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  • In Pictures Space photos of the day 08/19

    The ground-based image of Comet 17P/Holmes was taken November 1, 2007, by astrophotographer Alan Dyer. The observations were made in southern Alberta, Canada.

  • In Pictures Space photos of the day 07/14

    In the heart of the Rosette Nebula lies a bright open cluster of stars that lights up the nebula. The stars of NGC 2244 formed from the surrounding gas only a few million years ago. This image taken by the CFHT's new MegaPrime camera shows the region in unprecedented detail. Although the emission nebula is dominated by red hydrogen light, the above image has exaggerated the effect of green light emitted primarily by small amounts of oxygen .

  • Rio Tinto: Will China's detention of employees scare off foreign firms?

    The lack of transparency over the case of executive Stern Hu raises questions about rule of law – even as many agree China is within its rights to investigate.

  • Matchbox museum offers small view of big history

    Matchbox museum offers small view of big history

    A Thai boy’s fascination with collecting the tiny art on matchboxes grew into a 70-year passion now open to the public.