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Friday November 1st, 2019 night edition

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New research says that construction workers are more likely to use cocaine and opioids than workers in other industries; they are the second most likely to use marijuana.

Researchers used the National Survey on Drug Use and Health to analyze a dataset of 293,492 adults, including 16,610 construction workers, from 2005-2014.

Participants answered questions about workplace drug policies and their personal use of cocaine, marijuana, and prescription opioids.

The research team found that construction workers reported the highest frequency of opioid misuse and cocaine use, and they reported the second highest frequency of marijuana use.

The researchers conclude that prevention and harm reduction programs are necessary to prevent drug-related risks and mortality amongst construction workers.

The researchers saw that construction workers who had unstable jobs or missed work were more likely to use drugs.

Construction trade and extraction workers: A population at high risk for drug use in the United States, 2015-2014. »

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China establishes $29B fund to wean itself off of US semiconductors

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China has established a new state-backed semiconductor fund, with the intent of advancing its domestic semiconductor initiatives and reducing its reliance on US technology.

China is the largest consumer of semiconductors in the world, and Bloomberg reports that China imports roughly $200B worth of American semiconductors annually.

The China Development Bank invested another 22 billion yuan, while the fund has also attracted monetary support from other "local governments and state-owned enterprises. »

Weird Object: Neutron Star PSR J1748-2446

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It’s also a star whose surface is not just solid, but harder than a diamond.

Its magnetic field sizzles a trillion times more intensely than our Sun’s.

When the collapsing star gets five times smaller, its inward-pulling surface gravity becomes 25 times fiercer. »