The Two-Way
3:42 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

An Asteroid Is Passing Very Close To Earth Today. Here's How To See It

Asteroid 2004 BL86 will be visible in parts of the sky tonight. Visibility is expected to peak around 9 p.m. ET, as shown in this NASA graphic.
Sky & Telescope

By the time you read this post, asteroid 2004 BL86 will already have come as close to us as it's going to get as it flies by Earth. At about 11:19 a.m. ET today, it was nearly 745,000 miles away from our planet. That's only about three times the distance from the Earth to the moon.

But don't worry, you may still be able to catch a glimpse of the huge hunk of rock tonight.

When and how can I see the asteroid?

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U.S.
3:41 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Accused Bomber's Lawyers Say Boston Jury Pool Is Too Biased

A memorial at the site of the first explosion in the Boston Marathon bombing. Defense attorneys say too many people in the potential jury pool have some kind of personal connection to the case.
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The search for jurors in the case of accused Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is taking longer than expected.

Defense attorneys say it's nearly impossible to find open-minded, unbiased jurors around Boston. They're asking yet again for the judge to move the trial somewhere else.

From the beginning, defense attorneys have argued the entire jury pool has been poisoned by what they call "a narrative of guilt" from a "tidal wave" of media coverage. Now, Tsarnaev's lawyers say jurors' own comments on a court questionnaire prove widespread bias.

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Movies
3:41 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

It'd Be No 'Folly' To Remake This Musical Classic

Bob Mondello brought in his own personal copy of the original Follies cast album — intern Patrick Fort added the starburst.
Emily Jan NPR

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Movies
3:41 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

New Technology Immerses Audiences At Sundance Film Festival

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Space
3:41 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Another Day, Another 'Close Call' Between Earth And An Asteroid

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Animals
3:41 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

On The Ant Highway, There's Never A Backup

A team of Indian physicists has made a mathematical model that purports to explain why ants don't have traffic jams. NPR's Joe Palca explains as part of his series, Joe's Big Idea.

This story originally aired on Morning Edition on January 19, 2015.

Politics
3:41 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

India Rolls Out Red Carpet — And Camels — For Obama's Second Visit

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Politics
3:41 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

GOP Says Obama Must Act First On New ISIS Resolution

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Europe
3:41 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Journalist Documents Anti-Semitism In A Swedish City

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Europe
3:41 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Greece's Left-Wing Prime Minister Takes Charge

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