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This Week in Research: How to Save Earth from the Asteroid & Say “I Love You” in Latin

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Today’s asteroid flyby will not actually come all that close to our planet — it’ll stay a safe 17,000 miles away. Still, that’s the nearest pass by an object of its size (comparable to an airliner), and if it did hit, it would do some serious damage. So how do all those astrophysicists at Johns Hopkins plan to save us from the asteroid that is on a collision course with our planet — something that, statistically speaking, is bound to happen soon enough?

“A Mullet from Hell”: Baltimore Stylist Resurrects Ancient Styles

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Photos of ancient hairstyles by Janet Stephens via the Wall Street Journal
Photos of ancient hairstyles by Janet Stephens via the Wall Street Journal

File this under awesome-jobs-you-never-heard-of-until-today:  Janet Stephens is a hairdo archaeologist.

More than 10 years ago, Stephens (currently a stylist at Studio 921 Salon & Day Spa in the Inner Harbor) was admiring some Roman sculptures in the Walters Art Museum when the idea occurred to her:  she should try to recreate some of the coolest Roman hairstyles (coiled, braided buns) on 21st-century heads. Scholars have long insisted that the Romans used wigs to create the elaborate hairstyles they fancied, but Stephens found that with a little research and ingenuity, she was able to recreate the style herself.

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