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A kilometer-wide asteroid will make its closest pass by Earth next week
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A kilometer-wide asteroid will make its closest pass by Earth next week

An asteroid estimated to be a kilometer (3,451 feet) wide will fly by Earth on January 18. It will pass within 1.2 million miles of our planet, moving at 47,344 miles per hour, according to NASA’s Center for Near Earth Object Studies, which tracks potentially hazardous comets and asteroids that could collide with our planet.…MORE

From Europe to the US, Covid cases in children are surging. Schools aren’t prepared
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From Europe to the US, Covid cases in children are surging. Schools aren’t prepared

As Covid-19 cases skyrocketed across Britain in late December, Stuart Guest spent his vacation poring over scientific reports about air cleaning and filtration systems. Guest, a head teacher at an elementary school in Birmingham, England, scoured Amazon for affordable air purifiers in the hopes of stopping the more transmissible Omicron variant from spreading among his…MORE

The last 7 years have been the warmest on record as planet approaches critical threshold
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The last 7 years have been the warmest on record as planet approaches critical threshold

The last seven years have been the seven warmest on record for the planet, new data shows, as Earth’s temperature continues its precarious climb due to heat-trapping fossil fuel emissions. A new analysis by the European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Service, which tracks global temperature and other climate indicators, found 2021 was the fifth-warmest year…MORE

Death toll in Brazil rock face collapse rises to 10
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Death toll in Brazil rock face collapse rises to 10

Two more bodies were found Sunday afternoon after a massive rock fell on top of several tourist boats in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais on Saturday, raising the death toll to 10, according to state media outlet Agência Brasil. At least 32 people were injured in the incident, according to Pedro Aihara, a spokesman…MORE

James Webb Space Telescope successfully unfolds its giant gold mirror in space
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James Webb Space Telescope successfully unfolds its giant gold mirror in space

Just 14 days after launching, the world’s most complex space observatory has already overcome some of its greatest challenges. The James Webb Space Telescope successfully completed the unfolding of its giant gold mirror on Saturday. “I am so proud of the team — spanning continents and decades — that delivered this first-of-its kind achievement,” said…MORE

Dogs know when you’re speaking a different language — and talking nonsense

Dogs know when you’re speaking a different language — and talking nonsense

As a kid, I thought Dr. Dolittle had a pretty good gig. The idea of being able to speak to creatures in their own distinct language was a thrilling prospect. And then there were veterinarians like Dr. James Herriot and his treasury of tales that showed he truly understood the nature of animals. Now, while…MORE

Flame Nebula’s interstellar clouds have been captured in stunning new images

Flame Nebula’s interstellar clouds have been captured in stunning new images

The Flame Nebula is one of many gems included in the Orion constellation, and astronomers have now captured a new perspective of this striking celestial feature. While the Flame Nebula appears to live up to its name, the fiery image actually represents what the interstellar clouds look like in radio waves. The observation was made…MORE

Liz’s Dirt

Friday’s Dirt

Ben Affleck wants Aflac to pay for his insurance policy. He says it’s hard having a last name that sounds like the name of a ‘huge insurance company’ who hired ‘a duck’ to ‘shriek your last name in…(a) loud and obnoxious..way.’ He says then imagine being in a plane and the ‘hammered lady behind you..thinks…

Wednesday’s Dirt

Simon Cowell is engaged to his longtime girlfriend, Lauren Silverman. He popped the question in Barbados in front of his son and step-son. The couple have been together since 2004. Jamie Lynn Spears will give an interview today on ‘Good Morning America’ about her relationship with sister, Britney. It should be no surprise that her…

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