Scientists Detect Signs of a Hidden Structure Inside Earth’s Core

Scientists Detect Signs of a Hidden Structure Inside Earth’s Core Tessa Koumoundouros 4 March 2021 While most of us take the ground beneath our feet for granted, written within its complex layers, like pages of a book, is Earth’s history. Our history. Now researchers have found more evidence for a whole new chapter deep within […]

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Did a Magnetic Field Reversal Doom Neanderthals?

Did a Magnetic Field Reversal Doom Neanderthals? A Neanderthal expert weighs in on a new theory that proposes a swap in the planet’s poles triggered a climate catastrophe that killed off our evolutionary cousins. Anna Goldfield4 Mar 2021 I remember exactly where I was when I first learned about magnetic field reversals: sitting in a lab […]

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Are the Earth’s shifting magnetic fields causing climate change?

Are the Earth’s shifting magnetic fields causing climate change? The Earth’s magnetic fields help sustain life on our planet but they could also be a driver for climate change and the reason why some species have become extinct. This is the bold claim made in a scientific paper published in Science magazine this week. The […]

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Earth’s Magnetic Poles Can Flip Much More Often Than Anyone Thought

Hot liquid that churns around Earth’s outer core powers a gigantic magnetic field that’s been hugging our planet since its infancy, protecting it from harmful solar radiation. But this magnetic field is known to get restless — and a couple of times every million years or so, the poles flip, and magnetic south becomes magnetic […]

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