Solar winds are incredibly powerful bursts of high energy particles, and when they explode toward earth, they can do major damage to electronic systems — especially if there’s no advanced warning. A new satellite called DSCOVR is on its way to a lookout point in space. From there, it’ll send data back to earth, giving us a heads up about solar weather events heading our way.
In the world of subcultures a strange one’s developed around My Little Pony. The small plastic horses with long brushable manes came out in the early 80s but developed a cult following of men in their 20s in 2010 after a revamped version of the cartoon came out. At the recent Ponycon those two worlds came into conflict.