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Friday's spectacular events—the meteorite shock wave in Chelyabinsk, Siberia predominantly, because of its direct effect on human beings, and the flyby of asteroid 2012 D14—have triggered a stream of articles in the German and European media, who fall over themselves to report on the European Space Agency's NEOShield (Near Earth Objects) program, launched a year ago.

February 17th, 2013 • 10:41 AM

Ben Deniston of the LaRouche PAC science team draws the lessons of today's near-Earth flyby of Asteroid 2012 DA14, in a 25-minute LPAC-TV video posted yesterday ("SDE Update: Asteroid 2012 DA14 Flyby," http://larouchepac.com/node/25496).

February 16th, 2013 • 9:31 AM

For the first time, scientists will soon be able to analyze subsurface material on Mars.

February 10th, 2013 • 1:51 PM

A generation of free trade-brainwashed politicians are to blame for the flood damage that has just hit Australia's "sunshine state" of Queensland for the second time in two years.

January 29th, 2013 • 12:27 PM

The Curiosity rover, now in its 158th Mars day on the surface of the red planet, and sitting about a third of a mile from its August landing site, has discovered a very complex history in the Glenelg region it has been investigating. Images have revealed strikingly diverse geologies in the slight depression known as Yellowknife Bay.

January 16th, 2013 • 10:48 AM

Representatives Rush Holt (D-NJ) and Donna Edwards (D-MD) published an op-ed in today's Washington Post, calling for increased funding for Near Earth Object (NEO) detection. Holt is a physicist and former assistant director of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory; Edwards is the ranking Democrat on the House subcommittee on space.

February 17th, 2013 • 10:38 AM

In response to a meteorite explosion over the Russian region of Chelyabinsk, which shook the region and injured over 1,100 people, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitri Rogozin reiterated his 2011 call for U.S.-Russian collaboration for a Strategic Defense of Earth.

February 16th, 2013 • 9:29 AM

A 45-meter-diameter asteroid is about to fly extremely close to the Earth, NASA has reported, although they are confident that there will be no impact. The fly-by will be at about 17,000 miles, which is between the geosynchronous orbits and the low-Earth orbits of satellites.

Ben Deniston of LaRouche's scientific research team (Basement) commented:

February 2nd, 2013 • 11:07 AM

Scientist Antonino Zichichi, chairman of the International Federation of Scientists and founder of the Erice Seminars, has been appointed Minister of Culture in the new Sicilian regional government. Zichichi has announced seven major cultural-scientific projects, including a Sicily-based world earthquake network.

January 24th, 2013 • 10:18 AM