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The Northern Lights Could Be Visible Across the US Thanks to a Rare Solar Storm

The Northern Lights Could Be Visible Across the US Thanks to a Rare Solar Storm

[ad_1] Three rapid bursts of charged particles that erupted toward Earth from the Sun’s burning hot outer atmosphere on Wednesday could lead to stunning auroras across a wide swath of the US and a colorful hue as far south as Florida to start the weekend. Traveling at more than one-and-a-half million miles per hour, the trio of coronal mass ejections (CMEs) have merged into one pulse of plasma and magnetic field during the 60-hour trip from the Sun’s atmosphere toward our own. Tracking these developments, experts at NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) issued a “severe geomagnetic storm watch” in advance of its arrival. This was the first such alert issued by the agency in nearly 20 years. Visible auroras are possible across much of the United States as a result of this expected storm. An event of this magnitude is also likely to cause disruptions to radios, satellites, and possibly even some power grids, though nothing most people should be concerned about. This weekend’s aurora potential started with a sunspot more than 10 times …

Prince William says Kate ‘doing well,’ in rare comments since cancer diagnosis

Prince William says Kate ‘doing well,’ in rare comments since cancer diagnosis

[ad_1] LONDON: Prince William on Friday (May 10) offered a positive assessment of his wife’s health, a hospital administrator said, in one of the royal’s few comments about Kate’s condition since she announced that she was undergoing treatment for cancer. William was on a solo tour of St. Mary’s Community Hospital on the Isles of Scilly, an archipelago off the Cornish coast in southwestern England. He travelled there to break ground for a new building that will include inpatient treatment beds and a maternity suite. “I asked William about his wife Kate and he said, ‘She’s doing well, thanks,’” hospital administrator Tracy Smith told reporters. “And I suggested they might like to come for a visit and bring the children.” The Princess of Wales stepped away from public duties after announcing on March 22, that she had been diagnosed with an undisclosed form of cancer. In a video message, she said she had begun chemotherapy. The news came after King Charles III her father-in-law also announced a cancer diagnosis. He returned to public-facing duties last …

Michelle Obama shares photos of ultra-private daughters Malia, 25, and Sasha, 22, in rare personal update

Michelle Obama shares photos of ultra-private daughters Malia, 25, and Sasha, 22, in rare personal update

[ad_1] Michelle Obama loves nothing more than being a mom and despite her daughters being thrown into the spotlight during their father Barack Obama’s time in office, she has always been incredibly protective of their privacy.  Even now, little is known about Malia, 25, and Sasha, 22, who prefer to keep out of the spotlight, but ahead of Mother’s Day, Michelle delighted fans on social media after sharing some rare photos from their family album.  These have all been uploaded onto Pinterest, including a sweet photo of Michelle with Malia and Sasha as little girls, titled “me with my girls,” and another of Malia holding a baby Sasha.  You may also likeVIDEO: Michelle Obama opens up about being an empty nester Michelle posted her Pinterest board on Instagram alongside a message telling fans that she had returned to the popular photo sharing site.  She wrote: “I’m back on @Pinterest! Ahead of Mother’s Day, I’ve created a board that features some fun throwback photos, quotes from #TheLightWeCarry, and some beautiful artwork from artists who’ve shared the …

Rare Win For Rishi Sunak As UK Gets Out Of Recession

Rare Win For Rishi Sunak As UK Gets Out Of Recession

[ad_1] The UK economy grew by 0.6% in the first quarter of the year, after a period of recession at the end of 2023. PM Rishi Sunak had an unexpected win on Friday when the Office for National Statistics announced the economy grew by 0.4% in March, with a growth 0.2% in February. Gross domestic product (GDP) outgrew expectations this year – economists told Reuters news agency that they expected the overall figure to just by 0.4%. This is the most significant economic growth the UK has seen since the end of the Covid pandemic. The UK faced two consecutive three-month periods of economic contraction at the end of 2023, resulting in a short and shallow recession. It also means the prime minister finally gets to tick off another one of his five pledges – “grow the economy”. However, the overall picture for the country is still not so great – the OECD has forecast little extra growth for the UK over the next 18 months. The think tank recently cut its forecast for its …

Jeff Bezos’ fiancée Lauren Sanchez shares rare photo of ex Tony Gonzalez on ‘really emotional day’ with oldest son Nikko

Jeff Bezos’ fiancée Lauren Sanchez shares rare photo of ex Tony Gonzalez on ‘really emotional day’ with oldest son Nikko

[ad_1] Lauren Sanchez is a proud mom! Just days after making her Met Gala debut in a magnificent mirrored Oscar de la Renta ball gown, the 54-year-old is celebrating another big moment, but in the life of her son Nikko Gonzalez. The 23-year-old is Lauren’s oldest of her three children, her son with former NFL tight end Tony Gonzalez. Lauren also shares 17-year-old Evan and 16-year-old Ella with her ex-husband Patrick Whitesell. The journalist and philanthropist shared a series of photos of Nikko as a baby, one of him hoisted in his mother’s arms, and one with his dad, and his mom couldn’t help but gush over him graduating college. You may also likeLauren Sanchez films inside beautiful kitchen with fiancé Jeff Bezos “Really emotional day for me,” she wrote. “My firstborn graduated from college today! My heart is overflowing with pride for this incredible young man. It seems like yesterday your dad and I were carrying you in our arms.” “I just want you to know how immensely proud I am of you for …

