Sunday, 20 October 2013

SCIENCE



Photo via The Independent.

A new end of the world? Ucranian astronomers discover a 1,300 ft asteroid that might impact with Earth in 2032 with a force 50 times greater than the biggest ever nuclear bomb. With a chance of collision of 1 in 63,000, asteroid TV135 is going to be added to NASA's Torino scale for risky near Earth objects. Read full article in The Independent. E.T.P.: 1'12''.



Photo: Lwp Kommunikáció/Flickr via Futurity.

As humans live longer, number of endangered animals grow. Human life expectancy is a determining factor for the life expectancy of endangered birds and mammals and “it’s not a random pattern,” says lead author Aaron Lotz, a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology at the University of California. Read this article in Futurity. E.T.P.: 3'40''

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