Astronomers Puzzle Over Newfound Asteroid That Acts Like a Comet [Online video]

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PIECING IT Together: 4 apparent fragments of primary-belt comet P/2013 R3 are highlighted in this picture from the Gran Telescopio Canarias. A few are clustered in close proximity to the head of the comet (inset), and a fourth was discovered in the tail (circled). Impression: IAC The distinction between comets…

Political Standoff Leads to Issue over Potential of Science in Russia

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Russia’s scientific local community is in turmoil. This week has noticed protests, tense Kremlin negotiations and even a police raid. President Vladimir Putin has warned scientists that they require to arrive up with “big, great, socially helpful results” as part of a sweeping overhaul of the Russian Academy of Sciences,…