The Daily Populous

Sunday November 18th, 2018 evening edition

image for 'Sad surprise': Amazon fish contaminated by plastic particles

The researchers focused on fish in the Xingu because of their rich diversity and breadth of feeding habits.

The fish ranged from 4cm to nearly a foot in length, and weighed from 2g to nearly a kilogram.

Analysis of the fishes’ stomach contents identified a dozen distinct polymers used to manufacture plastic items, including bags, bottles, and fishing gear.

Most pieces were black, red, blue, white or translucent and varied from 1mm-sized particles to flakes measuring 15mm in width.

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Plastic debris from stomachs of Serrasalmidae fish from the Xingu River.

The scientists picked through the stomach contents of 172 fish belonging to 16 species.

Facebook Twitter Pinterest The stomach contents of fish in the Xingu River have revealed plastic particles. »

Ontario PC Party passes resolution to debate recognition of gender identity

Authored by

The Ontario PC Party has passed a resolution to debate whether or not the party should recognize gender identity.

The resolution says gender identity theory is “A highly controversial, unscientific ‘liberal ideology’; and, as such, that an Ontario PC Government will remove the teaching and promotion of ‘gender identity theory’ from Ontario schools and its curriculum.”.

WATCH: Ontario MPP Marit Stiles expressed concern Saturday that a resolution to not recognize gender identity put forward by Tanya Granic Allen and passed by the PC party could trample on human rights. »

New Evidence Emerges of Steve Bannon and Cambridge Analytica’s Role in Brexit

Authored by

Emma Briant, an academic expert on disinformation at George Washington University, has unearthed new e-mails that appear to reveal the earliest documented role played by Bannon in Brexit.

The precise role played by foreign entities in promoting and possibly funding Brexit has been clouded in mystery and controversy.

While the e-mail chain includes Bannon, there is no evidence that he read or commented on the exchange between the Leave.EU leaders and the Cambridge Analytica executives. »

Toddler dead after accidentally shooting himself with gun found under a pillow

Authored by

A two-year-old boy is dead after finding a handgun under a pillow at his home and accidentally shooting himself, according to police in Jonesboro, Georgia.

Police responded Thursday to reports of a child shot and found a toddler with a gunshot wound to the body, said Capt.

The boy, who was not identified, entered a room where his father was sleeping and found a handgun under a pillow. »

Kanye West Donates $150,000 to Family of Chicago Security Guard Killed By Cops

Authored by

Kanye West Donates $150,000 To Family of CHI Security Guard Killed By Cops.

Kanye West Donates $150,000 to Family of Chicago Security Guard Killed By Cops.

Kanye West was deeply moved by the story of a Chicago security guard who was murdered by the cops after he subdued a gunman ... and has stepped up big time to help his family. »