Rare ‘severe’ geomagnetic storm is hitting Earth right now


          A rare G4, “severe” geomagnetic storm, is underway. It has the potential to disrupt radio transmission signals, cause problems with the electrical grid and have a range of other possibly costly impacts. The event, which is just one notch below the highest category of solar storm, began at about 10 a.m. ET on Tuesday, according to the NOAA’s Space Weather … Continue reading Rare ‘severe’ geomagnetic storm is hitting Earth right now

Syria monitor says army kills six in gas attack, military denies it


A group monitoring the Syrian civil war said on Tuesday government forces carried out a poison gas attack that killed six people in the northwest, and medics posted videos of children suffering what they said was suffocation. A Syrian military source described the report of an attack in the village of Sarmin in Idlib province as propaganda. “We confirm that we would not use this … Continue reading Syria monitor says army kills six in gas attack, military denies it

Judges sacked for watching porn


Three judges have been sacked for viewing pornographic material via their official IT accounts, the Judicial Conduct Investigations Office has said. The pornography was not illegal in content, a spokesman added. However the Lord Chancellor and the Lord Chief Justice concluded it was an “inexcusable misuse” of their official accounts and “wholly unacceptable conduct for a judicial office holder”. A fourth judge resigned before the … Continue reading Judges sacked for watching porn

Solar eclipse weather forecast: Will cloudy skies spoil it for you?


Cloudy skies over Scotland, Northern Ireland, North West England and North Wales could make the solar eclipse difficult to seeCloudy forecast: The solar eclipse may not be visible for all. The long-awaited solar eclipse will plunge our skies into darkness this Friday – but will we be able to see it? Looking at the latest weather report, the best chance of catching a glimpse now … Continue reading Solar eclipse weather forecast: Will cloudy skies spoil it for you?