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  • The Obamacare Apocalypse

    By Marty Kaplan

    November 11, 2013 | 10:32 am

    Last week, a professor of physics and astronomy told the New York Times that the probability of an asteroid hitting the earth ----  it happened over Chelyabinsk, Russia, in February, with the energy of 30 Hiroshimas ----  isn't once in a century or two, it's once in a decade or...

  • How to avoid meteors

    By Marty Kaplan

    February 18, 2013 | 2:43 pm

    NASA scientists say that meteor explosions like the one last week injuring 1,200 people in Chelyabinsk, Siberia, are 100-year events. The last time a big meteor crashed into our planet, incinerating 80 million trees in the Tunguska region of Siberia, was in 1908. So if you’re...

  • Synagogue in Siberia damaged by meteorite

    February 15, 2013 | 10:10 am

    A synagogue in Siberia was lightly damaged by a meteorite that fell nearby.

    On Friday, Rabbi Yechiel Michel Levitin, director of the Or Avner Jewish day school in Chelyabinsk, a city located 1,000 miles east of Moscow, was quoted by an Israeli website as saying congregants heard...

  • UPDATE: Meteorite explodes over Russia, more than 1,000 injured

    February 15, 2013 | 10:00 am

    A meteorite streaked across the sky and exploded over central Russia on Friday, raining fireballs over a vast area and causing a shock wave that smashed windows, damaged buildings and injured 1,200 people.

    People heading to work in Chelyabinsk heard what sounded like an...