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See That Big Asteroid Buzzing Earth? What About The Ones We Miss?

Perhaps you’ve heard by now that on Monday the stadium-sized asteroid 2004 BL86 will make a close but non-threatening pass by the Earth, near enough that you might be able to watch it whizz by with a pair of binoculars. As its name denotes, astronomers have known about this space rock’s existence …

Asteroids

DIY PC: How To Source Cheap And Compatible Parts For Your Next Build

Welcome once again to DIY PC, a regular feature customized for PC builders and PC gamers. Ordinarily we examine the week’s hardware news, but this time around we’re going to focus on one thing: finding the most affordable and compatible parts for your next build.<p>For people pondering their first …

Computer Hardware

Japan probes video of 'hostage being killed by ISIL'

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said the "credibility" of a video announcing the execution of a Japanese hostage by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) was "high".<p>"We have been looking into its authenticity, but unfortunately, at the moment, we cannot help saying its credibility …

National Security Council

Watch Jumbo Asteroid Zip Past Earth

A passing space rock should offer a rare, bright viewing treat for sky-watchers.<p>A mountain-size space rock will sail past Earth on Monday, offering stargazers a close look at an interplanetary pinball. Luckily, NASA says there is no risk of collision, but it will be a rare astronomically close …

Astronomers Catch Mysterious Radio Blast From the Distant Universe

Coming from far beyond the galaxy, an extremely energetic blast of radio waves has been snared by astronomers lying in wait. Lasting for just a few thousandths of a second, the burst is the first of an enigmatic class of objects to be observed in real-time, astronomers report today in the <i>Monthly</i> …

Universe

Ask the Experts: How Do Amateur Astronomers Discover Comets?

Australian IT specialist Terry Lovejoy moonlights as an amateur astronomer with five comet discoveries under his belt. His latest find, Comet C/2014 …

10 More Things Your Therapist Won't Tell You

A few years ago, I wrote about some of the secrets your therapist won’t tell you. It’s about time we revisited that topic and shared 10 more things …

Part I: “Fix Society. Please!”

<b>Introduction:</b><p>Leelah Alcorn’s suicide December 28, 2014 draws attention to her struggle as a transgender teenager. She wanted her life to have meaning …