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Why Were Red M&M's Discontinued for a Decade? Around Valentine's Day and Christmas, red M&M's dominate the candy aisles but it hasn't always been that way.

Why Were Red M&M's Discontinued for a Decade?

These classic chocolate candies were absent from store shelves across the United States for more than a decade because of their color. In 1976, Mars, the candy company that makes M&M's, eliminated the red version of the candies from their mix. 8 Ways Magic Mushrooms Explain Santa Story. The story of Santa and his flying reindeer can be traced to an unlikely source: hallucinogenic or "magic" mushrooms, according to one theory.

8 Ways Magic Mushrooms Explain Santa Story

"Santa is a modern counterpart of a shaman, who consumed mind-altering plants and fungi to commune with the spirit world," said John Rush, an anthropologist and instructor at Sierra College in Rocklin, Calif. Here are eight ways that hallucinogenic mushrooms explain the story of Santa and his reindeer. Global Warming or a New Ice Age: Documentary Film. New Ice Age to Begin in 2014. “Forecasters predict that a new ice age will begin soon,” says this article on

New Ice Age to Begin in 2014

“Habibullo Abdusamatov, a scientist from the Pulkovo Observatory of the Russian Academy of Sciences considers that the sharp drop in temperature will start on the Earth in 2014. “According to the scientist, our planet began to “get cold” in the 1990s. Marshall Solar Physics. The "sunspot number" is then given by the sum of the number of individual sunspots and ten times the number of groups.

Marshall Solar Physics

Since most sunspot groups have, on average, about ten spots, this formula for counting sunspots gives reliable numbers even when the observing conditions are less than ideal and small spots are hard to see. Monthly averages (updated monthly) of the sunspot numbers (181 kb JPEG image), (307 kb pdf-file), (62 kb text file) show that the number of sunspots visible on the sun waxes and wanes with an approximate 11-year cycle. (Note: there are actually at least two "official" sunspot numbers reported.

Solar Cycle Prediction. Article Abstract A review of solar cycle prediction methods and their performance is given, including forecasts for cycle 24.

Solar Cycle Prediction

The review focuses on those aspects of the solar cycle prediction problem that have a bearing on dynamo theory. The scope of the review is further restricted to the issue of predicting the amplitude (and optionally the epoch) of an upcoming solar maximum no later than right after the start of the given cycle. Prediction methods form three main groups. Precursor methods rely on the value of some measure of solar activity or magnetism at a specified time to predict the amplitude of the following solar maximum.

NASA warns 'something unexpected is happening to the Sun' in year that is supposed to be the peak the sunspot cycle. 2013 was due to be year of the 'solar maximum'As this picture shows, in fact the sun is incredibly calm - baffling experts By Mark Prigg Published: 16:54 GMT, 8 March 2013 | Updated: 17:34 GMT, 8 March 2013 'Something unexpected' is happening on the Sun, Nasa has warned.

NASA warns 'something unexpected is happening to the Sun' in year that is supposed to be the peak the sunspot cycle

This year was supposed to be the year of 'solar maximum,' the peak of the 11-year sunspot cycle. But as this image reveals, solar activity is relatively low. Scroll down for video Sunspot numbers are well below their values from 2011, and strong solar flares have been infrequent, as this image shows - despite Nasa forecasting major solar storms Conventional wisdom holds that solar activity swings back and forth like a simple pendulum. Moon Phases Calendar / Moon Schedule. Moon Phases. Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) Moving Into the Philippines - Super Typhoon with 190 mph Winds. Video Watch today's top stories and most popular videos.

Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) Moving Into the Philippines - Super Typhoon with 190 mph Winds

Looking to watch incredible tornadoes? We've got that too. Maps Check out our interactive maps, which provide you with features like past/future radar and customizable layers. Local Weather. Lunar Calendars. See Jupiter and the Moon Meet in Night Sky This Week. Step outside Wednesday evening and look to the east-northeast sky for a surprising celestial sight.

See Jupiter and the Moon Meet in Night Sky This Week

If you're outside around 6:30 p.m. EST (2330 GMT) and weather permits, the first striking view you might get is the moon. It will be one night past full phase, but look more closely and shining prominently to the moon’s left will be a dazzling silvery-white, non-twinkling “star.” Video: Spider Flown in Space Has Trouble Readapting to Gravity. Want to stay on top of all the space news?

Video: Spider Flown in Space Has Trouble Readapting to Gravity

Follow @universetoday on Twitter Astronauts have said adapting to weightlessness is much easier than readapting to gravity when they returned to Earth. Muscle weakness, wobbly legs, and feeling like the room is spinning is common after long duration spaceflight, not to mention the long-term issues like bone loss, diminished eyesight, and a heart that has to recondition itself to pump blood harder to overcome gravity.

As Canadian Chris Hadfield said, “My body was quite happy in space without gravity.” It turns out spiders have similar issues. Nefertiti, the “Johnson Jumper” spider hunting for flies inside her habitat on board the International Space Station (ISS). Tagged as: International Space Station (ISS), Space Flight, Space Station. Music News, Politics, Reviews, Photos, Videos, Interviews and More. =dean<>cross-e.s.p='s sounds. "The Beatles Cartoon "Tomorrow Never Knows" Father Christmas (better audio) Every.sorrow.prisoN. Filter Stream Select the types of content you would like to see. nothing,notta,zip,ziltch Batesville, AR Top Tracks / View All Search Myspace Start typing...


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