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  • Bus-sized asteroid flies by earth AN asteroid about the size of a bus shaved by Earth on Friday in what spacewatchers described as a "near-miss," though experts were not concerned about the possibility of an impact. | Top Stories

  • It turns out that the reward system that lights up when we get a near-miss in a game of skill (which makes sense) gives us the same reward when we have a near-miss in a game of chance (but only if we get to make a choice in the game, such as picking our lotto numbers, even though this has no influence over the outcome of the game).

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  • David Lochbaum, a former reactor specialist with the NRC, contrasted a near-miss at the Byron Nuclear Power Plant with what happened in Japan by saying, "The only difference between Byron and Fukushima is luck."

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  • At a dinner in Washington late last year, I listened to two dozen cyber-security experts compare tales of near-miss disasters.

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  • Here's a link to some cool - if frightening - NASA animation showing what the near-miss might look like.

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  • The U.S. is weighing a direct military hot line with Tehran after several near-miss encounters with Iranian forces.

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  • WASHINGTON—A series of "near-miss" encounters between American and Iranian forces in the Persian Gulf is pushing U.S. officials concerned about a broader conflict to weigh establishing a direct military hot line with the Islamic republic.

    U.S. Weighs a Direct Line to Tehran

  • Should be a lively gathering of Metro's board of directors today, given this week's headlines -- an Ashburn man arrested in an alleged plot to bomb the system and a reported "near-miss" in which a train was routed on to a track where workers were conducting equipment tests.

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  • AQAP has become a major national security concern after it was linked to a series of near-miss attacks against the United States, including the attempted bombing of a Detroit-bound airliner on Christmas Day 2009 and parcel bombs that ended up on cargo planes bound for the United States.

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  • Dick Allen's 1972 season is perhaps the most famous near-miss.

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