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UPI Almanac for Monday, Dec. 23, 2013.
By United Press International

Google launches Helpouts, live chats with experts with various skills

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Nov. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. tech giant Google has unveiled Helpouts, offering live video chats with experts on anything from cooking to computing to home repair or yoga.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, July 15, 2013.
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Einstein's theory at work in star pair ... Tablet sales gain, PC sales sinking ... Ice cores preserve 1,800 years of climate ... Chemistry of Jupiter moon could aid life ... Science and Technology news from UPI.
Ice cores preserve 1,800 years of climate

Ice cores preserve 1,800 years of climate

COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 5 (UPI) -- Two ice cores from the tropical Peruvian Andes reveal Earth's detailed tropical climate history year by year for nearly 1,800 years, researchers say.

Online sellers tailor prices to geography

NEW YORK, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. online retailers use their computing power to tailor prices to where their customers are located, The Wall Street Journal reported.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012.
By United Press International
World checklist of bees is compiled

World checklist of bees is compiled

WASHINGTON, June 23 (UPI) -- A U.S.-led international team of scientists says it's identified nearly 19,500 bee species worldwide, which is about 2,000 more than previously estimated.

Commentary: Wilderness of mirrors

WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) -- "Every lie contains a truth and every truth contains a lie" is a safe rule of thumb when Shakespeare's powers of observation are applied to the Middle East. With each shake of the kaleidoscope, the configuration of the key players becomes a wilderness of mirrors.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

Study maps gut microflora

LONDON, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- A British-Chinese study has mapped the bacteria living in seven members of a Chinese family to determine the role of gut microbes in bodily processes.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Dec. 23, 2007.
By United Press International

Physicists slow, stop atom movements

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- A team of U.S. physicists has discovered a way of slowing or stopping the movement of atoms, allowing a much wider exploration of molecules.

Study may lead to more potent antibiotics

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Sept. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. chemists have discovered an antimicrobial process that could eventually eliminate the problem of bacterial resistance.

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UPI almanac for Thursday, July 19, 2007.

New mammalian species discovered

WASHINGTON, March 15 (UPI) -- A team of U.S. and Chinese paleontologists has discovered a new species of mammal that lived 125 million years ago in China.

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UPI almanac for Saturday, Dec. 23, 2006.
By United Press International

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Today is Wednesday, July 19, the 200th day of 2006 with 165 to follow.
By United Press International

Scientists find pectin synthesis protein

ATHENS, Ga., March 21 (UPI) -- University of Georgia scientists report the discovery of a gene that encodes one of the proteins responsible for pectin synthesis.

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Dec. 23, the 357th day of 2005 with eight to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Dec. 23, the 357th day of 2005 with eight to follow.
By United Press International

Genes linked to prostate cancer

BOSTON, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- A set of genes linked to prostate cancer may pave the way for better tests for prostate cancer as well as targeted therapies, say U.S. researchers.

Cars recording information

DETROIT, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- A majority of new cars in the United States now come equipped with computer technology that can record speed, seat-belt use and other information.

Rice plant genome completed

ROCKVILLE, Md., Aug. 11 (UPI) -- U.S., Chinese, French, Taiwanese, Indian, Thai, Korean, Brazilian and British researchers have completed a genetic map of the rice plant.

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Today is Tuesday, July 19, the 200th day of 2005 with 165 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Dec. 23, the 358th day of 2004 with eight to follow.
By United Press International
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