The UN adopts official guidelines for protecting Earth from asteroids

The United Nations has approved a set of measures to protect our planet from the dangers of incoming asteroids. The recently-adopted guidelines will correct a number of outstanding issues, including global coordination and an actual response plan. » 10/28/13 1:20pm 10/28/13 1:20pm

The World needs an International Asteroid Warning System

Here's a hypothetical scenario: a mountainous asteroid is hurtling toward Earth. The world's governments are scrambling to notify their citizens. What country (countries?) should take charge? Where should people turn for instructions on how best to prepare for the impending impact? How will notifications and updates be … » 6/07/12 11:31am 6/07/12 11:31am