400-mile-long lightning bolt over Brazil is biggest in recorded history

On Halloween in 2018, the sky tore open above Brazil. A single gargantuan lightning bolt sliced through the atmosphere over the country’s southern tip, stretching more than 440 miles (700 kilometers) from the Atlantic coast into the edge of Argentina. According to a new analysis from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), this epic “megaflash” was […]

The world’s biggest dust bunny is crossing the Atlantic Ocean right now

A “Godzilla dust cloud” from the Sahara Desert that’s heading toward the United States this week is the largest and most concentrated dust cloud of its kind in the past 50 years, according to news sources. As of June 22, the dust cloud — which some experts have dubbed the “Godzilla dust cloud” — had […]

Biggest prehistoric monument in UK discovered just a stone’s throw away from Stonehenge

Archaeologists have discovered what may be the largest prehistoric monument in the entire United Kingdom, and it’s just a stone’s throw away from Stonehenge, a new study finds.  By using a combination of remote sensing and hands-on excavation work, the team found evidence for at least 20 giant holes dating to the Neolithic, about 4,500 […]

Sun unleashes biggest flare since 2017. Is our star waking up?

The sun may be coming out of its slumber at long last. On Friday morning (May 29), our star fired off its strongest flare since October 2017, an eruption spotted by NASA’s sun-watching Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO). Solar flares are bursts of radiation that originate from sunspots, temporary dark and relatively cool patches on the […]

Infrastructure cyberattacks biggest concern for global IT security leaders

A study on industrial cybersecurity focused on the biggest security threats for the enterprise. For all the worries and heartburn that critical IT networks cause for IT security leaders, the security concerns can be even greater for operational technology (OT) networks used in industry, according to a new study conducted of 1,000 IT security pros. […]