magnetism

The Moon

The Moon Has Tan Lines, NASA Says

Magnetic hotspots on the Moon might contain clues about how to protect humans from radiation on other planets.
Becky Ferreira
2.28.19
Motherboard

What Happens if the Magnetic North Pole Keeps Rushing Toward Siberia?

On Monday, the World Magnetic Model was updated to account for the north pole’s eccentric behavior, after a delay caused by the US federal shutdown.
Becky Ferreira
2.5.19
auroras

Scientists Solve the Mystery of Why the Northern and Southern Lights Don't Match

A leading explanation for the different patterns seen in Earth’s northern and southern auroras has been ruled out.
Becky Ferreira
1.29.19
Motherboard

Earth's Magnetic Field Almost Collapsed 565 Million Years Ago

Our planet's core probably started solidifying in the late Ediacaran period, which recharged the magnetic field in the nick of time.
Becky Ferreira
1.28.19
mercury

Humanity’s Next Mission to Mercury Will Test Einstein’s Theory of Relativity

BepiColombo is scheduled to launch from French Guiana at 9:45 PM ET on October 19.
Becky Ferreira
10.19.18
Sun Flares

Scientists Isolate the Mechanism Behind the Sun’s Most Mysterious Flares

As our civilization increasingly depends on electronic infrastructure, we need to brace for the impacts of space weather.
Becky Ferreira
2.7.18
This is quasy

The Light of a Quasar Revealed This Distant Galaxy's Magnetic Field

My God, it’s full of magnets.
Jacob Dubé
8.28.17
studies

Physicists Open a Tabletop Magnetic 'Wormhole'

It doesn't really warp the fabric of spacetime, but still.
Michael Byrne
8.22.15
Design

Help Mini-Figurines Escape a Magnetic Table Maze

Spoiler alert: they can NEVER leave.
Bonnie van den Heuvel
5.4.15
Art

These Alien Sculptures Were Formed With Magnets and Gravity

Jólan van der Wiel uses magnets to create futuristic sculptures that look out of this world.
Beckett Mufson
7.15.14
Art

Creating Moving, Alien Forms With Magnetic Liquids

<p>A Singapore-based artist records his experiments in ferrofluid.</p>
Erica Gonsales
4.4.12