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Cannabis may be the gateway out of drug addiction

New research has found that daily users of crystal methamphetamine who turned to cannabis to manage their cravings used the stimulant drug less, especially female users. The findings suggest a new harm-reduction strategy is needed for people who use illicit drugs.There are dissenting opinions among researchers about whether cannabis is a ‘gateway drug’ that leads people to use other, more dangerous drugs. New research by the University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada, examined whether using cannabis to manage cravings…

Paytm close to winning approval for investment in payments gateway arm

Paytm is close to winning the approval to invest in its key payments gateway arm, a decision that has been pending for two years and which would give the troubled fintech company some respite.The government grew more supportive of the investment after Paytm’s Chinese shareholder Ant Group Co. lowered its stake in the Indian firm, people familiar with the matter said, with one of the people saying the approval could come within days. A federal approval is needed because Ant’s stake in Paytm makes its outlay in the Paytm…

Lunar Gateway construction will tap UAE for new airlock

NASA is tapping the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to help with the ongoing construction of the Lunar Gateway. Set to act as an ever-moving station in orbit around our planet’s satellite, the UAE has now been tapped to design the airlock module on the Lunar Gateway.This move further solidifies the partnership between NASA and its international partners, including the AUE. The agency shared the news that the UAE will contribute to constructing the Crew and Science Airlock for Gateway earlier this week. This…

delhivery: Delhivery starts operations at largest logistics gateway facility in Bhiwandi

New-age logistics services provider Delhivery has operationalised its largest gateway in Bhiwandi, Maharashtra one of the biggest logistics hubs in the country, housing warehouses of Amazon, Flipkart, and Samsung.The new terminal consolidates Delhivery's existing operations in Bhiwandi and includes an automated hub, sortation, freight handling, and ecommerce returns operations. In the logistics industry, a gateway is the central point at which freight moving from one region to another is interchanged between transport…

Preparing the Gateway to the Moon

NASA’s Artemis II mission is advancing with the final preparations of the SLS rocket at Kennedy Space Center. The Orion stage adapter, a key component connecting Orion to the SLS, recently underwent a critical installation of its diaphragm at Marshall Space Flight Center. This adapter plays a vital role in ensuring safety during launch by preventing hydrogen gas accumulation. Credit: NASA/Sam LottNASA’s Artemis II mission progresses with final preparations of the SLS rocket. The Orion stage adapter, essential for…

Linko is a simple iPhone app puzzle and a gateway to relaxation

Our iPhones are often sources of stress. That’s where the deadlines, emails, and notifications relentlessly vying for our attention all live, right? But it doesn’t have to be that way. Enter Linko, a refreshing wave of calm in a vast ocean of digital distractions. I’m a big fan of simple, soothing puzzle games – I recommended I Love Hue and Teeny Tiny Town last month, which both have a similar vibe – and that’s because I think we should make the most of the ways our iPhones can genuinely calm us down, not just stress us…

Thermal Anomalies Detected in Ethiopia’s “Gateway to Hell”

By Lindsey Doermann, NASA Earth Observatory December 5, 2023 Satellite image of Erta Ale volcano in Ethiopia acquired on November 27, 2023, by the OLI (Operational Land Imager) on Landsat 8 Erta Ale, in the East African Rift, is Ethiopia’s most active volcano. The heat is always on at Erta Ale volcano in Ethiopia. In East Africa’s Danakil (or Afar) Depression, three tectonic plates are pulling apart from each other, allowing magma to rise to the surface and feed several active volcanoes. Erta Ale is located in this…

Groundbreaking Study Debunks E-Cigarettes As Smoking Gateway

A study by Queen Mary University of London indicates that e-cigarettes and other nicotine alternatives do not encourage smoking and may even compete with traditional cigarettes, hastening their decline. Comparing different countries, the study suggests a link between the rise of these alternatives and a decrease in smoking, but further research is needed for conclusive evidence.The most comprehensive study to date investigating whether e-cigarettes examining if e-cigarettes serve as a gateway into or out of smoking,…

Google unveils teen-friendly Bard – A secure gateway to AI exploration with educational features

Google is opening the doors for teenagers to engage with Bard, the AI chatbot, starting this Thursday. In a recent blog post, Google outlines the implementation of guardrails to ensure a secure and educational experience for young users. Bard will be accessible to teens in "most countries around the world," provided they meet Google's minimum age requirement to manage their own accounts, which is typically 13, with exceptions listed in a support document.Google's Commitment to Teen SafetyInitially available in English,…

Blue Protocol has the potential to be my gateway MMO

I’m not a big fan of MMOs. I find them much too grind-heavy and often find the gameplay of titles like World of Warcraft to somehow be both unnecessarily complex and boring at the same time. More traditional games in the genre fell out of favor throughout the 2010s, which is why Amazon’s concerted effort to corner the MMO market recently intrigues me. Has it found the secrets to creating a compelling modern MMO? That’s why I agreed to check out two Amazon MMOs at Summer Game Fest Play Days last month. While Throne…