 737 Max 9 jets. With a fleet of 86 of these jets, United Airlines had the most in the world, making the grounding a major blow to the company’s operations. In addition to the grounding of the Max 9 jets, United Airlines also faced other incidents such as engines catching fire and wheels falling off planes. These issues, along with Boeing’s ongoing quality problems, have led United Airlines to anticipate receiving fewer single-aisle jets from Boeing this year. As a result…

Read More

Charlize Theron and 8-year-old daughter, August, stole the show at Dior’s pre-fall fashion show at the Brooklyn Museum. The mother-daughter duo turned heads as they arrived in style, each showcasing their own unique sense of fashion. August looked effortlessly cool in a blue and white letterman jacket, a black purse slung over her shoulder, and striking black and purple braids. Charlize, on the other hand, oozed elegance in a black long sleeve top paired with a tan skirt, accessorized with black sunglasses and gold jewelry, including a “Dior” necklace, showing off her impeccable taste in fashion. The beautiful pair was…

Read More

Renowned molecular biologist Anne De Cian has recently made headlines for her groundbreaking research on the remarkable resilience of tardigrades, also known as water bears. Dr. De Cian, based in Paris, introduced her children to these tiny creatures in her garden, sparking a fascination with the hidden marvels of the animal kingdom. In a recent laboratory experiment, Dr. De Cian and her team exposed tardigrades to gamma rays and were astonished by their incredible resistance to radiation. The researchers discovered that tardigrades possess a unique ability for molecular repair, allowing them to quickly mend their shattered DNA and survive extreme…

Read More

Renowned author Salman Rushdie recently spoke out for the first time about the harrowing attack that almost cost him his life in 2022. In an exclusive interview with “60 Minutes” host Anderson Cooper, Rushdie described the event as nothing short of a “miracle” that he survived. The attack took place at the Chautauqua Institution, where Rushdie was scheduled to give a lecture. He was brutally stabbed on stage, sustaining serious injuries that required immediate surgery. Thankfully, the skilled doctors who operated on him noted that the attacker’s lack of knowledge in using a knife ultimately saved Rushdie’s life. The motive…

Read More

Israel is facing a difficult decision on how to respond to a recent Iranian attack that saw over 300 projectiles fired at its territory. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is under pressure from both his right-wing coalition for a strong reaction and international allies urging restraint. The war cabinet in Israel is determined to respond to Iran’s attack, but is currently debating the timing and scope of the response. Israel’s options for retaliation are limited and come with potential consequences, particularly as it is already involved in conflicts with Hamas in Gaza. Launching a direct attack on Iran would be a…

Read More

The New York Yankees are off to a strong start in the American League East, leading with a 12-4 record despite ace Gerrit Cole being sidelined. Young players like Anthony Volpe and Juan Soto have been standouts for the Yankees, helping to secure their top spot in the latest USA TODAY Sports power rankings. While the Yankees are dominating, other teams like the Los Angeles Dodgers, Atlanta Braves, and Baltimore Orioles are also performing well. Key players across the league, such as Colton Cowser, Orion Kerkering, and Josh Naylor, are making significant impacts for their respective teams. However, some teams…

Read More

As Bitcoin’s next halving event approaches, the cryptocurrency market is abuzz with anticipation. The event, estimated to occur in just one week or approximately 1,000 blocks, will see the subsidy reward for miners on the network drop from 6.25 BTC to 3.125 BTC per block. Bitcoin halvings occur automatically every 210,000 blocks, or roughly every four years. This will mark the fourth halving event in Bitcoin’s history, leading to a reduction in block subsidy inflation to 6.25 BTC. In preparation for the upcoming halving, Bitcoin mining difficulty has hit an all-time high, with the hash rate also reaching a new…

Read More

The Playdate: A Unique Handheld Gaming Device Making Waves in the Industry In February 2019, Firewatch publisher Panic teamed up with Teenage Engineering to unveil the Playdate, a handheld gaming device unlike any other. Boasting a unique crank and monochromatic screen, the Playdate captured the attention of gamers and tech enthusiasts alike. Pre-orders for the Playdate opened in July 2021, but production delays pushed the release date to April 2022. Despite the setbacks, the device finally hit the market with 4GB of flash storage and 24 free games included. The Playdate also allows users to sideload additional titles, expanding its…

Read More

South Carolina Women’s Basketball Team Advances to National Championship Game In a thrilling Final Four matchup, the South Carolina Gamecocks defeated NC State to secure their spot in the national championship game. Despite playing with a sore knee, Kamilla Cardoso had a dominant performance, scoring 22 points and grabbing 11 rebounds to lead her team to victory. This win marked South Carolina as the first team since UConn in 2016 to enter the women’s title game undefeated. The Gamecocks were determined to avenge their loss in the 2021 Final Four and complete their mission for a national championship. Cardoso’s strong…

Read More