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Study: Some frogs produce insect repellent

ADELAIDE, Australia, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Australian scientists say they have discovered some frogs create chemicals that produce odors designed to repel insects.

Tsunami damage limited on Indonesia reefs

QUEENSLAND, Australia, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Scientists say tsunami damage on reefs close to the 2004 Sumatra-Andaman earthquake epicenter pales in comparison with human-caused damage.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Oct. 27, the 300th day of 2005 with 65 to follow.
By United Press International

Ig Nobel Prizes awarded

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 7 (UPI) -- The 2005 Ig Nobel Prizes, presented in Massachusetts, were a rich tapestry of human achievement from artificial dog's testicles to the Nigerian e-mail scam.

Vertebrate with shortest lifespan found

TOWNSVILLE, Australia, April 25 (UPI) -- Australian researchers have determined the shortest life span for a vertebrate animal is experienced by a coral-reef fish that lives a maximum 59 days.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 27, the 301st day of 2004 with 65 to follow.
By United Press International

Health Tips ... from UPI

New option for migraine sufferers, vision loss from eye diseases on the rise, and other news of modern health.
LIDIA WASOWICZ, UPI Senior Science Writer

Process helps reduce knee surgery pain

COLUMBIA, Mo., April 9 (UPI) -- The University of Missouri Friday announced the discovery of a process to minimize the side effect of painful arthritis that develop after knee surgeries.

Isolated reefs at risk from climate change

WOLLONGONG, Australia, March 18 (UPI) -- Isolated coral reefs are more vulnerable to global warming because of their lack of genetic diversity, Australian researchers report.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Oct. 27, the 300th day of 2003 with 65 to follow.
By United Press International

Scientists find new bypass method

SYDNEY, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Researchers say a new way of stopping the heart during bypass operations could reduce damage and improve chances of a full recovery.

Art inspired by natural history

NEW YORK, April 1 (UPI) -- A thousand years of art devoted to natural history is on display at the Morgan Library, documenting artists' fascination with animals, birds, insects and flower
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

Washington Agenda-General

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By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

As the extensive manhunt continued for Osama bin Laden, the U.S. government on this date in 2001 released a tape of the suspected mastermind of the Sept.11 terrorist attacks in which he spoke of the assaults and voiced pleasure and surprise that so many o
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- The weekly UPI Blast from the Past package for Dec. 9-15

Rabbit-Proof Fence: The Aborigines' plight

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Don't let the title of "Rabbit-Proof Fence" fool you. This is not a film about animal husbandry but rather an impartial, almost-documental feature film dealing
CLAUDE SALHANI

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Oct. 27, the 300th day of 2002 with 65 to follow.
By United Press International

Hollywood Digest

What's happening in Hollywood.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Thinking about life: Human sacrifice

Human sacrifice is unlike other kinds of sacrifice. For example it is not the same thing as self-sacrifice, even though some victims might have been volunteers.
JENNY TEICHMAN

A Blast From The Past

Today is Dec. 13.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

A Blast From The Past

Today is Dec. 10.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Oct. 27, the 300th day of 2001 with 65 to follow.
By United Press International
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