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Insects leave tiny traces of DNA on the flowers they visit

Insects leave tiny traces of DNA on the flowers they visit

Science
Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Scientists have developed new tools for identifying the tiny traces of DNA on flower petals left behind by insect visitors. By analyzing DNA signatures on flower petals, scientists can more easily track the movement and feeding patterns of vulnerable pollinators like bees and butterflies, as well as identify novel plant-insect relationships. Environmental DNA, or eDNA, is the mix of genetic material left behind by organisms. Previously, scientists have analyzed eDNA from ocean samples to characterize biological diversity in different marine ecosystems. Because a single meadow or field can host hundreds of insect species that visit hundreds of different plant species, tracking biological activity can prove difficult. The latests DNA analysis techniques "I have worked with ...
Archbishop says Pope ready to visit North Korea if Kim sends invitation

Archbishop says Pope ready to visit North Korea if Kim sends invitation

World
SEOUL, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- South Korean Archbishop Kim Hee-jung said Friday that Pope Francis is ready to visit North Korea if North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sends an official invitation. "The visit can happen anytime if North Korea sends an invitation to pope," said Kim at a news conference held at Gwangju Archdiocese in the southern city of Gwangju, Yonhap News reported. "I saw U.S. news reports saying the pope's travel plan for next year doesn't include a trip to North Korea. But we never know. If pope wants, he can go anytime," he said. Kim added that pope's visit can provide a "nice opportunity" for Kim because it can encourage him to "give up nuclear weapons" and sharing his pledge for denuclearization with pope could also help other countries have faith in his promise. Kim said that ...
Study: Average hospital outpatient visit cost approaching $500

Study: Average hospital outpatient visit cost approaching $500

Health
Dec. 13 (UPI) -- The average outpatient visitor to a U.S. hospital will pay close to $ 500, a new study says. The findings, published Wednesday in The Lancet Public Health, also found that the average inpatient stay in 2016 cost more than $ 22,000, putting health costs in the United States well beyond most other countries. The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington conducted the research for a larger study on what the cost would be for universal health coverage, or UHC, in each country. "To achieve UHC, health officials in the government, private, and nonprofit sectors need to expand services to accommodate population growth and aging, as well as expand insurance coverage," said Marcia R. Weaver, a professor at IHME and study co-author, in a news relea...
Detroit Lions P Sam Martin 'fine' after precautionary hospital visit

Detroit Lions P Sam Martin 'fine' after precautionary hospital visit

Sports
Detroit Lions punter Sam Martin said he has no lingering issues from the chest injury that sent him to the hospital following this weekend's loss to the Chicago Bears. Martin also said that he expects to play for the Lions (3-6) in their home game versus the Carolina Panthers (6-3) on Sunday (1 p.m. ET). The 28-year-old Martin was injured after being blocked by Bears wide receiver Josh Bellamy during the third quarter of Sunday's game. He remained on the ground for several moments before making his way back to the sideline. Martin was taken via ambulance to a Chicago-area hospital, with the NFL Network reporting that he was coughing up blood at one point. The 6-foot-1, 211-pound Martin was later discharged and flew home with the team. "It was precautionary. I'm all good. No story here...
Go online to book home visit by mobile sahayak

Go online to book home visit by mobile sahayak

Finance
NEW DELHI: Delhiites can now fill a form online to book an appointment with a mobile sahayak to avail doorstep delivery of services. Keeping in mind the huge rush on 1076 call centre number, the government has created a link on its website where an applicant can fill a form with his details and submit it. “The call centre executive will call back on the phone number given in the form and fix an appointment. It will help those who complain that they can’t connect through the call centre number,” a government spokesperson said. He, however, added that more number of people were able to connect to the call centre on Wednesday and fixed appointment with mobile sahayaks. A government statement said that by 5pm on Wednesday, 8,275 calls were answered by call centre executives, ...