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'Star factory' in Orion glimpsed through dust clouds

Jan 5, 2017

'Star factory' in Orion glimpsed through dust clouds

The European Space Agency on Wednesday released stunning images of baby stars taking shape inside the Milky Way’s Orion nebula. The massive Orion A molecular cloud is the “star factory” closest to Earth, and has given astronomers a front-row seat to observe how stellar ...

Scientists disprove global warming took a break

Jan 5, 2017

Scientists disprove global warming took a break

A reported pause in global warming between 1998 and 2014 was false, according to U.S.-British research published Wednesday that confirmed a disputed U.S. study on ocean warming. Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of York in England corroborated the results ...

Environmentalists slam Poland plan to hunt bison

Jan 3, 2017

Environmentalists slam Poland plan to hunt bison

Environmentalists are protesting Poland’s plan to allow hunters to shoot bison, while authorities say it is necessary for the well-being of the herd and will earn money for its upkeep. Greenpeace had gathered well over 7,000 signatures by Monday afternoon on a letter asking ...