The Daily Populous

Tuesday September 15th, 2020 night edition

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Possible Marker of Life Spotted on Venus.

An international team of astronomers today announced the discovery of a rare molecule — phosphine — in the clouds of Venus.

The international team, which includes researchers from the UK, US and Japan, estimates that phosphine exists in Venus’s clouds at a small concentration, only about twenty molecules in every billion.

Following their observations, they ran calculations to see whether these amounts could come from natural non-biological processes on the planet.

These non-biological sources were found to make at most one ten thousandth of the amount of phosphine that the telescopes saw.

Earth bacteria are known to make phosphine: they take up phosphate from minerals or biological material, add hydrogen, and ultimately expel phosphine.

While the discovery of phosphine in Venus’s clouds came as a surprise, the researchers are confident in their detection. »

JK Rowling slammed as new book features a 'transvestite serial killer of women'

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Author JK Rowling has received a backlash for her latest Strike novel which features a cisgender man who wears dresses and kills women.

Metro columnist Ugla Stefanía Kristjönudóttir Jónsdóttir tweeted: "A serial killer in J. K.'s new book is trans.

"She has not spent months demonising and speaking out against trans people - and now publishes a book with a trans person as a violent serial killer. »

Anti-Maskers Forced to Dig Graves for Covid-19 Victims in Indonesia

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At least eight people who have refused to wear masks during the coronavirus pandemic have been forced to dig graves for people who died from covid-19 in the province of East Java, Indonesia, according to a report from the Jakarta Post.

Public health officials in the district of Cerme handle the bodies using full-body protective equipment, ensuring there’s no risk of exposure.

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Oregon senator goes home to find rubble, devastation after Beachie Creek wildfire roars through Santiam Canyon

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Sen. Fred Girod walks through the remains of his home near Mill City, Oregon, on Sept. 13, 2020.

Mill City, Gates and other towns along the Santiam River were all but destroyed by the Beachie Creek Fire and residents were forced to evacuate.

Sen. Fred Girod took a tour of the damage days after the Beachie Creek fire destroyed multiple homes along the canyon. »