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In the category of: Watching a slow-moving trainwreck.
The best way to understand Donald Trump’s approach to the presidency is to think of him as what he was before politics: The star and producer of a reality TV show. Trump is forever programming the show — aka his White House and the country — in ways he thinks will entertain, provoke and amaze the audience.
In the category of: The earth keeps spinning.
Fragments from the asteroid 3200 Phaethon will burn brightly in the sky.
We on Earth get to take in the wonder of a meteor shower typically when our planet passes through the trail of a comet. The bits of rock and debris burn up when they hit Earth’s dense atmosphere and streak across the sky.
But the Geminid meteor shower — which will reach its peak Thursday and Friday night — is not typical. You’ll be witnessing bits of an asteroid break apart in the sky. It’s also one of the best and most reliable meteor showers of the year.
What are the Geminid meteors?
If you go outside and watch, you’ll be seeing bits of debris from an asteroid named 3200 Phaethon burn up in the night sky.
The asteroid is small — just 3 miles wide — and rocky. It also behaves much more like a comet than an asteroid: 3200 Phaethon is a rare asteroid that forms a tail. (Some scientists speculate it’s more like an extinct comet than an asteroid.)
In the category of: It’s more confusing than you think.
We tried figuring out what the Theresa May confidence vote means for Brexit and … oh, fuck it, take a look.
It’s been the craziest day in British politics since the last craziest day (Monday). Theresa May is fighting to hold onto power after her own Conservative party MPs forced a confidence vote against her. And that has once again raised the eternal question: wtf is going on with Brexit right now?
To try to answer this, BuzzFeed News reporters got out a pen and paper (and then a bigger pen and a whiteboard), and spent the day arguing over/ trying to work through the various permutations. Frankly, it was terrifying.
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