Magnets, those objects that attract or repel each other, are more than staples of your refrigerator door. They are found in just about every laptop and the force they produce protects Earthlings from some lethal radiation from space. Live Science keeps up with the most interesting discoveries related to magnets and magnetism.
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Gigantic 'solar tornado' taller than 14 Earths raged for 3 days. What caused it?
By Harry Baker published
A massive solar tornado recently towered over the sun's north pole for three days. The plasma twister was created by a rapidly rotating magnetic field.
Science of the Paranormal: Can You Trust Your Own Mind?
By Stephanie Pappas last updated
A trip through the scientific research into paranormal experiences leads directly to the human brain.
The Shady Science of Ghost Hunting
By Benjamin Radford last updated
Ghost hunters use some very high-tech equipment and plenty of illogic. And somehow they fail to find what they seek. But of course, the hunt continues.
Wireless Devices Overwhelm Nature's Signals
By Jeremy Hsu last updated
The "electronic fog" of manmade signals could dampen scientific discoveries.
Plasma Waves Studied for New Electronics
By William Stillman last updated
Bill Stillman leaves a long career as an engineer to go back to school and learn a new field.
Ice Samples Reveal a Massive Sun Storm Hit Earth in Ancient Times...And It Could Happen Again
By Charles Q. Choi last updated
A gigantic solar storm hit Earth about 2,600 years ago, one about 10 times stronger than any solar storm recorded in the modern day, a new study finds.
Eerie Sky Glow Called 'Steve' Isn't an Aurora, Is 'Completely Unknown' to Science
By Brandon Specktor last updated
There is a beautiful mystery in the sky, and its name is Steve.
Physicists discover never-before seen particle sitting on a tabletop
By Robert Lea published
This newly-discovered particle could account for dark matter.
8 ways you can see Einstein's theory of relativity in real life
By Jesse Emspak published
Reference Relativity is one of the most famous scientific theories of the 20th century, but how well does it explain the things we see in our daily lives?
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