Intense climate talks stretch into final hours

(AP) -- Exhausted climate negotiators labored nonstop through the night and into their final day Friday, bargaining intensely over draft accords and seeking small, but essential steps to stem global warming.

Russia, Finland sign Nord Stream agreement

Russia vowed Friday to keep Finland fully informed about the environmental impact from the controversial Nord Stream natural gas pipeline to Europe it is currently building under the Baltic Sea.

Utilizing Raman spectroscopy to monitor catalysts in action

Israel E. Wachs, G. Whitney Snyder Professor of Chemical Engineering at Lehigh University, and Charles A. Roberts, a graduate student at Lehigh, have published a critical review on Raman spectroscopy entitled “Monitoring ...

Microsoft Stores puzzle shoppers

It looks like an Apple Store, filled with eager employees in brightly colored T-shirts. Laptops, smart phones and MP3 players are arrayed on modern tables for anyone who wants to try them out.

Russia 'suspends satellite launch' after failures

Russia's space agency has suspended this month's launch of a European satellite after a rocket failed to take its payload into orbit last weekend, Interfax reported on Friday.

Taiwan tech giant says EU price-fixing fine 'unfair'

Taiwanese IT firm Hon Hai Precision said Friday a huge fine imposed by the European Commission on its affiliate Chimei Innolux Corporation for price-fixing was "unfair" and "too high".

An abundance of small stars

(PhysOrg.com) -- Stars form from giant clouds of gas and dust in space, as the matter in these clouds comes together under the influence of gravity.

Image: The Greatest Stars

The small open star cluster Pismis 24 lies in the core of the NGC 6357 nebula in Scorpius, about 8,000 light-years away from Earth.

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