An asteroid had a semi-close encounter with Earth – The Boston Globe

NASA/EPA/File A view of Earth from space. A previously undetected asteroid that could rival the size of a mid-sized Boston office building passed by Earth this week in a close shave that brought the object within half the distance of the moon. The space rock — with the catchy name 2017 AG13 — was likely […]

Watch a macaque monkey try to mate with a deer – The Verge

Scientists caught a male Japanese macaque red-butted (so to speak) trying to mate with several female sika deer. In the video, a few of the deer try to shake the little monkey off, but others just wait for it to be over. The video of the attempted interspecies coupling was filmed on Yakushima Island, Japan, […]

Study suggests Earth once had many moonlets — until they merged to form the moon – Washington Post

This narrow-angle image taken by NASA’s Cassini shows the moon in August 1999. (NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute) The moon is the most obvious and familiar object in Earth’s night sky — constant, consistent, predictable in its monthly cycles and its daily rising and setting. Astronomers understand the moon’s movements so thoroughly that even a break from the […]

RHI scandal: Theresa May and Enda Kenny discuss Stormont crisis

Media captionArlene Foster said she had been ‘disgracefully maligned’ over the botched heating scheme scandal Prime Minister Theresa May has had a telephone call with the Taoiseach (Irish PM) Enda Kenny about the ongoing crisis at Stormont. Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness stepped down on Monday over the handling of a botched energy scheme. The […]

Theresa May used ‘well-established’ blind trust mechanism

Theresa May used ‘well-established’ blind trust mechanism

Image copyright AP Theresa May used a “well-established mechanism” in setting up a blind trust to manage her financial interests on becoming PM, Downing Street has said. Under the arrangement, ministers avoid conflicts of interest with government work, but do not have to reveal their investments in full. The Lib Dems said the public had […]

Clemson stirred by fans’ welcome-home party – ESPN

7:30 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment CLEMSON, S.C. — Ben Boulware was exhausted, and the bus ride home felt interminable. He hadn’t slept more than a few minutes since Clemson stunned Alabama 35-31 in Tampa, Florida, on Monday night to secure the school’s first national championship in 35 years. The […]

Knicks’ Rose returns, is fined for going AWOL – ESPN

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment GREENBURGH, N.Y. — New York Knicks point guard Derrick Rose said he left the team before Monday’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans due to “a family issue” involving his mother. “It had nothing to do with the team or basketball,” Rose said after returning to the […]

Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell: ‘I’m what Steph Curry is to basketball’ – ESPN

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Le’Veon Bell believes his patient approach to playing running back will change the NFL similar to how Stephen Curry changed the way basketball is played in the NBA. “I think I’m changing the game,” the Pittsburgh Steelers running back told Bleacher Report. “In that sense, I’m what […]