Hawaii 5-oh, no!

Jon Bauer, Herald staff

Aloha and goodbye: Astronomers using a University of Hawaii telescope have spotted an asteroid that will come within 4 million miles of the Earth in a couple of weeks, the first potentially hazardous object the telescope has discovered.

Why put a killer-asteroid-spotting telescope in Hawaii? Dude, where else would a surfing astronomer go to catch an awesome wave when the asteroid hits?


Women’s 2 cents’ worth: A report from the Government Accountability Office says that female managers continue to lag behind their male counterparts in pay, making 81 cents for every dollar a man makes.

Between 2000 and 2007 the figure rose about 2 cents, which means that women should be on par with men by about 2080. Start making your plans for your pay raise, women.


Not what we meant by “paperwork reduction”: In a move it says will save taxpayers $10 million a year, the IRS will no longer mail tax forms and instructions to households, since most people are now filing their returns online.

Fair’s fair. Shouldn’t that mean that we can save some money by not mailing a tax return and check to the IRS?