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Thomas Bernich holds up a blob of vinyl (R) and a pressed vinyl album to the light at his factory in New York. The 40-year-old Bernich churns out tens of thousands of the nostalgia-laden, crackly-sounding 33 and 45 RPM discs. ? AFP Photo.
In this handout picture taken by the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), Acropora tenuis coral let off sperm and egg packages. Scientists from the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) harvested the material for freezing as part of the Reef Recovery Project at Dubbo's Western Plains Zoo, which aims to store coral samples for future rebuilding of reefs damaged by climate change and other human impacts. ? AFP Photo.
A handout of a potentially new water beetle species: Oocyclus sp. This waterfall beetle from Venezuela is similar to a new species found on a granite inselberg (a type of mountain) in Suriname. Conservation International (CI) announced the results of a scientific survey in southwest Suriname that documented nearly 1,300 species, including 46 species which may be new to science. ? Reuters Photo.
A handout of a possible new species: Hypsiboas sp. (nickname "cowboy frog") that has white fringes along the legs and a spur on the heel. The frog was discovered low on a small branch during a night survey in a swampy area west of the RAP base camp at the Koetari River. ? Reuters Photo
A handout of potentially new species: Pseudacanthicus sp. that is a catfish whose armor (external bony plates) is covered with spines. The river it lives in is full of huge piranhas, so it must be well defended. Discovered by scientists working with Conservation International's Rapid Assessment Program in southwest Suriname in August and September 2010. ? Reuters Photo
Fast-moving protons from a solar energetic particle (SEP) event cause interference that looks like snow in these NASA handout images from the Solar Heliospheric Observatory taken on January 23, 2012.- Reuters Photo
A 'Blue Marble' image of the Earth taken from the VIIRS instrument aboard NASA's most recently launched Earth-observing satellite - Suomi NPP, received by Reuters January 25, 2012. This composite image uses a number of swaths of the Earth's surface taken on January 4, 2012. ? Reuters Photo
The Solar Dynamics Observatory captures an M8.7 class flare in a handout photo released by NASA. The flare is shown here in teal as that is the color typically used to show light in the 131 Angstrom wavelength, a wavelength in which it is easy to view solar flares. The flare began at 10:38 PM ET on January 22, 2012, peaked at 10:59 PM and ended at 11:34 PM. ? Reuters Photo
SDO's AIA instrument at 171 Angstrom shows the current conditions of the quiet corona and upper transition region of the Sun as seen in a handout photo released by NASA January 23, 2012. ? Reuters Photo.
An internet cable is seen at a server room in this picture illustration taken in Warsaw January 24, 2012. The Polish government plans to sign an international copyright agreement ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement) which faces strong opposition from Internet activists. Internet activists say the agreement will limit freedom of expression and can lead to censorship. ? Reuters Photo