Entries by Moumita Basuroychowdhury

Mexican Drug Cartel Issues Apology for Deaths of Kidnapped Americans

A Mexican drug cartel believed to be responsible for the kidnapping last week that ended in the deaths of two Americans and a Mexican woman in Matamoros, Mexico, has issued an apology letter. The cartel also handed over five of its members, believed to be the perpetrators, to local authorities.

Cara Delevingne Addresses Paparazzi Photos and Reveals She Is Four Months Sober

Cara Delevingne revealed that she checked herself into rehab late last year after a period of heavy substance abuse and deep inner turmoil. The reckless lifestyle led to her concerning paparazzi photos in September 2022.

Justice Department Files Lawsuit to Block JetBlue’s Acquisition of Spirit Airlines

The United States Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit to halt JetBlue’s $3.8 billion bid to acquire Spirit Airlines. It has been over 20 years since the government last intervened to prevent a merger between US airlines.

Scientists Name Fungus-Killing Compound After Keanu Reeves

Researchers from Germany’s Leibniz Institute have found a naturally occurring compound so effective at busting human and plant pathogenic fungi that they named it after actor Keanu Reeves.

Popular Sugar Substitute Linked to Increased Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

According to a study published in Nature Magazine on Monday, researchers have found links between erythritol, a common low-calorie sugar substitute, and an increased risk for cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke.

US Consumer Confidence Declines for Second Month Amid Recession Fears

Consumer confidence in the U.S. economy fell in February as rising interest rates and fears of a recession weighed on the minds of Americans, according to the latest survey data released by The Conference Board on Tuesday.

Scientists Discover New Layer Under Earth’s Crust

Researchers from Australian National University have found evidence of a hidden layer inside Earth’s inner core. The scientists found the layer, an iron-nickel alloy ball around 800 miles (1350 km) wide, by studying the reverberations of seismic waves from large earthquakes through the Earth.

Snapchat Launches AI Chatbot Powered by ChatGPT

Snapchat is launching its own artificial intelligence chatbot powered by OpenAI’s viral ChatGPT. The feature, called My AI, will be available to Snapchat Plus subscribers starting this week.

New Technology Helps Two Patients With Stroke Paralysis Regain Movement in Their Hands

According to a report in Nature Medicine, two stroke patients were able to regain the use of a paralyzed arm and hand after receiving electrical pulses to a specific area of their spinal cords.

More Than 950,000 Households Without Power After Winter Storm

A powerful winter storm is sweeping across the U.S. this week, pummeling areas from Southern California to Toronto with bitter cold and snowstorms. As of Thursday morning, around 995,000 households across the U.S. are without power, and more than 1,700 flights have been canceled.