timothy from the still-time-to-buy-ammo dept.
AGD writes "According to the Guardian, Earth's magnetic field - the force that protects us from deadly radiation bursts from outer space - is weakening dramatically. . The article goes on to say 'Earth's magnetic field has disappeared many times before -- as a prelude to our magnetic poles flipping over, when north becomes south and vice versa.'"
"Love your country but never trust its government."
-- from a hand-painted road sign in central Pennsylvania