This Week in Science: Stonehenge Has Company, Solar Storms, and Baboon Boyfriend Benefits

September 12, 2014 1:17 PM

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This Week in Science: Stonehenge Has Company, Solar Storms, and Baboon Boyfriend Benefits

Stonehenge was surrounded by a complex of smaller henges and pit-like monuments that appear to have astronomical significance, according to new 3D-scanned maps of the area around the ancient stone circle. Half of all bird species in North America are facing grave threats from climate change. Two solar flares--one of which belongs to the most intense class of flares--erupted from a sunspot pointed toward Earth, sending a geomagnetic storm towards our planet.

Astronomers added a new address line for our planet: Laniakea Supercluster. A spate of a few sunny days seems to boost suicide rates, particularly in women. Earth's ozone layer is recovering, largely thanks to the elimination of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), chemicals once used in aerosol sprays, refr...

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