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Saturday April 24th, 2021 evening edition

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The bacterium produced single-atom, or monoatomic copper, which is particularly useful for energy production and other applications.

The microbe is the first reported to produce a single-atom metal, but the researchers, whose findings were published April 23 in Science Advances, suspect many more await discovery.

"The ores are a mixture of copper with carbonate, sulfate, phosphate and oxide minerals," Rodrigues said.

The process of copper mining releases ionic, or charged, copper as a byproduct that contaminates the surrounding environment.

However, scientists weren't previously aware of any microbes that could produce the single-atom form of a metal.

When the team examined the structure of these atoms, they were found to be the valuable nonionic form of copper.

Researchers will still have to figure out how to use the microbes to mass produce single-atom copper. »

Indonesian submarine declared sunk, no hope of survivors

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"We send our sincerest condolences for the terrible loss of life in the recent submarine incident in Indonesia," he said.

There was concern the KRI Nanggala 402 may have sunk too deep to reach or recover in time.

The German-built diesel-powered KRI Nanggala 402 had been in service in Indonesia since 1981 and was carrying 49 crew members and three gunners as well as its commander, the Indonesian Defense Ministry said. »

The Right to Crash Cars Into People

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Its real purpose, of course, was to discourage protesting and punish demonstrators.

One of the bill’s provisions has received a fair amount of national attention, as it seems to give Floridians permission to attack protesters with their cars.

The bill doesn’t exactly make it legal to run someone over, but it does shield drivers from civil liability if they injure or kill protesters on Florida roads. »

Missing 45-Year-Old Male NR21113ti

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The family of Valentin Broeksmit and the Los Angeles Police Department are requesting the public's assistance in locating him.Valentin was last seen on April 6, 2021 around 4 p.m., at Griffith Park on Riverside Drive in the City of Los Angeles.

He stands six feet one inch tall and weighs around 200 pounds.If you have seen, or have any information regarding his whereabouts please contact the Los Angeles Police Department, Missing Persons Unit, at (213) 996-1800. »

Violence-legitimizing verses in religious scriptures increase support for lethal violence

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Extremist perpetrators of violence often quote verses from their religion's holy scriptures that authorize, or even prescribe, attacks on enemies of the faith.

However, whether the religious motivation that extremist perpetrators of violence emphasize is causally related to their actions is often doubted.

Now, WZB researchers Ruud Koopmans and Eylem Kanol can prove for the first time that verses in religious scriptures that legitimize violence can increase support for killing enemies of the faith. »