The Daily Populous

Tuesday July 26th, 2022 day edition

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A hundred years from now, Sir David Attenborough’s body may have turned to dust, but a fossilised sea creature, thought to represent Earth’s earliest animal predator, will continue to bear his name.

Discovered in Charnwood Forest, Leicestershire, where Attenborough hunted for fossils as a child, the creature predates what was previously thought to be the oldest predator by 20m years.

Palaeontologists have named it Auroralumina attenboroughii, in honour of the TV presenter.

Although Attenborough dug there as a child, he avoided the rocks where Auroralumina has been discovered.

The discovery turned out to be one of the oldest fossilised animals, and was named Charnia masoni, in Mason’s honour.

“It’s generally held that modern animal groups like jellyfish appeared 540m years ago in the Cambrian explosion.

But this predator predates that by 20m years,” said Dr Phil Wilby, palaeontology leader at the British Geological Survey, who helped to discover it. »

GOP lawmaker attended gay son's wedding 3 days after voting against same-sex marriage

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A Republican lawmaker attended his gay son’s wedding just three days after joining the majority of his GOP colleagues in voting against a House bill that would codify federal protections for same-sex marriage.

NBC News is not publishing the names of the grooms, neither of whom is a public figure.

The bill comes at a time when 71% of Americans, including a majority of Republicans, supports same-sex marriage, according to a Gallup poll last month. »

Steve Bannon Calls On '4,000 Shock Troops' To 'Deconstruct' The Government 'Brick By Brick'

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He wants to see people “stepping forward, say[ing], ’Hey, I want to be one of those 4,000 shock troops,” Bannon said on his “War Room” podcast Monday.

Steve Bannon revealed he is having a one-hour special to train "4,000 shock troops" on the plan for "deconstructing" the government.

"And particularly [we] want people stepping forward, say, hey, I want to be one of those 4,000 shock troops." »

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum Delayed by a Few Months for Polishing

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Today, Nacon and Daedalic Entertainment announced another delay of The Lord of the Rings: Gollum.

The game is being moved from its September 1st release date to a few months after that, as revealed in a freshly issued press release.

That being said, in order to deliver the best possible experience, we have decided to push the release of The Lord of the Rings: Gollum by a few months. »