2012 DA14 will skim roughly 17,200 miles above Earth's surface on Feb. 15.
Update, Feb. 10: As Phil Plait noted on Bad Astronomy, recent observations suggest that Apophis has virtually no chance of striking Earth in 2036.
Roads & Kingdoms
Soccer and Tear Gas An amateur team in Turkish Kurdistan competes against a backdrop of police violence and a moribund peace process.
What Happened at Slate This Week? Josh Keating read about making music in the Anthropocene and journeyed into the heart of coding darkness.
Big Doctor Is Watching How your fitness tracker could increase your health insurance costs someday.