The Daily Populous

Monday June 14th, 2021 morning edition

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Scarce as they are, these two metals are necessary for our survival, playing essential roles in human growth and metabolism.

But one place we wouldn't expect to find either is clumped inside our brain cells.

However, for people with the neurodegenerative disorder Alzheimer's disease, something seems to be turning these elements into microscopic ingots.

A team of researchers from the US and UK spotted the tell-tale glint of copper and iron in their elemental forms using a form of X-ray microscopy (STXM) on samples of neural plaques taken from the frontal and temporal lobes of Alzheimer's patients.

Plaques are a typical feature of this particular form of dementia, made up of proteins broken down into what's known as beta-amyloid.

Trapped as a charged ionic form inside hemoglobin, iron is a handy way to transport oxygen around the body.

But this is the first time anybody has uncovered tiny pieces of copper in elemental form inside human neurons. »

Israel's Parliament Approves New Coalition, Ending Netanyahu's Long Rule

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“Israel will not allow Iran to arm itself with nuclear weapons,” Bennett said, vowing to maintain Netanyahu’s confrontational policy.

Netanyahu began his long rule by defying the Obama administration, refusing to freeze settlement construction as it tried unsuccessfully to revive the peace process.

He has also cultivated ties with Arab and African countries that long shunned Israel over its policies toward the Palestinians. »

Petition urging Jeff Bezos to buy and eat the Mona Lisa gains steam

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A petition urging billionaire Jeff Bezos to buy Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and eat it has gotten hundreds of signatures.

"Nobody has eaten the mona lisa and we feel jeff bezos needs to take a stand and make this happen," the joke petition that went up a year ago on and gained hundreds of signers Thursday reads.

The Mona Lisa is owned by the French government and is on permanent display at the Louvre museum in Paris. »

9-year-old boy accidentally shot in chest by father after alleged road rage incident

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A 9-year-old boy is in critical condition after accidentally being shot in the chest by his father at the end of an alleged road rage incident they were engaged in.

It is unclear if the pair were being followed or if there was an actual road rage incident.

The father of the boy is cooperating with the investigation while the boy continues to recover from the gunshot wound at Texas Children's Hospital. »

Friendlyjordies producer charged with stalking John Barilaro

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A 21-year-old producer for YouTube comedian Friendlyjordies has been charged with allegedly stalking and intimidating the New South Wales deputy premier, John Barilaro.

The first allegedly occurred at a Macquarie University politics in the pub event, where the deputy premier was speaking.

He was repeating “why are you trying to sue us, John, why are you trying to sue us”, according to court documents. »