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Sunday January 5th, 2020 night edition

image for Meth use up sixfold, fentanyl use quadrupled in U.S. in last 6 years

On top of soaring rates of use of meth and fentanyl individually, researchers say their analysis revealed the drugs are being used together in potentially lethal ways.

Jan. 3 -- A study of over 1 million urine drug tests from across the United States shows soaring rates of use of methamphetamines and fentanyl, often used together in potentially lethal ways.

The drug test results came primarily from clinics dealing with primary care, pain management or substance abuse disorders.

Similarly, the percentage of drug urine tests coming back positive for the highly potent -- and sometimes fatal -- opioid fentanyl have more than quadrupled since 2013, the study found.

And, too often, fentanyl is being taken in combination with meth or other illicit drugs.

One doctor on the front lines of the epidemic of drug abuse and overdose said the statistics are cause for alarm.

In some cases, psychotic symptoms can persist for months or even years after people have stopped using," he said. »

Dads want to be equal parents

Authored by mother.ly

Research indicates that today's dads are more involved than ever before (👏👏👏) and it's changing the way kids see the world, and see themselves.

Today's dads are going great, but society could make it easier for them to be the dads they want to be.

Back in 1982, a whopping 43% of fathers admitted they'd never changed a diaper. »

Thousands chant 'death to America' at funeral of Iran's top general Qassem Soleimani

Authored by independent.ie

Thousands of mourners have marched in a funeral procession through Baghdad for Iran's top general and Iraqi militant leaders, who were killed in a US air strike, chanting "Death to America".

Thousands chant 'death to America' at funeral of Iran's top general Qassem Soleimani.

His administration says Soleimani was plotting a series of attacks that endangered American troops and officials, without providing evidence. »

Leaked GPU Specs Suggest Xbox Series X Substantially More Powerful Than PS5

Authored by extremetech.com

If this rumor proves true — always something to keep in mind — the Xbox Series X will launch packing the equivalent of a high-end PC GPU.

That would give the Xbox Series X 3,584 GPU cores compared to 5,120 for Navi 20, or about 70 percent as many.

On the other hand, if this points to an upper-end Xbox Series X, it means that version of the console is going to pack high-end* PC-equivalent performance. »

Australia Will Lose to Climate Change

Authored by theatlantic.com

Meeting such a goal will require a revolution in the global energy system—and, above all, a rapid abandonment of coal burning.

Though polls report that most Australians are concerned about climate change, the country’s government has so far been unable to pass pretty much any climate policy.

Perhaps more than any other wealthy nation on Earth, Australia is at risk from the dangers of climate change. »