The breathtaking new images of the violence of a solar flare – and the aurora it created on earth

The breathtaking new images that reveal the violence of a solar flare – and the beautiful aurora it created on earth Radiation from the eruption set to hit earth within hours, creating a “moderate geomagnetic storm” Incredible phenomenon could give new insight into how solar eruptions affect electricity supplied on earth . Nasa today released stunning video showing a 500,000 mile long “solar whip” on the surface of the sun – and the beautiful aurora it created on earth.

Is that the Hound of the Baskervilles you’re reading? The animals who like nothing more than taking time out with a good book

Is that the Hound of the Baskervilles you”re reading The pets who like nothing more than taking time out with a good book. We”ve all heard of a book worm – but what about a book dog, book cat, or even a book tortoise These adorable pictures of household pets with their noses apparently buried in books are creating a stir online.

Why it pays to stay calm: Anxiety can age you by SIX YEARS

Why it pays to stay calm: Anxiety may age you by SIX YEARS Women with phobias were found to have more cellular damage associated with ageing | UPDATED: 15:44 GMT, 12 July 2012 It will do nothing to calm a fearful person, but a new study has found that anxiety could make you grow old more quickly.

My embarrassing bladder was fixed by a "fishing line" implant

My embarrassing bladder was fixed by a “fishing line” implant No laughing matter: Isabel suffered stress incontinence for ten years A 25-minute operation likened by surgeons to ‘tightening a leaky pipe’ could end the misery of women suffering an embarrassing yet common condition. Stress incontinence – involuntary leaking from the bladder when coughing, laughing, sneezing or exercising – is thought to affect a third of women who have had children.