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.
European satellites are investigating the development of two distinct weak points within the South Atlantic Anomaly of Earth's magnetic field.
Earth's magnetic field flipped 26 times every million years during the Cambrian period, the highest frequency ever documented.
What causes the sun's 11-year cycle of sunspot activity? According to two new studies, it could be literal tsunamis of plasma.
The monster black hole at the center of the Milky Way is eerily quiet, and now astronomers think they know why.
Jupiter's magnetic field has changed since the 1970s, and now physicists think they know why it's happening.
Here’s one explanation for why Earth’s magnetic field undergoes weird geomagnetic jerks every decade or so.
The ghostly 'quasiparticles' have barely any material existence, but physicists are still managing to manipulate them into uncanny shapes.
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.
There's a mighty wind a-blowin' out of the Cigar Galaxy, and it could teach astronomers how the first stars formed.