IPO market heats up after Facebook freeze

(AP) — Investors showed their appetite for freshly public technology stocks on Friday, but a decidedly old-school company — Fender Instruments — bowed out of its planned initial public offering citing market ...

Solar corona revealed in super-high-definition

Today, astronomers are releasing the highest-resolution images ever taken of the Sun's corona, or million-degree outer atmosphere, in an extreme-ultraviolet wavelength of light. The 16-megapixel images were captured by NASA's ...

France maintains shale gas ban: environment minister

France has no intention of lifting its ban on shale gas exploration because of continued concerns over its environmental impact, Environment and Energy Minister Delphine Batho said Friday.

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