Archive: 09/5/2012

A cluster with a secret

(Phys.org)—A new image from ESO's La Silla Observatory in Chile shows the spectacular globular star cluster Messier 4. This ball of tens of thousands of ancient stars is one of the closest and most studied ...

Sep 05, 2012
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Piano plague in D minor

Why would 19th-century doctors want to ban piano lessons for girls? Did they truly believe that learning to play music could cause sexual and neurotic disorders? Or were there sociological reasons for picking ...

Sep 05, 2012
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Moody's downgrades troubled Sharp's ratings

(AP)—Moody's Investors Service has downgraded Sharp's short-term ratings to the lowest "Not Prime" category, citing the Japanese electronics maker's debts and price drops in its main product, liquid-crystal displays.

Sep 05, 2012
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