Science news of the week:
Scientists say 70 killer asteroids struck Earth 1.8 to 3.8 billion years ago
Bright meteor reported over Nevada and California’s Sierra Nevada mountains now being called a “small asteroid”
Planetary Resources, Inc. announced a plan to mine near-Earth asteroids for resources
Two forms of vitamin E in soybean, canola and corn oils plus nuts help prevent certain cancers
New research finds that the left side of your face probably looks better
Mexico’s Popocatépetl volcano, near Mexico City, is active
Song of the week:
Burgess Meredith’s Me As In You from their new Banana Moon EP.
This week’s featured stories:
Outthinking Extinction Jorge Salazar and Rebecca Costa, sociobiologist and author of “The Watchman’s Rattle,” talk about a hopeful future.
Global Night Sky: Brilliant Venus Skywatcher Deborah Byrd talks about why the planet Venus is so bright and eerie in our western sky now.
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