Archive: 6/06/2012

Earth threatened by glowing green asteroid?

The Daily Mail is reporting that a youtube user has found a strange object while poking around in Google Sky. It looks suspiciously like a glowing green asteroid and he claims it’s heading right for us. But before we ...

dateJun 06, 2012 in Space Exploration
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New forensic method could help police solve crimes

(Phys.org) -- Forensic researchers at Florida International University have developed a groundbreaking method that can tie a shooter to the ammunition used to commit a crime, giving law enforcement agencies a new tool to ...

dateJun 06, 2012 in Other
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Venus' transit and the search for other worlds

(Phys.org) -- It's the final opportunity of the century to witness the rare astronomical reunion of the sun, Venus and Earth. On Tuesday, June 5 or 6, 2012 depending on your location, Venus will make its presence in the solar ...

dateJun 06, 2012 in Astronomy
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Banning plastic bags-does it make a difference?

This week the Toronto city council revisits the city’s plastic bag surcharge, which requires retailers to charge customers five cents per bag. We originally spoke to Professor Douglas Stephan of Chemistry in August 2009 ...

dateJun 06, 2012 in Environment
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