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Earth was nearly devastated by a massive solar blast in 2012

By Laila Kearney (Reuters) – Fierce solar blasts that could have badly damaged electrical grids and disabled satellites in space narrowly missed Earth in 2012, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday. The bursts would have wreaked havoc on the Earth’s magnetic field, matching the severity of the 1859 Carrington event, the…

Dogs poop in line with Earth’s magnetic field, says study

A study published this week in the journal Frontiers in Zoology suggests that dogs choose to relieve themselves along a north-south axis in line with Earth’s magnetic field. The Motherboard blog reported on the study’s findings, saying that the research was carried out by a team of Czech and German…

Space storm packs late punch, biggest since ’04

A strong space weather storm packed a late punch overnight and ended up being the most significant geomagnetic event since 2004, US experts said Friday, warning more disruption was coming this weekend. The fusillade of radiation from the Sun caused limited power grid upsets, forced airlines to reroute around the…

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