ReHacked #67: Schizophrenia linked to marijuana use disorder, The easiest way to identify birds by sound, Google now shows why it ranked a specific search result and more

The proportion of schizophrenia cases linked with problematic use of marijuana has increased over the past 25 years, according to a new study from Denmark.

ReHacked #67: Schizophrenia linked to marijuana use disorder, The easiest way to identify birds by sound, Google now shows why it ranked a specific search result and more
NASA has picked SpaceX's heavy-lift Falcon Heavy rocket to launch the Europa Clipper mission to Jupiter's icy moon. (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

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Schizophrenia linked to marijuana use disorder is on the rise, study finds #health

The proportion of schizophrenia cases linked with problematic use of marijuana has increased over the past 25 years, according to a new study from Denmark.

In 1995, 2% of schizophrenia diagnoses in the country were associated with cannabis use disorder. In 2000, it increased to around 4%. Since 2010, that figure increased to 8%, the study found.

"I think it is highly important to use both our study and other studies to highlight and emphasize that cannabis use is not harmless," said Carsten Hjorthøj, an associate professor at the Copenhagen Research Center for Mental Health and an author of the study published in the medical journal JAMA Psychiatry

Twitter tests Reddit-style upvote and downvote buttons #internet #socialnetworks

Twitter will test the use of Reddit-like upvote and downvote buttons as a way to better highlight the more interesting and relevant replies in a longer conversation thread. The company announced this afternoon it would begin what it’s calling a “small research experiment” that will add upvote and downvote buttons to replies, or even replace the “Like” button entirely. In some cases, the upvote and downvote buttons may be up arrows and down arrows, while in other cases they may be thumbs up and thumbs down buttons.

BirdNET – The easiest way to identify birds by sound. #nature

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Chemnitz University of Technology are trying to find an answer to this question. Our research is mainly focused on the detection and classification of avian sounds using machine learning – we want to assist experts and citizen scientist in their work of monitoring and protecting our birds. BirdNET is a research platform that aims at recognizing birds by sound at scale.

Mark Zuckerberg is betting Facebook’s future on the metaverse #interent #socialnetworks #futurism

As June came to an end, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told his employees about an ambitious new initiative. The future of the company would go far beyond its current project of building a set of connected social apps and some hardware to support them. Instead, he said, Facebook would strive to build a maximalist, interconnected set of experiences straight out of sci-fi — a world known as the metaverse.

Google now shows why it ranked a specific search result #internet

Google can now list several of the factors or reasons why it ranked a specific search result in its search results listings, the company announced. This feature is an expansion to the about this result box that launched in February 2021.

Google Search can show the terms it matched on the web page and your query, including the terms that were related but not direct matches. Google also lists if links from other websites influenced the ranking, if the results had related images, if there were geographical reasons for the result ranking and more. In fact, Google said there are several factors this section can disclose when it comes to why Google ranked a specific page in its search results.

Judges reject Viasat’s plea to stop SpaceX Starlink satellite launches #technology #space #copyrights

SpaceX can keep launching broadband satellites despite a lawsuit filed by Viasat, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.

Viasat sued the Federal Communications Commission in May and asked judges for a stay that would halt SpaceX's ongoing launches of low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites that power Starlink Internet service. To get a stay, Viasat had to show that it is likely to win its lawsuit alleging that the FCC improperly approved the satellite launches.

A three-judge panel at the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit was not persuaded, saying in a short order that "Viasat has not satisfied the stringent requirements for a stay pending court review." The judges did grant a motion to expedite the appeal, however, so the case should move faster than normal.

#privacy #internet

Archaeologists find ancient Egyptian warship sunk near Alexandria #history

Twenty-four hundred years ago, Heraklion was ancient Egypt’s largest port on the Mediterranean Sea. Today, the ancient city lies submerged beneath Abu Qir Bay, a few kilometers off the coast of Alexandria. Archaeologists recently discovered the wreck of a warship from the city’s final years buried in the seabed for 2,100 years beneath five meters of clay and crumbled pieces of an ancient temple to the Egyptian god Amun.

How Empty Storefronts Are Killing Our Neighbourhoods #economy

Cognitive deficits in people who have recovered from COVID-19 - EClinicalMedicine #health

People who had recovered from COVID-19, including those no longer reporting symptoms, exhibited significant cognitive deficits versus controls when controlling for age, gender, education level, income, racial-ethnic group, pre-existing medical disorders, tiredness, depression and anxiety. The deficits were of substantial effect size for people who had been hospitalised (N = 192), but also for non-hospitalised cases who had biological confirmation of COVID-19 infection (N = 326). Analysing markers of premorbid intelligence did not support these differences being present prior to infection. Finer grained analysis of performance across sub-tests supported the hypothesis that COVID-19 has a multi-domain impact on human cognition.

Is It Possible To Make IoT Devices Private? Amazon Echo Dot Does Not Wipe Personal Content After Factory Reset #privacy

Internet of Things (IoT) devices that record copious details of the daily lives of users raise natural privacy concerns. Manufacturers include measures meant to address these concerns, such as the option of a history-clearing factory reset. But the consumer must trust that these privacy and safety measures work as advertised. It would appear that in the case of at least one high-profile smart speaker, that trust would be misplaced.

A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket will launch NASA's Europa Clipper mission to icy Jupiter moon #space

If all goes according to plan, Clipper will lift off in October 2024 from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida and arrive in orbit around Jupiter in April 2030. The probe will then study Europa in depth during nearly 50 close flybys of the moon over the course of about four Earth years, mission team members have said.

Schools opened, suicide attempts in girls skyrocketed. #health #psychology

Here’s the snag: the rate of suicide attempts appears to have been inversely related to school closures. That is, when schools closed, suspected suicide attempts actually decreased. When schools reopened, suspected suicide attempts skyrocketed in lockstep.

Anna Kiesenhofer: Mathematician, amateur cyclist, Olympic champion #sports

As an amateur rider, Anna Kiesenhofer’s Olympics victory might have been a surprise, but she was not a rider to be underestimated.

In an extraordinary comeback story, the winner of the road race at the Tokyo Olympics left the sport at the end of 2017 when she found herself out of contract. She came into Tokyo without a pro team and left as Olympic Champion.

The 30-year-old began her cycling career in 2014 after sustaining running injuries that prevented her from continuing her pursuits of triathlon and duathlon. She later joined a Catalan amateur team based near Girona and went on to win the Spanish National Cup overall in 2016.

16 of 30 Google results contain SQL injection vulnerabilities #programming #security

Rumbling meteor lights up Norway; part of it may have landed near Oslo #nature

An "unusually large meteor" briefly lit up southern Norway on Sunday, creating a spectacular sound and light display as it rumbled across the sky, and a bit of it may have hit Earth, possibly not far from the capital, Oslo, experts said.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

Reports of sightings started arriving around 1 a.m. with the phenomena being seen as far north as Trondheim.

Tomato fruits send electrical warnings to the rest of the plant when attacked by insects #science #nature

Tomato fruits inform the mother plant when they are being eaten by caterpillars, shows a new study. Little is known about whether a fruit can communicate with the plant to which it’s attached, which could be important for warning the plant of threats. This early evidence shows that pest attacks do trigger defensive electrical and biochemical responses across the plant. This could provide more effective monitoring strategies for detecting agricultural pests in the future.

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