Archive: 31/07/2009

The Perseids are Coming

Earth is entering a stream of dusty debris from Comet Swift-Tuttle, the source of the annual Perseid meteor shower. Although the shower won't peak until August 11th and 12th, the show is already getting underway.

dateJul 31, 2009 in Space Exploration
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Britain to outlaw most private organ transplants

(AP) -- The British government said Friday that it plans to ban private organ transplants from dead donors to allay fears that prospective recipients can buy their way to the front of the line.

dateJul 31, 2009 in Other
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