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Saturday August 18th, 2018 night edition

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Mixing vodka and Red Bull is a popular concoction for those trying to stay alert while drinking.

However, a new study published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research suggests this potent mix compounds the effects of heavy drinking, and increases the “risk of fighting, violence, and participation in risky behaviors.”’.

In other words, Red Bull vodkas turn people into belligerent bros.

Working with researchers from the Federal University of Santa Maria in Brazil, Parker tested how alcohol and taurine —the key energy-giving ingredient in drinks like Red Bull— altered the behavior of 192 zebrafish.

The fish were divided into different shoals, and exposed to either just water, taurine and alcohol separately, or taurine and alcohol together.

The behavior of each group was analyzed at different time intervals for a period of one hour.

“However, in higher doses, this low inhibition can cause problems with fighting or risky behavior.”. »

World's smallest transistor switches current with a single atom in solid state

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This quantum electronics component switches electrical current by controlled repositioning of a single atom, now also in the solid state in a gel electrolyte.

The single-atom transistor works at room temperature and consumes very little energy, which opens up entirely new perspectives for information technology.

The single-atom transistor that works in a gel electrolyte reaches the limit of miniaturization. »

A $1 billion telescope that will take pictures 10 times sharper than Hubble's is now officially under construction

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But new measurements by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope reveal that the largest storm in our solar system has downsized significantly.

One estimate suggests the images will be up to 10 times more resolute than those of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.

NOW WATCH: Engineers are building a $1 billion telescope that will produce space images 10X sharper than Hubble. »

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones accused of destroying evidence in school massacre lawsuit

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Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones was accused in court filings Friday of destroying evidence relevant to the case of families from Sandy Hook Elementary School, who are suing him for claiming the massacre was a hoax.

That followed Twitter saying earlier this week that it was temporarily suspending Mr. Jones for violating company rules about inciting violence.

A similar defamation lawsuit against Mr. Jones has also been filed in Connecticut. »

Trump: Let 'good and bad' voices speak on social media

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“Speaking loudly and clearly for the Trump Administration, we won’t let that happen.

They are closing down the opinions of many people on the RIGHT, while at the same time doing nothing to others.”.

Both platforms were recently scrutinized over the decision to suspend Alex Jones, a controversial right-wing host, over “hate speech.”. »