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Very rarely, depending on where you are in the world, your compass can actually point to true north. https://www.shutterstock.com

Explainer: what happens when magnetic north and true north align?

Recently, magnetic compasses at Greenwich pointed directly at true north for the first time in 360 years. This is currently happening in Western Australia too. But what does it mean?
The mass of the Earth is big enough that the gravitational force it creates can pull the hard shape of ice, rock and metal into a sphere. NASA Earth Observatory images by Joshua Stevens, using Suomi NPP VIIRS data from Miguel Román, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

Curious Kids: Why is the Earth round?

Imagine the Earth pulling everything it is made up of, all of its mass, towards its centre. This happens evenly all over the Earth, causing it to take on a round shape.
Saddleworth moor, where the victims of the Moors Murders were buried. blogsession.co.uk/Flickr

The science of finding buried bodies

50 years after the Moors Murders, UK police are still hoping to find a missing body. And scientists are working hard to help.
Still with mysteries to reveal after 7,000 years. Stonehenge Hidden Landscape Project LBIArchPRO

How technology, not spades, revealed what lies beneath Stonehenge

The recent discoveries at Stonehenge, including ritual monuments, burial mounds and a long barrow, are wonderful examples of how archaeological geophysics can be used in areas where excavation is hard…

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