Shia fighters fire a rocket during clashes with Islamic State militants in Salahuddin, Iraq. Thousands of Iraqi soldiers and Shia militiamen were battling Islamic State fighters in and near the city of Tikrit. The offensive is intended to capitalise on recent reverses suffered by Isis, and clear a path for the eventual reconquest of Mosul and northern Iraq.
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A modified version of a bacterium has been used to capture palladium released into the air through exhaust fumes, according to research published in RSC Advances. "We first adapt E. coli to produce a biomolecule, which is the key component of this adsorbent and has two major functions; one to capture palladium; the other to help rapidly remove the metal from the environment. .