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Google says it has stopped censoring its search results in China, risking confrontation with the country's authorities.
The US company said its Chinese users would be redirected to the uncensored pages of its Hong Kong website.

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Chinese Scientists Don't Want to Lose Google

Google and China may not be fighting over science, but their feud could have unintended negative consequences for researchers in the rising power.
A Nature News survey of Chinese scientists found that 84 percent of them thought losing access to Google would "somewhat or significantly" hurt their work process. Like their American counterparts, Chinese researchers use Google and Google Scholar to find papers and related information.

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Microsoft Academic Search live public beta.

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Minimalist Google Homepage

Paste this JavaScript text into your browser address bar once you are at the Google search page.


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Google is testing a homepage design that only shows the logo and search box. When you move the mouse, everything else fades in. The buttons are missing.

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Google has finally admitted that mysterious doodles on their search engine masthead, which showed a UFO and strange crop circles, were to mark the birthday of author H. G. Wells.
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Search engine giant Google has revealed that the UFO doodles that regularly appeared on its front page were marking the celebration of the 143rd anniversary of famous novelist H.G. Wells' birthday.
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Google seems to love UFOs and unexplained phenomena as today the search monopoly is welcoming users with a new doodle. Today's Google Logo consists of crop circles and a flying saucer that probably abducted the "l" in Google.
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Microsoft Bing adds visual search
Software giant Microsoft has introduced "visual search" to its Bing search engine to try to further set itself apart from market-leader Google.

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Google has lifted the lid on a new version of its search engine, upping the ante as rivals attempt to close the gap on the search giant.
The new engine, codenamed Caffeine by Google, is aimed at delivering faster, more accurate and more comprehensive results.

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