Scientists are saying that the Sun is in a phase of "solar lull" - meaning that it has fallen asleep - and it is baffling them. History suggests that periods of unusual "solar lull" coincide with bitterly cold winters.
Daily chart: Americans celebrate their independence from Britain on July 4th with fireworks, hot dogs and a sea of Star-Spangled Banners. Freedom in 1776 came around 170 years after the first English settlers landed. Today’s chart reveals when differing countries earned their independence, and when they celebrate it http://econ.st/14Qjlo3