Thursday, April 11, 2013

The "Don't panic" posts of the week

NatGeo says: it's too early to panic about bird flu.
One headline, above a report by a respected journalist, asked: "Is This a Pandemic Being Born?" It may be, or not. But bear in mind that any disease outbreak that spreads globally, whether or not it causes millions of deaths, is by definition a pandemic.
so there: it's not a pandemic yet. Wait until a few million folks die, and THEN panic...

The "What could go wrong" post of the week:

 NASA Announces Plan for Capturing Asteroid

NASA wants to identify an interesting asteroid flying around deep space, figure out a way to capture the spinning and hard-to-grab orb, nudge it into our planetary region and then set it into orbit around the moon, the agency announced Wednesday.


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