Is the Solar Cycle Fueling the Rise of ISIS?

MOTHERBOARD VICE The rise of the Islamic State has been blamed on a lot of people and things since it began its takeover of the Levant. Whether it’s Bush, Obama, and Assad, or globalization, rap music, and amphetamines, at this point pretty much everything under the Sun has been cited for

Did Solar Flares Trigger the London Riots?

When it comes to factors that triggered the London riots, theories abound: Police brutality, unemployment, and "moral collapse" have all been blamed for the violence, burning, and looting that consumed London last week. But some scientists are finger-pointing skyward, suggesting that the sun could have driven the unrest, as well