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'Liberators' -- a Talk With James Wesley, Rawles

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 12.18.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

James Wesley, Rawles, a former U.S. Army Intelligence officer and present-day survivalist, is the author of the novels, Expatriates, Founders, Survivors, and Patriots, all of which deal with the possibility of a coming global collapse.

Space Probe Sees Absolutely Stupendous Stellar Flare

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 10.02.2014 | Science

Our sun's largest solar flare looks pretty wimpy next to this one. NASA's Swift satellite spotted the strongest, hottest, and longest-lasting stell...

Sun Throws Strong Solar Storm Our Way

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 09.12.2014 | Science

Not just one, but two strong solar flares burst off the sun's surface this week -- and now Earth is getting hit with the aftermath. While the solar...

Earth Dodges Another Big Eruption From The Sun

Space.com | Tariq Malik | Posted 08.27.2014 | Science

The sun kicked off this week with an explosive solar flare that, while not aimed directly at Earth, may be a hotspot to watch over the next few days....

LOOK: The Sun Has Gone Eerily Quiet... Or Has It?

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 07.23.2014 | Science

Our sun erupted with activity, sported several sunspots and unleashed massive solar flares just last month in what scientists dubbed a "solar mini max...

LOOK: Powerful Telescope Reveals Never-Before-Seen Solar Images

Space.com | Nola Taylor Redd | Posted 07.15.2014 | Science

Recent observations from the largest solar telescope on Earth reveal a never-before-seen look at fine structures on the sun. The measurements, taken...

LOOK: Earth Isn't The Only Place With Torrential Rain

Space.com | Miriam Kramer | Posted 07.14.2014 | Science

Earth's nearest star has bad weather, too. The sun's squalls, however, involve more than just a little rain and lightning. Huge droplets of hot plas...

WATCH: Solar 'Mini-Max' Erupts

Space.com | Elizabeth Howell | Posted 06.23.2014 | Science

The sun is supposed to be at the height of its 11-year activity cycle, but for the most part things have been pretty quiet. That might be starting t...

A 'Shockwave' May Be Heading Our Way

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 06.13.2014 | Science

A full moon isn't the only celestial phenomenon on tap for this Friday the 13th. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration warned Wednesd...

Powerful Solar Flare Reveals Its Secrets

Space.com | Nola Taylor Redd | Posted 05.21.2014 | Science

For the first time, a massive solar flare revealed the process that created it, confirming new theories about flares and the explosive ejections of s...

WATCH: Vast Solar Flare Is One For The Record Books

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.09.2014 | Science

This stupendous solar flare is one for the record books. The X-class flare erupted from the sun's surface on March 29, 2014, and NASA scientists sa...

WATCH: Stupendous Solar Flare Is Biggest Of 2014 So Far

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 02.25.2014 | Science

Great balls of fire! A ginormous sunspot is acting up again, and this time the region has produced the largest solar flare recorded so far in 2014. ...

Are We Headed Toward A Mini Ice Age?

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science

If you thought the polar vortex was bad, get a load of a new climate phenomenon that just might be coming our way. Some scientists say we could be ...

Scientist Sounds Alarm Over Solar Storms

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science

Policy makers in the U.S. need to get serious about the threat posed by solar storms. So says Dr. Daniel Baker, a University of Colorado solar scienti...

Eight Mind-Blowing Facts About The Sun

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.25.2013 | Science

There are about 70 sextillion stars in the universe, including at least 100 billion right here in our Milky Way galaxy. But the star that really matte...

Terrible Cell Phone Reception? Blame The Sun

The Huffington Post | Gabriela Aoun | Posted 10.11.2013 | Science

Stop blaming AT&T and Verizon; all those dropped calls you’re experiencing may be coming from the sun. Eruptions of hot gas, called solar storms,...

Freak Space Weather Wreaks Havoc On Satellites

Space.com | Megan Gannon | Posted 09.17.2013 | Science

High-speed eruptions of charged particles from the sun may be to blame for recent failures of satellites that people rely on to watch TV and use the I...

Solar Eruptions May Affect Spacecraft, NASA Says

Posted 04.25.2013 | Science

By: Denise Chow, SPACE.com Contributor Published: 04/25/2013 10:43 AM EDT on SPACE.com The sun has unleashed a trio of solar eruptions toward the ...

LOOK: Sun Goes Haywire For Two Days

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.22.2013 | Science

Was the sun in a bad mood this past weekend? Over a two-day period, it pumped out three powerful coronal mass ejections (CMEs). The first CME came at ...

Massive Solar Flare Knocks Out Radio, NASA Says

Posted 04.11.2013 | Science

By: Tariq Malik Published: 04/11/2013 12:38 PM EDT on SPACE.com The most powerful solar flare of the year erupted from the sun today (April 11) sp...

Solar Simulation Shows 'Heartbeat' That Pumps Out Sunspots, Solar Flares

Posted 04.05.2013 | Science

By: Elizabeth Howell Published: 04/04/2013 02:08 PM EDT on SPACE.com A magnetic "solar heartbeat" beats deep in the sun's interior, gene...

Scientists Forecast Fiery Solar Comeback

Posted 03.24.2013 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 03/23/2013 09:43 AM EDT on SPACE.com The sun should roar back to life sometime in 2013, producing its second activity pea...

Huge New Sunspot Could Swallow HOW MANY Earths?

Posted 02.21.2013 | Science

By: Tariq Malik Published: 02/20/2013 07:32 PM EST on SPACE.com A colossal sunspot on the surface of the sun is large enough to swallow six Earths...

Best Space Photos Of The Week

Melissa Cronin | Posted 01.19.2013 | Science

From a sun explosion, to an enormous star death, to a mysterious, dusty cluster five million years old, NASA's best photos this week are nothing short...

Growing Sunspot Unleashes Strong Solar Flare

Posted 01.12.2013 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 01/11/2013 06:02 PM EST on SPACE.com The surface of the sun erupted in a solar flare early today (Jan. 11), unleash...