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You've probably had ice stick to your hand when you pull it out of the ice maker. But why is that?

By Alia Hoyt

The magnets found in an MRI machine are incredibly powerful. It can pull a stethoscope right out of a doctor's lab coat. So what would happen if you forgot to take out an earring? Ouch!

By Katherine Neer

Magnets produce magnetic fields and attract metals like iron, nickel and cobalt. They're used in all sorts of applications but how are they made and how do they work?

By Tracy V. Wilson & Chris Pollette


You use solenoids every day without ever knowing it. So what exactly are they and how do they work?

By Mark Mancini

You need to make a magnet stronger, but you’re not sure how to do it. Learn about how to make a magnet stronger in this article.

By Contributors

Make an electromagnet and show your children how fun science can be. Learn about how to make an electromagnet in this article.

By Contributors

The race is on to build some seriously strong magnetic fields that are capable of doing amazing thing, like literally mapping neurons.

By Kate Kershner


What was once fringe science is becoming mainstream — scientists now believe that humans may be able to detect Earth's magnetic field.

By Jesslyn Shields

Magnetism is at work all around you. Even our Earth is a giant magnet!

By Jesslyn Shields