No, the Sun is not about to plunge us into a new Ice Age

The Sun has been unusually quiet lately, with the solar wind the slowest it's been in 50 years and the sunspot cycle reduced to nothing more than the occasional belch. But don't believe reports that this spells doom for humanity. » 6/16/11 5:00pm 6/16/11 5:00pm

Why Is The Sun Getting Dimmer?

The sun seems to have broken out of its traditional 11-year cycle, and in the process, made scientists suspicious by being just a little too relaxed and uneventful recently. What's going on? » 4/24/09 7:30am 4/24/09 7:30am