12th May - Today's News: Record May Warmth in Sydney

Sydney basks in record May temperature

Parts of England no longer in drought after heavy rain

Bangladeshi heatwave to continue

Apparently, 'Solar minimum' could trigger ice age - but if so, it'll be the first time ever!  (The Maunder Minimum occurred during the LIA, and simply excerberated already cooler conditions).  Moreover, it turns out that the scientists concerned said no such thing!   But how often do I say never beleive the media (especially their headlines)?

Asteroid Vesta is 'last of a kind' rock - a remnant of the first planetoids that formed in the early days of the solar system

And there's a warning of potential instability in West Antarctic ice sheet from newly discovered basin the size of New Jersey


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