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By Pam Burke 

View from the North 40: Science is taking us forward, even into history


Last updated 9/30/2022 at 11:18am

Science news this week was dominated by NASA’s DART spacecraft colliding with an asteroid on purpose and proving that mankind can deviate the course of an asteroid — while simultaneously dashing the dreams of oil-rig workers everywhere that they alone will be able to save earth, “Armageddon”-style, from a killer asteroid in the future.

That’s right, all current and prospective roughnecks in the oil and gas industry can officially stop practicing their space walk — which is an astronaut thing, not a dance move — and their vocal debuts for both “Leaving on a Jet Plane” and...

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