The Daily Populous

Saturday May 8th, 2021 morning edition

image for Scientists have taught bees to smell the coronavirus. They can identify a case within seconds.

Every time the bees were exposed to an infected sample, they stuck out their tongues.

The animals could be a low-tech solution for identifying COVID-19 cases.

Scientists in the Netherlands have trained bees to identify COVID-19 through their sense of smell, according to a press release from Wageningen University.

The research was conducted on more than 150 bees in Wageningen University's bio-veterinary research laboratory.

The scientists trained the bees by giving them a treat - a sugar-water solution - every time they were exposed to the scent of a mink infected with COVID-19.

That's because metabolic changes from themake an infected person's bodily fluids smell slightly different than those of a non-infected person.

At the very least, certain animals could be useful for identifying COVID-19 in places or countries in which high-tech laboratory equipment is scarce or inaccessible. »

Stacey Abrams says she 'absolutely' has ambitions of running for president, and has 'a responsibility' to be honest about it

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Stacey Abrams said she owes it to younger generations to be honest about her presidential ambitions.

Stacey Abrams said in an interview schedule to air Sunday morning that it's important for her to be honest about wanting to run for president one day.

Abrams made similar comments over the summer when she was the subject of speculation around being President Joe Biden's running mate. »

4 Years After an Execution, a Different Man’s DNA Is Found on the Murder Weapon

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Uploading this newly generated profile to a national criminal database maintained by the F.B.I. has not yet provided a “hit,” she said.

That means that the mystery man’s DNA does not match any of the DNA profiles that are already in the database, taken from people who were convicted or arrested on suspicion of violent crimes.

According to the Innocence Project, no physical evidence was ever produced that connected Mr. Lee to Ms. Reese’s murder. »