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Space.com reports today that:
Doomsayers and Chicken Little-types can now strike "deathray from a star" from their list of possible ways to die. A new study finds that the chances of a gamma ray burst going off in our galaxy and destroying life on Earth are comfortingly close to zero.
Sigh. I don't know where people get these wacky ideas. Everyone knows you don't DIE from gamma-rays. Just ask this guy: