A recent ransomware attack on Ascension’s technology systems has severely disrupted operations at its hospitals, including Austin’s Ascension Seton Medical Center. Ascension, one of the largest health systems in the U.S., detected “unusual activity” on May 8, affecting electronic health records and systems for ordering tests, procedures, and medications. Staff have reverted to manual processes, […]

Ed Dwight, America’s first Black astronaut candidate, finally journeyed to space at the age of 90, flying with Jeff Bezos’ rocket company, Blue Origin. Dwight, an Air Force pilot championed by President John F. Kennedy as a NASA astronaut candidate, wasn’t selected for the 1963 class. On Sunday, Dwight experienced a few minutes of weightlessness […]

Ed Dwight, the United States’ first Black astronaut candidate, became the oldest person to go to space on Sunday as Blue Origin launched its New Shepard NS-25 spacecraft and completed its first human flight since 2022. The 90-year-old Dwight took his first trip to space more than 60 decades after President John F. Kennedy appointed […]

New York’s EBT system changes have been completed and the system is expected to become unavailable starting at 12:01 a.m. on Sunday, May 19 and will last until the late afternoon the same day. The outage will only affect EBT cardholders, which means they will not be able to access food or cash purchases/withdrawals. The […]

Boeing is gearing up for a pivotal moment with the first crewed launch of its Starliner space capsule, scheduled for late Monday evening from Cape Canaveral, Florida. This significant step comes after several setbacks, including previous test flight failures and design flaws. The Starliner’s journey has been marred by issues such as an incorrectly set […]

The U.S. government has announced that all new passenger vehicles will be required to include automatic emergency braking (AEB) systems as standard equipment within the next five years. This new regulation, described by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) as the most significant safety rule in two decades, aims to reduce the nearly 40,000 […]

The University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) has been granted $27 million to conduct a comprehensive study evaluating the necessity of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs) in heart failure patients. ICDs are devices used to prevent cardiac arrest by correcting deadly arrhythmias, yet current data show that only about 1% of these patients receive lifesaving shocks […]

That didn’t take long! On Thursday afternoon, the “Taylor Made” audio Drake posted last week was no longer available on his Instagram. This comes after, Tupac Shakur’s estate has sent a cease-and-desist letter to Drake over his use of an AI-generated imitation of Tupac’s voice in a new song, calling it “a blatant abuse of the legacy of […]

The U.S. Senate voted by a wide margin  in favor of legislation that would ban TikTok in the United States if its owner, the Chinese tech firm ByteDance, fails to divest the popular short video app over the next nine months to a year. Driven by widespread worries among U.S. lawmakers that China could access […]

Law enforcement agencies across 19 countries, coordinated by the UK’s Metropolitan Police and supported by Europol, have successfully dismantled a global phishing service known as LabHost. Established in 2021, LabHost facilitated cybercrime by offering phishing kits for a $249 monthly subscription, enabling hackers to create fraudulent websites to steal sensitive information such as email addresses, […]

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