Just in case the asteroid doesn't worry you:
In the same issue of The Week, an article reveals that a volcano in the Canary Islands is poised to go off that would cause a landslide into the ocean triggering an enormous tidal wave that would engulf the east coast. There is no tsunami warning system in the Atlantic.
Other delectable tidbits:
Smoking dulls the mind (pg 18,) so what else is new?
Leonard Pitts in The Miami Herald, wonders how Republicans would act if Clinton "had gotten 1,200 Americans killed in Iraq?" Good question.