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How Solenoids Work

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

Why Does Ice Stick to Your Fingers?

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

Humans, Like Other Animals, May Have a Magnetic Sixth Sense

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

Protein Allows Animals to Detect Earth's Magnetic Field

Scientists have a new lead on what gives some animals the ability to sense Earth's magnetic field.

The Chinese Are a Magnet Superpower

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

How to Make a Magnet Stronger

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.

How to Make an Electromagnet

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

What if I forgot to remove a piercing before an MRI?

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!

How Magnets Work

Magnets are used in all kinds of applications, but do you ever wonder exactly why it sticks to certain metals? Find out the answer to this and other questions as we explore exactly how magnets work.