An asteroid had a semi-close encounter with Earth – The Boston Globe

NASA/EPA/File A view of Earth from space. A previously undetected asteroid that could rival the size of a mid-sized Boston office building passed by Earth this week in a close shave that brought the object within half the distance of the moon. The space rock — with the catchy name 2017 AG13 — was likely […]

Oh deer: monkey caught in flagrante delict-doe – Phys.Org

Oh deer: monkey caught in flagrante delict-doe – Phys.Org

Scientists on Tuesday revealed the “highly unusual” behaviour of a male monkey filmed trying to have sex with female deer in Japan—a rare case of inter-species nookie. Sex between animals from different species is uncommon, but exceptional cases are known to occur, chiefly in domesticated and captive animals, scientists reported in the journal Primates. […]

Study suggests Earth once had many moonlets — until they merged to form the moon – Washington Post

This narrow-angle image taken by NASA’s Cassini shows the moon in August 1999. (NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute) The moon is the most obvious and familiar object in Earth’s night sky — constant, consistent, predictable in its monthly cycles and its daily rising and setting. Astronomers understand the moon’s movements so thoroughly that even a break from the […]

Clemson stirred by fans’ welcome-home party – ESPN

8:29 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment CLEMSON, S.C. — Ben Boulware was exhausted, and the bus ride home felt interminable. He hadn’t slept more than a few minutes since Clemson stunned Alabama 35-31 in Tampa, Florida, on Monday night to secure the school’s first national championship in 35 years. The […]

NBA roundup: Harden triples again as Rockets stay hot – Los Angeles Times

James Harden had 40 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists for his second straight 40-point triple-double and the Houston Rockets outlasted the Charlotte Hornets, 121-114, on Tuesday night for their ninth straight win.  The Rockets missed 10 straight shots and let an 18-point lead evaporate before Coach Mike D’Antoni called a timeout with 2:26 left. […]

No. 1 Baylor loses first game of season at West Virginia –

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Baylor’s euphoria over its ascent to the No. 1 ranking lasted just one day. Nathan Adrian broke out of a shooting slump with a career-high 22 points, and No. 10 West Virginia beat the sloppy Bears 89-68 on Tuesday night in the program’s first game with the top ranking. Baylor defeated […]

Grayson Allen’s sideline collision with FSU coach leads to questions over intent – Sporting News

In all likelihood, Grayson Allen didn’t intend to shove a Florida State assistant coach to the ground in Duke’s 88-72 loss to the Seminoles on Tuesday. But because Allen’s controversial reputation precedes him, some weren’t so quick to give the Blue Devils star the benefit of the doubt. MORE: Most hated college basketball players of all-time With Duke trailing by 14 […]