Solar Storm Dumps Gigawatts into Earth’s Upper Atmosphere
March 22, 2012: A recent flurry of eruptions on the sun did more than spark pretty auroras around the poles. NASA-funded researchers say the solar storms of March 8th through 10th dumped enough energy in Earth’s upper atmosphere to power every residence in New York City for two years.
Police arrest scores of Canadian student protesters
In Canada, at least 150 people have been arrested and several others injured in the city of Montreal after weeks of massive student protests against tuition hikes.