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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

For years, discussions about America's substance-abuse crisis have focused almost exclusively on the narrative that it is white, middle-age adults who face the greatest risk of dying from drug overdoses, alcoholic liver disease and suicide. But after roughly a decade, researchers at UCLA and elsewhere have begun to dismantle this idea. In a study published recently in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, authors found that deaths of despair rates for middle-age Black and Native Americans have surged past those of white Americans as the overdose crisis moves from being driven by prescription opioids to illegal drugs such as fentanyl and heroin. While the opioid crisis did raise drug overdose deaths among white Americans for a time, it was an anomaly,

Monday, May 20, 2024

Trump Media & Technology Group lost more than $300 million during the first quarter and generated very little revenue, the owner of Truth Social announced in a press release Monday. The results will raise additional questions about the multi-billion dollar valuation on the newly public company, which is majority owned by former President Donald Trump. Trump Media (DJT) reported a loss of $327.6 million during the first three months of the year, compared with a loss of $210,300 a year earlier. In April, the conservative-friendly social network experienced a 19% year-over-year drop in average daily active US users on iOS and Android to just 113,000, according to market research firm Similarweb. Rival X (formerly known as Twitter) had more than 34 million users on iOS and Android, while Instagram's Threads had 3.5 million. read more

Thursday, May 16, 2024

The House Oversight Committee had a specific plan for this morning. The Republican-led panel, chaired by Republican Rep. James Comer, was poised to advance a resolution holding Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt of Congress. The measure lacked merit, and it appeared to be little more than a stunt, but GOP members were nevertheless eager to advance the resolution, scratch a partisan itch, and provide fresh fodder for conservative media outlets. There was just one problem: The Oversight Committee apparently couldn't pass the resolution because too many of the panel's Republican members had something else to do read more

Trump Media and Technology Group will miss a deadline to file a required Securities and Exchange Commission form, according to a Wednesday filing from the company ... read more

Thursday, May 09, 2024

Researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) have developed a high-performance, hybrid sodium-ion battery that charges rapidly and offers impressive energy density. read more


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