In nature, one group of bacteria produces magnetic particles to orient themselves along Earth’s magnetic field lines.
8,000 tonnes of molten iron solidifies in Earth’s inner core every second – but it’s not distributed equally.
Researchers have found the first Australian evidence of this global event, during which people on Earth would have witnessed a multitude of spectacular auroras.
Geese honk loudly and point their bills toward the sky when they’re ready to start the migration. Here’s how they know it’s time, how they navigate and how they conserve energy on the grueling trip.
Earth’s magnetic field locks information into lava as it cools into rock. Millions of years later, scientists can decipher this magnetic data to build geologic timelines and maps.