Russia Meteor http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/33311/all en Russia Meteor: We're all going to die! But when? And how? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/macro/russia-meteor-death-causes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Friday's meteorite explosion over Russia has a lot of humans worried about death. Fortunately, there's a chart for that. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomas Mucha </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BOSTON &mdash; The meteorite that <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/130215/meteorite-explodes-over-russia-injuring-over-400-video" target="_blank">exploded over Russia Friday morning</a> &mdash; not to mention a scheduled near-miss today of <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/130207/asteroid-2012-da14-flyby-earth-q-and-a" target="_blank">Asteroid 2012 DA14 </a>&mdash; has a lot of homo sapiens on Earth wondering about the Big Question: when, and how, are we going to die?</p> <p>Fortunately, <a href="http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2013/02/daily-chart-7" target="_blank">there&#39;s a chart for that</a>.</p> <p>First of all, we can relax about today&#39;s celestial fly-by, which scientists say has no chance of hitting us.</p> <p>Even so, when it comes to human mortality, asteroids aren&#39;t much of a statistical problem.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/macro/russia-meteor-death-causes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Russia Meteor Business Russia Science Macro Fri, 15 Feb 2013 19:29:00 +0000 Thomas Mucha 5756989 at http://www.globalpost.com