NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) spacecraft has detected magnetic activity occurring in a new and surprising way in the environment of near-Earth space.
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.
Satellites circling Earth have mapped an elusive, invisible force in unprecedented detail: the magnetic field created by the currents in the planet's salty oceans, according to new research.
Minerals locked in clays burnt by ancient African farmers reveal the history of Earth's magnetic field.
Thanks to a solar storm, the northern part of North America may see a dazzling auroral display tonight.
Earth's magnetic poles, whatever they're doing, are not going to spark chaos and kill us all — a scenario making the rounds online right now.
An amateur astronomer appears to have made contact with the Imager for Magnetopause-to-Aurora Global Exploration (IMAGE) satellite, which lost contact with NASA in 2005.
A man in India has reportedly died after being yanked toward a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine, according to news reports.
Ultraviolet light is a type of electromagnetic radiation. These high-frequency waves can damage living tissue.
A new study suggests that stimulating a precise spot in patients' brains may ease symptoms of auditory hallucinations, or "hearing voices."
High-speed video of the northern lights has revealed why the glorious celestial shows sometimes flicker like strobe lights: It's all about the gases.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses powerful magnets to realign a body's atoms, which creates a magnetic field that a scanner uses to create a detailed image of the body.
With the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21 only a few weeks away, astronomers have revealed what skywatchers can expect to see as the sun disappears behind the moon.