Move along, nothing to see here. . . .

Asteroid
News Headline: “Killer bus-sized asteroid flies dangerously close past Earth.”
But that was last May.
And only 12 killer bus-sized asteroids have been discovered since then, just as they were passing between Earth and the moon.
Which isn’t to mention Asteroid 2015 DD1, which was discovered today, two days after it passed closer to Earth than the orbits of some man-made satellites.
But it was the size of only a small bus.

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In other news. . . .

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News Item: “A South Side neighborhood in Chicago is getting long-sought federal protection from President Barack Obama, whose visit on Thursday could . . . ”
And why the neighborhood feels the need to be protected from Obama, we may never know.

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New data on noise pollution

Soundscape
News Item: “An ambitious National Park Service project exploits computer algorithms to predict the loudness of a typical summer day from coast to coast. . . . The eastern half of the United States is louder than the West. . . .”
. . . although much depends on where Donald Trump is at any given moment, scientists said.

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QT trickle-on economics update

Rolls-Royce
Rolls-Royce announced that for those who like to pamper their pet dogs, it will offer a model  including a special entry “that automatically opens when the dog’s wearable collar unit is within range, revealing a convenient ramp and spacious area for lounging about,” as new reports were published of people eating dog food and living in cars.

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