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.
In tandem with his 10/6/11 show appearance, Ed Dames sent us an animated NASA photo of a spectacular coronal mass ejection from the sun's farside, on October 4th, 2011. "Whatever active region produced it will be looking us in the face, in about a week or so," he writes. View the animation here.