Didn’t see the Northern Lights? We gotchu.

Plus, psychedelic toad venom.
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In photos: jaw-dropping aurora seen across the world in best ‘solar superstorm’ since 2003 | Forbes

“The aurora was seen across the world this past weekend as the strongest geomagnetic storm for 21 years struck Earth’s atmosphere — just as predicted. The aurora borealis (northern lights) were visible as far south as Florida and Switzerland in the northern hemisphere while the aurora australis (southern lights) showed up as far north as New Zealand. The aurorae are caused by the solar wind in space — charged particles from the sun — being accelerated down the field lines of the Earth’s magnetic field. They occur in Earth’s ionosphere hundreds of miles up.”

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A father and son designed the world’s fastest quadcopter drone | Popular Science

“A father-and-son team recently set a new Guinness World Record for the fastest quadcopter drone, speeding past the previous title holder. After months of fiery trial-and-error, Luke and Mike Bell’s remote-controlled Peregrine 2 design buzzed through the air at a ridiculous 298 mph.”

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If you read a lot of fiction, scientists have very good news about your brain | Neoscope

“To figure out how reading fiction affects the brain, Lena Wimmer (postdoctoral researcher at Germany's Maximilian University) and her co-researchers conducted two meta-analyses. … In the first meta-analysis, … the researchers found that reading fiction had a small but ‘statistically significant’ positive effect on subjects' cognition. In particular, the people in that cohort who read more fiction seemed to better empathize with others and understand the way they thought, PsyPost explains. … The second meta-analysis, … found an even more substantial positive correlation between reading fiction and cognitive abilities, especially when it came to verbal skills, reasoning, abstract thinking, and problem-solving.”

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Could this toad’s psychedelic venom be the next big thing in antidepressants? | IFLScience

“There’s a new psychedelic in town, and it comes all wrapped up in a nice amphibious package. A new study has investigated a modified form of the compound 5-MeO-DMT — a relative of DMT that's extracted from the venom of the Colorado River toad (Incilius alvarius) — and concluded it could be an effective treatment option for depression and anxiety.”

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