The Daily Populous

Sunday March 28th, 2021 evening edition

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In this case, the “it” in question is helium, a gas used in everything from particle accelerators to MRI machines.

A dearth of helium has long been of grave concern to researchers.

Over a trillion liters of helium have been found beneath Tanzania’s volcanic Rift Valley, Briggs reports.

Their work paid off: They discovered a cache of up to 54 billion cubic feet of the gas.

The half-life of the most prevalent uranium isotope is billions of years old—it’s older than Earth itself.

Over time, helium forms from the decaying uranium and is trapped beneath Earth’s surface, but it takes its sweet time.

He points out that the newly-found helium (which must still be extracted) is enough to fill more than 1.2 million medical MRI scanners. »

Smoking may disappear within a generation, analysts predict

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In 10 to 20 years there could be no smokers left in many markets, according to analysts at Jefferies.

"With regulators and tobacco ambitions increasingly aligned, in many countries, no smokers within a generation could become a reality," analyst Owen Bennett wrote in a note on Friday.

In the same note, Bennett upgraded his recommendations on BAT and Altria Group Inc. to buy from hold. »

Civil rights group calls for PGA Tour, Masters to pull event from Augusta National in protest of Georgia's new voting law

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NBJC executive director David J. Johns said the law was created to restrict the voting rights of Black and disenfranchised voters in Georgia.

“This is an unacceptable attack on our democracy and companies that operate in Georgia must speak out against this restrictive law.

The club began hosting the Augusta National Women’s Amateur in 2019, the first women’s tournament held at Augusta National. »

This High Schooler Invented Color-Changing Sutures to Detect Infection

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As she developed her sutures, she nabbed awards at several regional science fairs, before advancing to the national stage.

As any science fair veteran knows, at the core of a successful project is a problem in need of solving.

In some African nations, up to 20 percent of women who give birth by C-section then develop surgical site infections. »