Emma Bunton’s rare photos of towering teenage children Beau and Tate

Emma Bunton’s rare photos of towering teenage children Beau and Tate

[ad_1] After leaving behind her Spice Girls days, Emma Bunton settled into family life with her husband Jade Jones and two kids Beau, 16, and Tate, 13. The singer has described herself as a fiercely protective “mama bear” who tends to maintain a high level of privacy about her teenage children, including often obscuring their faces on social media. You may also likeWATCH: Emma Bunton shares rare video of home life with children Beau and Tate When asked about whether she would support her children going into the entertainment business like her and singer Jade, she told the MailOnline: “I feel very lucky that being in the industry I have learned a lot along the way. “My mum, bless her, didn’t know anything about the business but the love, support, travelling with me, that was needed,” she said. “But my children no matter what industry they go in, I will protect them. I am a bit of a mama bear and I will protect them to the end.” See Emma’s rare photos with Beau and Tate… Birthday …

Morocco to become rare military drone manufacturer, thanks to cooperation with Israel

Morocco to become rare military drone manufacturer, thanks to cooperation with Israel

[ad_1] A WanderB-VTOL drone from Israeli company BlueBird Aero Systems at the Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, Seine-Saint-Denis, June 2023. GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP Joining South Africa, Egypt and Nigeria, Morocco is soon to become a member of the group of African countries that build military drones. The announcement was made by Ronen Nadir, founder and president of the Israeli company BlueBird Aero Systems, which belongs in part to the state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries corporation. In a statement published on April 13 by the Spanish magazine Zona Militar, the former Israeli air force commander said that a production plant for unmanned aircraft (ASPs) had been created in Morocco and would start operating in the near future. Read more Subscribers only Moroccan political and business leaders caught up in international drug trafficking case No details have been released on the location of this installation, nor on its start-up date. BlueBird Aero Systems declined a request by Le Monde for comment. Nadir’s remarks did not elicit any official comment from the Moroccan side either, …

Prince Archie blows out candles in rare birthday video

Prince Archie blows out candles in rare birthday video

[ad_1] Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s son Prince Archie has turned five, with the young royal celebrating his big day on the anniversary of his grandfather King Charles’ coronation; 6 May.  The Duke and Duchess of Sussex chose to celebrate in private, deciding against sharing a photograph of their son on his birthday like the Prince and Princess of Wales do for their children each year.  While royal fans may not have seen Prince Archie on his birthday, celebrations from previous years suggest the young royal was showered with love on his milestone day.  In a throwback video, shared on the Netflix docuseries Harry & Meghan, Prince Archie was seen showing off his candle-blowing skills when it was his sister Princess Lilibet’s first birthday. Watch the sweet moment in the clip below… WATCH: Prince Archie blows out birthday candles for Princess Lilibet The family threw a garden party at their UK home Frogmore Cottage, and Archie was seen climbing onto the table to help his sibling out with the task. Prince Harry and Meghan looked …

iPod Nano Makes Rare Appearance in Apple Ad for Thinner iPad Pro

iPod Nano Makes Rare Appearance in Apple Ad for Thinner iPad Pro

[ad_1] The new iPad Pro has dethroned the iPod nano as Apple’s thinnest device ever, and the company has promoted this feat in a nostalgic ad. In a video shared on TikTok and other social media platforms, Apple highlights the new 13-inch iPad Pro measuring only 5.1mm thick, compared to 5.4mm for the iPod nano. The model shown is a seventh-generation iPod nano, which was released in 2012. Apple discontinued the iPod nano in 2017, and this is the first time we have seen the device appear in an ad in quite some time. Even the 11-inch iPad Pro is now thinner than the iPod nano, as Apple explains: The new iPad Pro — the thinnest Apple product ever — features a stunningly thin and light design, taking portability to a whole new level. The 11-inch model is just 5.3 mm thin, and the 13-inch model is even thinner at a striking 5.1 mm, while both models are just as strong as the previous design. The 11-inch model weighs less than a pound, and the …

AstraZeneca Pulls COVID Vaccine After Admitting Rare Side Effect

AstraZeneca Pulls COVID Vaccine After Admitting Rare Side Effect

[ad_1] In yet another damning development for the ‘safe and effective’ crowd, AstraZeneca has announced the worldwide withdrawal of its Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, branded as Vaxzevria, due to a rare but serious side effect. This decision marks the end of the vaccine once hailed as a “triumph for British science” by Boris Johnson and credited with saving over six million lives, The Telegraph reports.  The vaccine has been credited with saving millions of lives Credit: GETTY IMAGES EUROPE/MATTHEW HORWOOD The pharmaceutical giant voluntarily withdrew its “marketing authorization” in the European Union earlier this week, with similar actions expected soon in the UK and other approving countries. The move, described by the company as driven by “commercial reasons,” coincides with the availability of newer vaccines designed to combat emerging variants. That said, the timing of the withdrawal follows months of intense scrutiny over a rare side effect. In a recent High Court document, the company admitted that Vaxzevria could, in very rare instances, cause Thrombosis with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome (TTS), which has been linked to at least 81 …