Month: June 2018

How large asteroids must be to destroy a city, state, country, or the planet

Scientists who study asteroids often say that Earth is drifting through a cosmic shooting gallery. Some angry space rocks, like the recent Chelyabinsk meteorite that exploded over Russia, are big enough to shatter windows and crumble walls. Others, like the one that caused the Tunguska Event of 1908, can flatten entire cities. A handful can […]

Google stops taking political ads in Maryland because it’s not sure that it can comply with a new transparency law (GOOG, GOOGL)

  Maryland’s General Assembly now requires that those buying political advertising identify themselves and how much they spent.  Google executives are unsure that they can comply with the law, according to a report in the Baltimore Sun.  This is just the latest fallout for some of the big online advertisers following revelations that people representing […]