Author: John Spears

"Infuriatingly humble tv expert. Friendly student. Travel fanatic. Bacon fan. Unable to type with boxing gloves on."

Apple is shaking up its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) this year by forgoing the traditional in-person event in favor of a special gathering at its Apple Park headquarters in Cupertino, California. The tech giant will be inviting a select group of developers and students to attend the exclusive event, which will feature a keynote viewing party, new programming, meetings with Apple experts, and other exciting activities. To kick off the event, there will be a reception at Apple’s Infinite Loop campus on June 9 for attendees to pick up their badges early. The attendees will be chosen through a…

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Two football experts, Jason Fitz and Nate Tice, recently hosted a live first-round mock draft on the popular podcast Zero Blitz. In addition to breaking down potential draft picks, the duo also reacted to recent NFL news, including rule changes and the Tennessee Titans’ acquisition of cornerback L’Jarius Sneed. One of the highlights of the episode was the contentious mock draft picks, with some surprising selections such as Rome Odunze going to the Chicago Bears and Bo Nix landing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Fans can watch the episode in its entirety on YouTube for more insights and analysis. In…

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A Strong Geomagnetic Storm Triggers Colorful Aurora Displays On March 22 at 9:45 p.m. EDT, a powerful X-class solar flare erupted from the sun, leading to a coronal mass ejection (CME) hitting Earth on March 24 at 10:37 a.m. EDT. This impact sparked a severe G4-class geomagnetic storm, the strongest since 2017, according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Geomagnetic storms are disturbances caused by large expulsions of plasma and magnetic fields from the sun’s atmosphere, ranging from G1-G5 in severity. NOAA issued a geomagnetic storm alert on March 24, potentially allowing for visibility of the northern…

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True Crime Fans Anticipate Release of Quiet on Set Episode 5 True crime enthusiasts are eagerly awaiting the release of Quiet on Set Episode 5, following the success of Quiet on Set: The Dark Side of TV which focused on the troubling allegations surrounding the Nickelodeon empire built by Dan Schneider. The documentary delves into allegations of bullying, sexism, and racism within the industry, and features former child star Drake Bell speaking out about his experience as a victim in a 2004 child abuse case involving former dialogue coach Brian Peck. Although the series currently consists of four episodes, rumors…

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SpaceX’s Dragon Cargo Spacecraft Successfully Docks with the International Space Station In an impressive display of precision and technology, SpaceX’s Dragon cargo spacecraft successfully docked with the International Space Station after a day and a half of orbital chasing. The uncrewed spacecraft, known as CRS-30, launched from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida on March 21st. With the help of NASA astronauts Laurel O’Hara and Mike Barratt, the spacecraft autonomously docked to the zenith port of the station’s Harmony module. The cargo breakdown for this mission includes crew supplies, science investigations, spacewalk equipment, vehicle hardware, and computer resources. Dragon…

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The early arrival of allergy season in the United States has left more than 80 million Americans struggling with symptoms such as itchy eyes and runny noses, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. Pollen counts have spiked earlier than usual this year, with tree pollen already reaching moderate levels by mid-February. Experts believe that the length and intensity of allergy seasons may be linked to climate change, a concerning trend for allergy sufferers across the country. The top five most challenging cities for allergy sufferers this year include Wichita, Kansas; Virginia Beach, Virginia; Greenville, South Carolina; Dallas;…

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Dr. Mike Curtis, a Liverpool High School, ESF, and Upstate Medical graduate, has made waves in the medical field as the CEO of eGenesis, a biotechnology company responsible for a groundbreaking achievement. The company recently provided the first pig kidney transplanted into a living human, offering hope to thousands of patients on the kidney transplant waitlist. This monumental accomplishment is the result of years of research in organ reduction technology, genome engineering, cloning, and immune suppression. The breakthrough represents a major step forward in addressing the critical shortage of human organs for those in need of transplants. Dr. Curtis and…

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Indonesian Rescuers Save 69 Rohingya Migrants Adrift Off Aceh Coast In a dramatic rescue operation, Indonesian authorities found 69 Rohingya migrants stranded on a rusty hull off the coast of Aceh. The survivors, including nine children, 18 women, and 42 men, were severely sunburnt and dehydrated after being adrift for over a day. Tragically, around 80 others are feared dead after being swept away at sea. One survivor shared that some in the group had been at sea for a month on a wooden boat before being rescued. The situation turned dire when a local fishing vessel, which had initially…

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The San Francisco Giants made a splash in the MLB offseason by signing former Cy Young winner Blake Snell to a lucrative two-year, $62 million deal. This move marks the end of Snell’s three-season tenure with the San Diego Padres and adds a potent arm to the Giants’ rotation just days before the start of the regular season. Snell, who had attracted interest from teams like the Houston Astros, New York Yankees, and Los Angeles Angels, ultimately chose the Giants and will have the option to opt out of his contract after one season. The left-hander is coming off a…

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Alex Garland’s upcoming film “Civil War” is already causing a stir as it hits close to home in the midst of what many are calling an “anxious” election year. The Associated Press and Deadline media outlets have drawn parallels between the movie and the 2024 election between President Biden and presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump, adding to the buzz surrounding the highly anticipated release. The trailer for “Civil War” paints a chilling picture of a near-future America teetering on the edge of a modern civil war following the secession of 19 states. The storyline follows a war journalist’s harrowing journey…

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