Second Cycle 24 spot a "Tiny Tim" spot

The disturbed magnetic area I mentioned yesterday has finally turned into what appears to be a real sunspot, but it is quite small: Since magnetograms weren’t available to Galileo, Wolf, and Maunder, I wonder if a spot this small would have been detected in their time? Perhaps many of the spots in the period of…

Gore to press: Stay Out!

Credit: Robert Vamosi / CNET Networks First you have to wonder what global warming has to do with a computer security conference (RSA) in the first place, but then the real surprise comes when you find that Al Gore did not allow any members of the press to attend. One blogger, Tim Wilson, with press credentials writes: Gore,…