Author: Adrian Garrett

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Harvard Scientists and Google Experts Create Detailed Wiring Diagram of Human Brain In a groundbreaking study, scientists at Harvard University, in collaboration with experts at Google, have reconstructed a wiring diagram of a piece of the human brain in unprecedented detail. The research focused on a small piece of healthy brain tissue taken from a 45-year-old woman during epilepsy surgery. The sample revealed over 57,000 individual cells, 150 million neural connections, and 23 centimeters of blood vessels. Using electron microscope images and a machine learning algorithm, the researchers were able to trace the paths of neurons and other cells in…

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Harvey Weinstein, the disgraced former Hollywood producer, will remain locked up in New York as the court decides whether he will serve time in a city jail or be extradited to California. Weinstein did not agree to California’s extradition request and will stay in Rikers Island jail for the time being. California has been given 90 days to produce a warrant signed by the governor for his extradition. A judge has scheduled Weinstein’s next appearance regarding the extradition question for August 7. Weinstein had received a 16-year sentence in California in 2023 for rape, which was put on hold while…

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Roblox, a popular video-gaming platform, recently announced that it has cut its annual bookings forecast due to decreased spending within the platform. The company’s shares fell more than 20% in trading on Thursday as a result. This news comes amidst challenges faced by the gaming industry, including layoffs and studio closures. Electronic Arts also recently gave a weak revenue forecast, indicating a broader trend in the industry. Roblox now expects full-year bookings to be between $4 billion and $4.10 billion, down from previous forecasts. The second-quarter bookings forecast was also below estimates. The company attributed the lower forecast to a…

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average continued its winning streak on April 9, 2024, trading higher for the sixth consecutive day. However, the S&P 500 dropped by 0.1% and the Nasdaq Composite pulled back by 0.3%. Uber shares took a hit, falling by 9.1% after the company reported a net loss and weaker-than-expected bookings revenue. Additionally, Intel lost more than 2.8% after lowering its second-quarter revenue guidance. Tesla also saw a decrease in its shares, dipping over 1.5% amid a probe into possible wire fraud related to its Autopilot systems. The tech sector as a whole is facing challenges with valuation…

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Apple has recently released new models of its iPad Pro and iPad Air, equipped with the latest technology and more efficient chips. Despite these upgrades, however, users may be disappointed to find that the battery life remains the same as previous models. The iPad Pro now features an M4 chip built on second-generation 3-nanometer technology, with six efficiency cores compared to the M2 chip. Additionally, the iPad Pro boasts a more efficient OLED display. Surprisingly, neither the new chip nor the display has resulted in a longer battery life for the devices. The 11-inch iPad Pro comes with a 31.29-watt-hour…

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Investors are eagerly awaiting a busy day on Tuesday, May 7th, as Yahoo Finance anchors Josh Lipton and Julie Hyman provide a preview of what to expect in the financial world. One of the highlights of the day will be the second quarter earnings announcement from Disney. Analysts are predicting positive results, with a particular focus on the performance of Disney’s parks and streaming services. Another key report to watch out for is from Uber competitor Lyft, as they release their first quarter results. Investors will be keeping a close eye on the company’s active rider growth to gauge its…

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On May 7, 1824, Ludwig van Beethoven made history by conducting the world premiere of his Ninth Symphony at the Theater am Kärntnertor in Vienna. At the age of 53, Beethoven was already deaf, adding an extra layer of poignancy to the event. This performance marked the completion of his final symphony. Despite his deafness, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony was a resounding success, with approximately 1,800 people in attendance. However, one particularly memorable moment occurred during the second movement. Beethoven, unable to hear the enthusiastic applause of the audience, stood with his back turned to them. It was only when a…

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Meta, the parent company of popular social media platforms Facebook, Instagram, and Whatsapp, has recently come under fire for the introduction of AI that cannot be turned off. Wired has reported that explicit ads for AI “girlfriends” are appearing on these platforms, with at least 29,000 such ads found, featuring sex-related messaging. These ads have been found to violate Meta’s own adult content advertising policy, leading to discrimination against sex workers, sex educators, LGBTQ users, and erotic artists on the platforms. Meanwhile, Meta has allegedly rejected ads for sex toys and period care products while allowing these NSFW AI ads…

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Terique Owens, the son of Hall of Fame receiver Terrell Owens, is following in his father’s footsteps by signing on as an undrafted free agent with the San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers General Manager John Lynch was impressed by Terique’s performance at a local pro day, where he showcased his skills that reminded Lynch of Terrell Owens’ playing style. Terique’s journey to the NFL began at Florida Atlantic before transferring to Missouri State, where he made a significant impact with 528 receiving yards on 28 catches in 2023. His talent on the field and resemblance to his father were enough…

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The San Francisco 49ers made a strategic move in the NFL Draft by selecting Florida receiver Ricky Pearsall with the 31st pick in the first round. With the 63rd pick looming in the second round on Friday evening, fans are eager to see who the team will target next. Despite already adding Pearsall to their roster, four potential prospects that were projected to go in the first round are still available. This leaves the door open for the 49ers to potentially snag a top-tier player in the second round. As the draft progresses through rounds 2-7, the 49ers have a…

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