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Nicer hotels offer safes in the room, so when you leave, you have no fear your valuables could ever be taken. The problem is, as this traveler shows, the safe in his room opens with the default password of just zeroes. That safe isn’t very safe. The video is going viral on Reddit.
Scientists have devised a new way to check someone’s fingerprints and tell within seconds whether they’ve used cocaine.
Led by the University of Surrey, the study was published in Clinical Chemistry. It is the first large-scale study of cocaine users, and could lead to a breakthrough in how Class A substances are detected.
The research, conducted in tandem with the Netherlands Forensic Institute, used something known as paper spray mass spectrometry. Fingerprint samples were detected on chromatography paper, which can separate substances, and then treated with chemicals to bring out the definition of the fingerprint and identify the individual.
When someone had taken cocaine, the fingerprint retained some key chemical indicators, benzoylecgonine and methylecgonine, even after the participants had washed their hands.
In the study, 239 fingerprint samples were used. Incredibly, the team had a 99 percent success rate in identifying cocaine use, with a 2.5 percent false-positive rate. Obviously that’s not perfect – but it’s pretty darn impressive.
During the study, it took about four minutes per sample to find out if the person had used cocaine or not. However, the team said this could be reduced dramatically in the future to make the test quick and efficient.
“This is a real breakthrough in our work to bring a real time, non-invasive drug-testing method to the market that will provide a definitive result in a matter of minutes – we are already working on a 30 second method,” Dr Melanie Bailey, one of the study’s co-authors, said in a statement.
The test is seen as being particularly good because it is hygienic, non-invasive, and it cannot be faked. The technology in the study could be used by police within a decade.
According to the National Statistics Office, about 2.7 million people aged 16 to 59 (one in 12 adults) took illicit drugs in 2015 and 2016 in England and Wales. More than 8,500 people (England) were admitted to the hospital with drug-related mental health and behavioral disorders, and there were 2,500 deaths (England and Wales) from drug misuse in 2015.
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Through the 1950s and 1960s, hotels and restaurants along (what was then called) Bombay’s Churchgate Street Extension (now known as Veer Nariman Road) thrummed with performances by jazz artistes. Whi
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YouTube, in its efforts to become a destination for original, high-quality video content, has enlisted John Avnet, the director well-known for movies like “Black Swan” and “Risky Business,” and Rodrigo Garcia, who made “In Treatment,” to head up Wigs and produce a series of scripted dramas. They’ve also enlisted a pretty impressive A-list Hollywood cast to star in the shows.
Each miniseries is titled with a woman’s name. “Serena,” for example, stars Jennifer Garner, a woman in love with her priest, played by Alfred Molina. Julia Stiles stars as a single mother in “Blue.” And so on. The laundry list of leading ladies (and gents) goes on.
I got a longer sneak peek at some of the shows last week with some reps for Wigs and can attest – they’re good. They feel like something you’d see on Showtime, not on YouTube.
The individual episodes will be around five to eight minutes, and will be posted to the Wigs YouTube page starting May 14.
The remains of around 1,500 people have been found from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 CE. Amongst the dead, there have been extremely poignant and touching images of families huddling together, and two men embracing as they died.
But now one image of a man preserved at Pompeii has gone viral over the weekend for a slightly lower-brow reason. People have been speculating that he was preserved in onefinal act of self-love, because, well, it really does look like that might be the case.
The image appears to show a man lying on his back and holding onto the crotch region of his body. It’s gone viral on Twitter, with people suggesting that the man saw his own death coming and rather than fleeing he decided to… well…
Whilst other people tried to give the guy a bit of dignity and suggest maybe he was just trying to protect his crotch fromsomething headed towards it.
People are mixed on whether he had his priorities in the right order, with some people sayingthat he should have used the time to seek out his loved ones, and others hypothesizingthat that’s precisely what he’d done.
Either way, people seem to agree that it’s not the most dignified death possible, and have been cracking jokes about the poor man all weekend.
We’ll probably never know what the man was really doing, but it’s perfectly possible the man was killed whilst masturbating, or that his body just fell like this naturally.
Theories on how Pompeii victims died suggest that many were killed instantly in a blast of hot gas, which they wouldn’t have seen coming. A study in 2001 looked at 80 skeletons taken from ash that had solidified and foundsigns that the victims close to the eruption would have been killed before they felt any pain.
“[There were no signs of a] voluntary self-protective reaction or agony contortions, indicating that their vital organs must have stopped within a shorter time than the conscious reaction time. The cloud was a mixture of hot gas and ash,” said Dr Alberto Incoronato of the University of Naples Federico II, as reported by the Telegraph.”It caused little damage in the town itself but killed these people instantly.”
Other victims were killed by falling debris in collapsed buildings, or possibly by suffocating in the ash. However, the lack of debris found around the “masturbating man” and the fact that he isn’t covering his face seems to suggest that he was one of the so-called lucky ones who died instantly, without ever seeing it coming.
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