On April 11th, a large solar flare erupted-- not as big as an X-class flare, but the most powerful so far of 2013. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured the event in detail (pictured). More at Space.com.
Author and researcher Mitch Horowitz discussed the growing popularity of witchcraft, and the worldwide revival of Wicca and pagan traditions. Yet, with this upsurge, there has been an unfortunate growing wave of violence against witches. Followed by Open Lines in the latter half.