UK top for online drug sales in Europe

UK-based dealers in illegal drugs earn more money online than any of their European rivals, research suggests, while US dealers had a 36% share worldwide and took home $5m (£3.8m).
In January, British dealers made $2.2m (£1.7m), 16% of the online market.
Commissioned by the Netherlands government, research company Rand Europe trawled the eight largest drug marketplaces on the dark web.
These online sites can be accessed only using a specialised web browser.

They do not show up in mainstream search engine results.
Rand Europe found the number of drug deals taking place on the dark web had tripled since 2013, when
Online drug market share in January
  • United States - 35.9%
  • United Kingdom - 16.1%
  • Australia - 10.6%
  • Germany - 8.4%
  • Netherlands - 7.8%

Rand acknowledged that it faced difficulties collecting some of its data, due to the secretive nature of the online drug trade.
However, it suggested that a noticias del mundo  of deals were between buyers and sellers on the same continent, which it attributed to the popularity of locally grown cannabis.
Cannabis was the most popular item on the underground websites, accounting for a third of transactions.

Bought on the dark web in January
  • Cannabis - 33%
  • Prescription medication - 19%
  • Stimulants - 18%
  • Ecstasy-type drugs - 12%
  • Psychedelics - 11%

The researchers noted that online transactions were dominated by "drugs typically associated with recreational or 'party' use" - such as cannabis and ecstasy.
Offline, heroin is thought to account for 28% of the total European drugs retail market.
Rand said: "A possible explanation for these differences between online and offline markets may be that crypto-market purchases typically require an element of planning, which may not suit the daily use of dependent users of, for instance, heroin."

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India arrives on Mars ?

After the failure of the Chinese attempt in 2011 , the country aims to be the first Asian to explore the red planet. They will use a satellite of 1.3 tons, with a total investment of $ s72.000.000

India began on Sunday the official countdown of his most ambitious space project : a trip to the "Red Planet" . It is scheduled for next Tuesday , and is launching a probe developed in a few months , on a shoestring budget .



After the failure in 2011 of China's first Mars mission , his great rival , India wants to enroll in interplanetary exploration history as the first Asian country to reach the red planet more than 200 million km from Earth.

Notably, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA ) will also launch the U.S. November 18 probe " Maven " a higher atmospheric layer of Mars in order to better understand the reasons for the disappearance of most part of its atmosphere.

India began on Sunday the official countdown of his most ambitious space project : a trip to the "Red Planet" . It is scheduled for next Tuesday , and is launching a probe developed in a few months , on a shoestring budget .

After the failure in 2011 of China's first Mars mission , his great rival , India wants to enroll in interplanetary exploration history as the first Asian country to reach the red planet more than 200 million km from Earth.


Notably, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA ) will also launch the U.S. November 18 probe " Maven " a higher atmospheric layer of Mars in order to better understand the reasons for the disappearance of most part of its atmosphere.

Upon arrival at the planet in 2012, NASA's Curiosity robot , a kind of small all-terrain vehicle equipped with ten instruments , was determined for the first time Mars was conducive to microbial life in its distant past , while rejecting the probability of a current presence of life.

Specifically , the Indian mission is to send to the Red Planet 1.3 tonne satellite , the Mars Orbiter , using a 350-ton rocket from the Sriharikota base in the Bay of Bengal , about 80 km northeast Chennai .

The probe is equipped with sensors to measure the presence of methane in the atmosphere of Mars , which credited the hypothesis of a primitive form in this planet that brought conditions similar to those on Earth .

" All are complex interplanetary missions . In the case of Mars , you have spent so far 51 missions in the world, 21 successful ," he told AFP news agency the head of the Indian Space Research Organization ( ISRO ), K. Radhakrishnan .

A success would be a source of great pride for this country of 1,200 million. In 2008 , India allowed a probe to detect the presence of water on the moon , 39 years after the U.S. feat of Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon. The Mars mission , launched in 2012 , it cost only 4,500 million rupees ( 72 million dollars, 54 million euros ), designed on the basis of " Jugaad " typically Indian first involves finding the least expensive solution possible.

The rocket that should propel the Mars Orbiter has a right power for your mission. ISRO engineers had the idea of ​​putting the probe rotated around the earth for a month to gain enough speed to escape the Earth's gravity . " Do not underestimate her because she's a cheap and pioneering mission ," says Indian science journalist Pallava Bagla . " Is Jugaad is innovation, and everyone looks today with low-cost missions ," he says .

The official countdown to the launch of the Indian probe , dubbed " Mangalyaan " ( Martian contraption in Hindi) by the local press , began at 06.08 local time on Sunday ( 01.08 GMT ), coinciding with the Hindu festival of lights, Diwali . The launch will take place on Tuesday at 14.38 ( 09.38 GMT )

Several countries launched space missions to Mars , especially the United States, Russia , Japan and China.

The Russian-Chinese mission failed in 2011 because the Russian probe Phobos -Grunt that was put into orbit around the Red Planet Yinghuo -1 Chinese satellite failed to take its path to Mars.

In seven days , BlackBerry Messenger won over 20 million users


The version for Android and iPhone , the company launched a week ago, took its base to a total of 80 million.


Following the release of BlackBerry Messenger rugged (BBM ) for Android and iOS , the company revealed that the cross-platform version of its instant messenger won , in a week , 20 million active users.

Thus, BBM has , to date, with a total of 80 million monthly active clients , far from the 350 million that has WhatsApp, but it is certainly very good news for the Canadian company .

" During this first week , BBM was the most downloaded free app in 35 countries through Google Play Store and in 107 countries through the App Store ," said BlackBerry in a statement.

BlackBerry eliminated , this weekend , the virtual waiting list for the Android and iPhone users could download BBM . Download here on the App Store and Google Play