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Crack discovered in Earth’s magnetic shield

The GRAPES-3 muon telescope recorded a burst of galactic cosmic rays of about 20 GeV, on 22 June 2015 lasting for two hours. The burst occurred when a giant cloud of plasma ejected from the solar corona, and moving with a speed of about 2.5 million kilometers per hour struck our planet, causing a severe compression of Earth's magnetosphere from 11 to 4 times the radius of Earth. It triggered a severe geomagnetic storm that generated aurora borealis, and radio signal blackouts in many high latitude countries.

Plant roots in the dark see light

Light transmitted from the shoot to the roots activates photoreceptors in the roots and triggers light-dependent growth responses in plants, scientists have discovered.

How your diet can influence your environmental impact

The impact of our dietary choices on the global phosphorus footprint shouldn't be neglected, recent research shows. A shift towards a plant-based diet may be an undervalued solution toward decreasing our environmental impact and attaining phosphorus sustainability, suggest researchers.

Migrant crisis: ‘Hundreds dead’ in shipwrecks off Libya

More than 200 migrants are believed drowned in two shipwrecks off the Libyan coast, officials say. Source: BBC

Prince Harry’s rumored girlfriend breaks the royal family mold

Meghan Markle, the star of "Suits," is a biracial American who was born in L.A.--and is also divorced

Brazil’s “Zombie Walks” take the country by storm

Such celebrations have taken off worldwide thanks to the popularity of the television show "The Walking Dead"

US election 2016: Obama warns fate of world at stake

President Obama warns that the fate of the US Republic and the world is at stake in the US election. Source: BBC

ISIS may be using human shields in Mosul, U.N. says

The U.N. Security Council made no mention of support for the Iraqi military effort, but council members said they don't want to see ISIS fighters fleeing across the border into Syria

Brexit: High Court judges to give legal verdict

The High Court will give its verdict in the historic legal challenge to the government over Brexit. Source: BBC

Truss: Extra 2,100 prison officers to be deployed

Justice Secretary Liz Truss is to announce a major recruitment drive to ease prison staff shortages. Source: BBC

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John Bercow ‘to quit as Speaker next summer’

News of John Bercow's plans follows damning report into the Commons' handling of bullying cases. Source: BBC

Brexit: ‘No optimism’ for summit breakthrough, says Donald Tusk

The European Council president calls for new ideas but Theresa May is standing by her plan. Source: BBC

Narcotráfico en México: la misteriosa vida de las familias de los capos de la...

De los líderes del narcotráfico mexicano suelen conocerse muchos detalles por filtraciones policíacas o “narcocorridos”. Pero sus familias permanecen en el misterio. Pocas veces se sabe de su vida cotidiana. Permanecen en un misterioso y estrecho círculo que pocas veces abandonan. Fuente: bbcmundo.com