Scientists Monitoring Near-Earth Asteroid 99942 Apophis: Scientists meeting this week at the 2019 Planetary Defense Conference, say they’re monitoring the 99942 Apophis asteroid which will be coming within 20,000 miles (33,000 kilometers) of the Earth’s surface in just 10 years. The thing is, by the year 2029, Trump will likely be settling into his 4th term - so if an asteroid suddenly threatens to destroy the Earth, my guess is that after 16 years of Trump, no one will really much care.
Oldest Human Footprint Found in the Americas Confirmed in Chile: Researchers say a 15,600-year old footprint discovered by a student in southern Chile is believed to be the oldest human footprint ever found in the Americas. Oddly enough, scientists say the footprint appears to be that of someone wearing size 12 Bruno Magli shoes, but because it’s from well over 15K years ago - they’re rather doubtful it has any connection to the Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman murders.
Beyond Meat IPO Raises $241 Million as Veggie Appetite Grows: Beyond Meat Inc., the maker of vegan chicken and beef substitutes, raised $241 million in its initial public offering after pricing its shares at the top end of an elevated price range. Wow, that’s not only Beyond Meat, that’s “beyond comprehension.” I mean, even if you bought them at Whole Foods, $241 million buys one helluva lot of veggie burgers.