New data from the ESA's Swarm satellite array shows that Earth's magnetic field is weakening, but don't worry, doomsday is not in the forecast.
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.
The number of cases of children ingesting magnets has tripled, resulting in serious injuries that require surgery, according to a new study.
Strange stripelike features in Earth's magnetic field are caused by the planet's spin, and not by the constant bombardment of solar particles as previously thought, scientists say.
You could generate the electricity needed to charge your smartphone just by walking around, with a new device called a triboelectric generator, researchers say.
Researchers have directly measured a photon's 27-dimensional quantum state, which could make it simpler to build quantum-mechanical technologies such as quantum computers and unbreakable codes.
A solar flare that erupted on the sun this week could intensify the northern lights, and perhaps bring dazzling auroras as far south as Seattle, Chicago and Boston.
Spectroscopes split light into different wavelengths. You can use them to determine the chemical composition of objects such as stars and elements.
A mild electrical stimulation to a specific brain area could be an effective treatment for some patients with eating disorders such as bulimia, researchers say.
The Earth's magnetic field is responsible for the rotation of both the inner and outer cores, new research suggests.
The new magnet is part of an overhaul to the particle collider that could help unravel the properties of the Higgs boson.