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Asteroid narrowly avoids Earth

A SMALL asteroid but is capable of inflicting major damage zoomed past Earth on January 9, just two days after scientists first spotted the space rock.

The asteroid, known as 2017 AG13, flew by our planet at just half the distance from Earth to the moon today at 7:47 a.m. EST (1247 GMT). (On average, the moon lies about 239,000 miles, or 385,000 kilometers, from Earth.) You can learn more about today's flyby in this video of asteroid 2017 AG13 from Slooh.com, which includes details on the space rock from Slooh Community Observatory astronomer Eric Edelman.


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Did a Coal Fire Doom the Titanic?

Did an intense fire on board R.M.S. Titanic lead to one of the worst disasters in maritime history?

A new documentary by author and journalist Senan Molony suggests the emergence of pictures hidden in a forgotten album for a century prove that the supposedly unsinkable passenger ship was weakened by a smoldering coal fire even before it left on its catastrophic maiden voyage.

Titanic, which at the time of its sinking in 1912 was the biggest ship afloat, hit an iceberg in the north Atlantic on the night of April 14 and went down with the loss of…

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Parallel universes are real

THE theory of 'many interacting-worlds' ties quantum physics to the idea of countless parallel universes.

The idea that we live in one of a practically limitless number of near-identical worlds is nothing new, having been proposed previously many times by physicists including Hugh Everett, who in 1957 put forward his 'many-worlds interpretation' of quantum mechanics.

Everett's theory suggested that there exist a potentially infinite number of parallel universes in which every possible permutation of history is played out.

In one universe for instance you may have died in a car accident last month, while in another you might have even…

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Is Earth headed to 25-hour days?

IF you've felt your evenings are really dragging as you wait to leave work, then scientists have revealed why.

A new study of the planet's tides has revealed that 'tidal braking' is resulting in longer days. 

However, don't panic - the difference is 1.8 thousandths of a second per century, meaning an Earth day will not last 25 hours for about two million centuries more.

The main braking effect comes from tides caused by the moon's gravity. 

'The heaping up of water drags on the Earth as it spins underneath,' said Morrison. 

As Earth's rotation slows,…

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Humanity will be extinct by next century?

THERE have been several theories about the human race's extinction and not a single one has been proven to be true. Now, a mathematician has claimed that there is one in 500 chances that the human race will face extinction next century.

According to The Independent, Dr. Fergus Simpson, a Mathematician at the University of Barcelona's Institute of Cosmos Sciences, said there was a 0.2 percent chance of a "global catastrophe" occurring in any given year over the course of the 21st century.

Dr. Simpson's calculation was based on the Doomsday Argument, which claimed that it can predict the…

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