News briefing: 15 October 2009

The probability that asteroid Apophis will hit Earth in 2036, revised from NASA’s previous estimate of 1 in 45,000. Phew. 1 in 250,000 Energy investment: The European Commission has proposed investing an additional €50 billion (US$74 billion) into research and development for low-carbon energy over the next decade, increasing annual investment from the… CONTINUE READING