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Teens who use joints, bongs, concentrates more likely to keep using pot

Teens who use joints, bongs, concentrates more likely to keep using pot

Health
Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Teens who smoke cannabis with joints or bongs, or who use some pot concentrates, are six times more likely to continue using the drug than those who consume it via other methods, a new analysis suggests. In results published Friday by JAMA Network Open, researchers found in a survey of nearly 3,000 teens, the highest percentage -- approximately 6 percent -- reported prior use of "combustible cannabis," while less than 1 percent said they had "vaped" the substance. Teens who said they smoked marijuana in a joint or bong were found to be at higher risk for still smoking six and 12-months later, the authors found. Researchers write in the study that, for cannabis control and efforts to keep it out of the hands of teens, officials should consider targeting pot products that ...
Aeolus: Weather forecasts start using space laser data

Aeolus: Weather forecasts start using space laser data

Science
Europe's novel wind-measuring satellite, Aeolus, has reached a key milestone in its mission.The space laser's data is now being used in operational weather forecasts.Aeolus monitors the wind by firing an ultraviolet beam down into the atmosphere and catching the light's reflection as it scatters off molecules and particles carried along in the air.The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts says the information is now robust enough for routine use.The Reading, UK-based organisation is ingesting the data into its numerical models that look from one to several days ahead.Forecast improvements are most apparent for the tropics and the Southern Hemisphere.Meteorologists are constantly trying to increase their skill level; ...
How political parties are using GIFs to boost their campaigns

How political parties are using GIFs to boost their campaigns

Technology
Here's a question. What's performed really well online for the SNP this year?It's not an incendiary tweet or an aggressive video, or any of the sort of things normally associated with political success online. No - it's a GIF of Nicola Sturgeon raising her eyebrows. Since this second-long moving image was created by the party in February, it's had more than 1.4 million views - more than 30,000 times the SNP's most popular video on YouTube.This isn't a fluke, but a triumph of digital strategy. Advertisement Since 2016, the SNP has been creating content for use inside mobile apps. The Nicola Sturgeon GIF is just one of 408 items it has uploaded to its channel on GIF database Giphy. More from General El...
This Dhanteras, you can buy gold online using ETMONEY’s GoldDeposit

This Dhanteras, you can buy gold online using ETMONEY’s GoldDeposit

Finance
We Indians love shopping for gold, especially for special occasions. This fervour for accumulating gold touches new highs annually on Dhanteras, the first day of Diwali, which is considered auspicious to buy gold as it offers good fortunes, eternal wealth, and is symbolic of Goddess Lakshmi. Drawbacks of physical gold With today being Dhanteras, millions of Indian consumers and jewellers are gearing up to exchange tonnes of gold. While smart, new-age Indians are looking beyond the traditional way to buy gold in the form of jewellery. This is because while physical gold offers the opportunity of look and feel of the metal, acquiring it involves unnecessary additional costs like making charges, annual locker fees, insurance, and not to mention the buyers' stress while transporting the metal....
The Lib Dems are using data to profile every voter in UK – and give you a score

The Lib Dems are using data to profile every voter in UK – and give you a score

Technology
The Liberal Democrats are profiling every voter in the country by rating their political preferences, Sky News can reveal.This includes which party they will vote for in the next election and whether they are a Remainer or Leaver. The percentage ratings - there are at least 42 in total, although the identity of only 37 are known - estimate whether someone voted Leave or Remain in the 2016 EU referendum and predict how they would vote if there was a second poll in 2019.Other scored characteristics include "Likelihood of being a Labour voter in 2019", "Likelihood of being a core Lib Dem" and "Net difference in likelihood of voting for the Conservative or Brexit Party in 2019".The system, which uses a sophisticated computer model to generate the scores, also assesses personal outlooks, giving...