How Ukraine Became a Laboratory for Western Weapons and Innovation on the Battlefield

CNN — Last fall, as Ukraine retook large swaths of territory in a series of counter-attacks, it bombarded Russian troops with US-made artillery and missiles. Leading some of that artillery was a homemade targeting system Ukraine had developed on the battlefield. A piece of Ukrainian-made software has turned readily available tablet computers and smartphones into … Read more

Biden administrator prepares to ask Congress to approve sale of F-16 jets to Turkey

Washington CNN — The Biden administration is preparing to ask Congress to approve the sale of 40 F-16 fighter jets to Turkey after more than a year of considering a Turkish request for the planes, congressional sources familiar with the deliberations told CNN. If approved, the sale would be one of the largest gun sales … Read more

CDC identifies potential safety issue with Pfizer’s updated Covid-19 vaccine, but says people still need a boost

CNN — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday that there is a potential safety issue with the bivalent Covid-19 vaccine made by Pfizer and BioNTech, but it is unlikely to pose a real risk. The agency said it continues to recommend people stay up-to-date with Covid-19 vaccines. The CDC said … Read more

Aging can be reversed in mice. Are humans next?

CNN — In labs in Boston, old, blind mice have regained their sight, developed smarter, younger brains, and built healthier muscle and kidney tissue. On the other hand, young mice have aged prematurely, with devastating effects on nearly every tissue in their bodies. The experiments show that aging is a reversible process, which can be … Read more

Pepsi changes its Zero Sugar recipe

New York CNN — Pepsi Zero Sugar will soon taste different. The sugar-free soda unveiled a new recipe that uses a “new sweetener system” that gives it a more “refreshing and bolder flavor profile” compared to the previous iteration, Pepsi announced Friday. Pepsi (PEP) hasn’t revealed what specifically changed in the formula, though the company … Read more

Boeing 737 Max 8 takes off from China for the first time since 2019

CNN — A Boeing 737 Max 8 took off in China on Friday, for the first time since the government grounded all 737 Max 8 aircraft in 2019, according to flight tracking website Flightradar24. In March 2019, China’s aviation authorities ordered the country’s airlines to ground all of their Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, citing … Read more

Shakira talks about women’s empowerment after a split in her new song with Argentine producer Bizarrap

Read a version of this article in Spanish here. CNN — Shakira is feeling stronger after a recent breakup. At least that’s what the Colombian singer says in her new song ‘Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53″, with Argentinian producer Bizarrap. The Grammy-winning singer begins the song by saying she doesn’t want to be disappointed again … Read more