The Daily Populous

Tuesday November 29th, 2022 day edition

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A meteorite expert from the University of Alberta was part of a team of researchers that discovered at least two new minerals never before seen on Earth.

“In the course of doing the classification — describing this new rock for science — I came across some inclusions, some potential different, interesting minerals inside the meteorite.

What we’ve now discovered is there are at least two new minerals in this meteorite from Somalia that have never been discovered before.

The two minerals came from a 70-gram piece that was sent to the U of A for classification.

“That’s what makes this exciting: In this particular meteorite you have two officially described minerals that are new to science.

“I never thought I’d be involved in describing brand new minerals just by virtue of working on a meteorite.”.

Herd believes more minerals could be found if researchers can obtain more samples but, researchers say the meteorite appears to have been moved to China and its future is unknown. »

Uvalde mom sues police, gunmaker in school massacre

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Hours later, Eliahna Torres was one of 19 children and two teachers massacred at their elementary school in Uvalde , Texas.

“My baby never made it out of the school,” she said.

The city said it doesn’t comment on pending litigation and the school district and police did not immediately return messages. »

Biden-Harris Administration Makes $50 Million Available to Clean Up Orphaned Oil and Gas Wells on Tribal Lands

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The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provides a total of $4.7 billion to address orphaned wells across the country, including $150 million for Tribal communities over five years.

There are several thousand orphaned oil and gas wells on Tribal lands, jeopardizing public health and safety by contaminating groundwater, seeping toxic chemicals, emitting harmful pollutants including methane, and harming wildlife.

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law makes a historic $13 billion investment in Tribal communities — the largest investment in Tribal infrastructure ever. »

GOP-controlled Arizona county refuses to certify election

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A woman points at Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer during the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors general election canvass meeting, Monday, Nov. 28, 2022, in Phoenix.

PHOENIX (AP) — Republican officials in a rural Arizona county refused Monday to certify the 2022 election despite no evidence of anything wrong with the count, a decision that was quickly challenged in court by the state’s top election official.

The refusal to certify by Cochise County in southeastern Arizona comes amid pressure from prominent Republicans to reject results showing Democrats winning top races. »

Men should ejaculate 21 times a month to protect against prostate cancer, study suggests

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The gland which produces semen is obviously very important but disorders in the area are increasingly common amongst men over 50.

The author of the study states: "We found that men reporting higher compared to lower ejaculatory frequency in adulthood were less likely to be subsequently diagnosed with prostate cancer.

The study found that men who ejaculated at least 21 times a month had a 33% lower risk of prostate cancer than those that didn't. »