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Billions of Earth-like worlds could exist

Billions of Earth-like worlds could exist

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, April 3 (UPI) -- New Zealand scientists who are proposing a new method for finding Earth-like planets, say the number will be "in the order of 100 billion."

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Scientists measure giant black hole's spin ... Mystery of ancient fish's teeth solved ... Brain-boosting video games urged ... Food-testing circuit could eliminate waste ... Science and Technology news from UPI.
Scientists measure giant black hole's spin

Scientists measure giant black hole's spin

LIVERMORE, Calif., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- An international team, including U.S. researchers, reports it has definitively measured the spin rate of a super-massive black hole for the first time.

3-year-old admitted to Mensa

LONDON, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- A 3-year-old British girl has been allowed to join Mensa, a society for people with high IQs, becoming the club's youngest member, officials said.

Scheduling can improve doctor wait times

NEW YORK, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- It can take up to nine weeks to see a U.S. family practitioner in some states, but changes in scheduling and management can improve wait times, researchers say.

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Men do more scientific fraud than women

NEW YORK, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Male scientists are far more likely to commit fraud than women at all levels on the career ladder from trainees to senior scientists, U.S. researchers say.
Experiment yields possible 'spooky' matter

Experiment yields possible 'spooky' matter

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. physicists say unexpected results from the Large Hadron Collider suggest its particle collisions may be producing a new type of matter.
Photos show Einstein's brain 'different'

Photos show Einstein's brain 'different'

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Recently discovered photographs of Albert Einstein's brain made after his death show it was unlike those of most people, a U.S. researcher says.
Liz Taylor tops rich dead celebrity list

Liz Taylor tops rich dead celebrity list

NEW YORK, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- British-born actress Elizabeth Taylor is No. 1 on Forbes' list of top-earning dead celebrities, earning $210 million in 2012.

Star could provide cosmic insights

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- A star is orbiting the black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy in the quickest orbit of any star near this black hole, 11 1/2 years, researchers say.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, June 30, 2012.
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Black hole 'evicted' from host galaxy?

Black hole 'evicted' from host galaxy?

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 4 (UPI) -- U.S. astronomers say they've seen evidence a massive black hole is being ejected from its host galaxy at several million miles per hour.
Einstein 'blunder' proving correct

Einstein 'blunder' proving correct

BALTIMORE, April 3 (UPI) -- New observations support a theory of Albert Einstein's about the expansion of the universe he once considered his "biggest blunder," U.S. astronomers say.
Einstein goes digital

Einstein goes digital

JERUSALEM, March 20 (UPI) -- Hebrew University in Jerusalem has unveiled a free of charge online digital archive with more than 80,000 documents chronicling the life of Albert Einstein.
Einstein papers to go digital on the Web

Einstein papers to go digital on the Web

JERUSALEM, March 19 (UPI) -- The university in Israel that holds the complete archive of Albert Einstein's papers says the entire collection will be digitized and made available online.

Poll shows status of science in Israel

JERUSALEM, March 16 (UPI) -- Three-quarters of adults in Israel think the state invests too little money in academic research and development, a poll indicates.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, March 14, 2012.
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'Faster than light' experiment to be rerun

ROME, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- A European experiment suggesting particles traveled faster than the speed of light will be rerun after experts found it may have been flawed, officials said.

Who Dares Wins II!

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Politics attempts to suffocate bold thinking. Altering that outcome requires courage and leadership, meaning taking risks. But will our leaders dare to do so?
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
Google doodles Marie Curie's birthday

Google doodles Marie Curie's birthday

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- The search engine Google honored scientist Marie Curie's 144th birthday Monday with a homepage doodle.

Einstein letter auctioned for $13,936

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- A 1939 letter from Albert Einstein warning of the "calamitous peril" to Jews posed by the Nazis has sold for almost $14,000, a California auction house says.

Particles seem to break cosmic speed limit

GENEVA, Switzerland, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Physicists at Cern, Switzerland, home of the Large Hadron Collider, say it appears some subatomic particles are traveling faster than the speed of light.

Man wins suit over lost Einstein papers

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 6 (UPI) -- A family blamed for a 2007 California wildfire has been ordered to pay $750,000 to a man who lost a collection of letters written by Albert Einstein.
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