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UPI Almanac for Sunday, March 16, 2014.
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Pi Day marked with celebrations of math

Pi Day marked with celebrations of math

SAN FRANCISCO, March 14 (UPI) -- U.S. celebrations for the math holiday Pi Day -- March 14, or 3/14 -- include a San Francisco "pi procession" where humans line up as the irrational number.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, March 14, 2014.
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Kids who sing, play, story-tell and eat with parents do better

Kids who sing, play, story-tell and eat with parents do better

NEW YORK, March 4 (UPI) -- Families who routinely sing, play, story-tell and eat dinner together have children who have higher levels of social-emotional health, U.S. researchers say.
Hubble captures galaxies from 13.2 billion years ago

Hubble captures galaxies from 13.2 billion years ago

Jan. 8 (UPI) -- NASA's Hubble and Spitzer telescopes have captured images of distant fuzzy galaxies bursting with star formation, giving scientists a view of the galaxies that are responsible for most of the stars we see today.
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Newly discovered multiple star system could challenge Einstein theory

VICTORIA, British Columbia, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- A newly discovered three-star system may yield clues to cosmic mysteries and even challenge Einstein's theory of General Relativity, a Canadian astronomer says.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Dec. 20, 2013.
By United Press International

Doritos taco shell inventor dies of cancer

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Todd Mills, the Arkansas man whose idea for Doritos as taco shells spawned $1 billion in Taco Bell sales, has died of brain cancer, family said. He was 41.

School bus crash in Philadelphia sends 8 to hospital

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Eight children were hospitalized after a school bus and a truck collided Monday in the East Germantown section of Philadelphia, officials said.
Michael Jackson tops Forbes' highest earning dead celebrities list

Michael Jackson tops Forbes' highest earning dead celebrities list

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. pop star Michael Jackson tops Forbes magazine's list of the highest earning dead celebrities, having earned more than $160 million in the past year.
Astronomers study gravity waves rippling in space in black hole search

Astronomers study gravity waves rippling in space in black hole search

PERTH, Australia, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Australian astronomers say gravity waves -- predicted by Albert Einstein and since confirmed by scientists -- are revealing secrets of black holes.

Teen with IQ higher than Einstein to attend ball

ESSEX, England, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- A 17-year-old British girl with an IQ of 161 says she is preparing for a ball in Paris for high-achieving young women that she hopes will be like a "fairytale."

List of Nobel Prize in Physics winners

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- List of Nobel Prize in Physics winners:
Einstein's genius put down to 'well-connected' brain halves

Einstein's genius put down to 'well-connected' brain halves

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Oct. 4 (UPI) -- The brilliance of Albert Einstein's brain may have been down to unusually well-connected left and right hemispheres, U.S. and Chinese researchers say.

Harold Agnew, key figure in U.S. nuclear history, dies at 92

SOLANO BEACH, Calif., Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Harold Agnew, a key figure of the nuclear age who helped design the atomic bomb as a member of the Manhattan Project, has died, his family said. He was 92.

Woman allegedly kept disabled cousin chained to bed in basement

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Police in Philadelphia said they arrested a 46-year-old woman accused of keeping her 36-year-old disabled cousin chained to a bed in the basement.
Google doodle celebrates physicist Schrodinger and his 'cat in a box'

Google doodle celebrates physicist Schrodinger and his 'cat in a box'

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Monday's Google doodle is a birth date homage to Austrian physicist Erwin Schrodinger and the subject of his famous thought experiment -- a cat in a box.
The taller a postmenopausal woman, the greater risk of cancer

The taller a postmenopausal woman, the greater risk of cancer

NEW YORK, July 28 (UPI) -- The taller a postmenopausal woman, the greater her risk for developing cancers of the breast, colon, kidney, ovary, rectum and thyroid, U.S. researchers say.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, June 30, 2013.
By United Press International
NYU denies it's forcing out dissident Chen over criticism of China

NYU denies it's forcing out dissident Chen over criticism of China

NEW YORK, June 17 (UPI) -- New York University denies accusations by Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng that he is being forced to leave over concerns about his activism.

Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng leaving NYU

NEW YORK, June 14 (UPI) -- Critics say New York University decided to end its relationship with Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng because of fear of the Chinese government.
Heading a soccer ball over many years can cause brain injury

Heading a soccer ball over many years can cause brain injury

NEW YORK, June 11 (UPI) -- Soccer players head the ball six to 12 times a game, and the cumulative damage from this can cause brain injury resembling concussion, U.S. researchers say.
Spacecraft full of supplies on way to International Space Station

Spacecraft full of supplies on way to International Space Station

PARIS, June 6 (UPI) -- The European Space Agency says a giant robotic freighter launched on a trip to the International Space Station is the heaviest it has ever put into orbit.
IRS officials tied to conference spending put on leave

IRS officials tied to conference spending put on leave

WASHINGTON, June 5 (UPI) -- Acting Internal Revenue Service head Danny Werfel said Wednesday two top officials are on administrative leave for ethics violations at a California conference.
Reid: 'House Republicans have truly lost their minds'

Reid: 'House Republicans have truly lost their minds'

WASHINGTON, May 15 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said Wednesday "House Republicans have truly lost their minds" under a popular definition of insanity.
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