Fiza Pirani

Fiza Pirani is a web producer and writer for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Latest from Fiza Pirani

Amazon is working on its first home robot, report says
 Amazon.com Inc. may be gearing up for its next big project: a home robot. » RELATED: Amazon in 2018: 6 things you should know about the e-commerce giant The rumor comes from a Bloomberg report published Monday in which sources familiar with the plan revealed that the company has started work on the domestic robot under...

Posted: a minute ago

Amazon.com Inc. may be gearing up for its next big project: a home robot. » RELATED: Amazon in 2018: 6 things you should know about the e-commerce giant The rumor comes from a Bloomberg report published Monday in which sources familiar with the plan revealed that the company has started work on the domestic robot under...
Mysterious holes spotted in Arctic sea ice stump NASA scientists
 NASA scientists are perplexed about what caused the ice holes spotted last week in the Arctic during an annual mission. According to NASA’s Earth Observatory, researchers noticed the mysterious holes on an April 14 flight above the eastern Beaufort Sea, north of Canada. The flight was part of an Operation IceBridge mission...

Posted: an hour ago

NASA scientists are perplexed about what caused the ice holes spotted last week in the Arctic during an annual mission. According to NASA’s Earth Observatory, researchers noticed the mysterious holes on an April 14 flight above the eastern Beaufort Sea, north of Canada. The flight was part of an Operation IceBridge mission...
Police wrestle black woman, expose her breasts at Alabama Waffle House, video shows
 A graphic video showing police officers wrestling a black 25-year-old Alabama woman before arresting her inside a Waffle House restaurant Sunday is making the rounds on social media, sparking outrage across the country. » RELATED: Waffle House shooting suspect’s weapons were seized last year after his arrest at...

Posted: 4 hours ago

A graphic video showing police officers wrestling a black 25-year-old Alabama woman before arresting her inside a Waffle House restaurant Sunday is making the rounds on social media, sparking outrage across the country. » RELATED: Waffle House shooting suspect’s weapons were seized last year after his arrest at...
Americans waste 150,000 tons of food (or one pound per person) every day
 Americans waste mass quantities of food every year — and healthy eaters waste the most. » RELATED: 14 stories to inspire you to go green in the kitchen and beyond That’s according to a new collaborative study released this week from the United States Department of Agriculture, the University of Vermont and...

Posted: 3 days ago

Americans waste mass quantities of food every year — and healthy eaters waste the most. » RELATED: 14 stories to inspire you to go green in the kitchen and beyond That’s according to a new collaborative study released this week from the United States Department of Agriculture, the University of Vermont and...
New drug could stop chronic migraines without side effects, study finds
 A group of researchers may have found a new treatment to successfully prevent migraines without an overload of common side effects of migraine medication, such as fatigue, racing heartbeat or nausea. » RELATED: Is the weather giving you headaches? How to beat those weather pains The drug erenumab works against migraines...

Posted: 3 days ago

A group of researchers may have found a new treatment to successfully prevent migraines without an overload of common side effects of migraine medication, such as fatigue, racing heartbeat or nausea. » RELATED: Is the weather giving you headaches? How to beat those weather pains The drug erenumab works against migraines...
Atlanta’s Ritz-Carlton to debut new ‘reimagined’ modern guest rooms
 The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta is getting a bit of a makeover this year. The hotel announced “a full guestroom reimagination” inspired by the capital city, “the Hollywood of the South.”  » RELATED: After today, the Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead is no more “Atlanta is our muse, and the hotel...

Posted: 3 days ago

The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta is getting a bit of a makeover this year. The hotel announced “a full guestroom reimagination” inspired by the capital city, “the Hollywood of the South.”  » RELATED: After today, the Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead is no more “Atlanta is our muse, and the hotel...
Lyrid meteor shower to dazzle this weekend: When, where and how to watch
 The annual Lyrid meteor shower, named after the constellation Lyra, is just around the corner and expected to peak on April 22. It’s the second meteor shower of 2018. » RELATED: Mark your calendar for these 2018 meteor showers The Lyrid meteors are named after their radiant, defined as the point in the sky from which...

Posted: 4 days ago

The annual Lyrid meteor shower, named after the constellation Lyra, is just around the corner and expected to peak on April 22. It’s the second meteor shower of 2018. » RELATED: Mark your calendar for these 2018 meteor showers The Lyrid meteors are named after their radiant, defined as the point in the sky from which...
Work at a desk all day? Sitting too long linked to thinning of brain region critical for memory, study suggests
 Long periods of sitting have been linked to a variety of health issues, including higher risk of heart disease, diabetes, muscle wasting and premature death. » RELATED: Work at a desk all day? Sitting too long can lead to early death, study says Now, researchers from the University of California-Los Angeles’ Semel...

Posted: 4 days ago

Long periods of sitting have been linked to a variety of health issues, including higher risk of heart disease, diabetes, muscle wasting and premature death. » RELATED: Work at a desk all day? Sitting too long can lead to early death, study says Now, researchers from the University of California-Los Angeles’ Semel...
This Georgia city was named one of the best in the US to start a business
 Need a place to launch your start-up dreams? You may want to head an hour south of Atlanta. » RELATED: Gigantic indoor water park in LaGrange opening soon The city of LaGrange in Troup County was recently recognized as one of the top small cities in the country to start a business by personal finance site WalletHub. For...

Posted: 5 days ago

Need a place to launch your start-up dreams? You may want to head an hour south of Atlanta. » RELATED: Gigantic indoor water park in LaGrange opening soon The city of LaGrange in Troup County was recently recognized as one of the top small cities in the country to start a business by personal finance site WalletHub. For...
Is the world ending on April 23? No, but here’s what that Planet X conspiracy is all about
 No, the world isn’t ending this month. The infamous Planet X apocalypse theory is making headlines again after Christian numerologist and self-published author David Meade revealed to tabloids that the fictional planet also known as Nibiru will appear on April 23, marking the beginning of the biblical rapture. » RELATED: ...

Posted: 5 days ago

No, the world isn’t ending this month. The infamous Planet X apocalypse theory is making headlines again after Christian numerologist and self-published author David Meade revealed to tabloids that the fictional planet also known as Nibiru will appear on April 23, marking the beginning of the biblical rapture. » RELATED: ...
More than 3,300 Android apps are improperly tracking kids, study finds
 Thousands of family-friendly apps from the Google Play Store are potentially violating federal law, according to a new large-scale study from North American and European universities and organizations. » RELATED: How to keep your kids safe on social media The research, recently published in the journal Proceedings on Privacy Enhancing...

Posted: 7 days ago

Thousands of family-friendly apps from the Google Play Store are potentially violating federal law, according to a new large-scale study from North American and European universities and organizations. » RELATED: How to keep your kids safe on social media The research, recently published in the journal Proceedings on Privacy Enhancing...