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Can Humans Sense Magnetic Fields?
Can Humans Sense Magnetic Fields?
A study of people’s brainwaves hints at their unconscious ability to perceive the Earth’s magnetic field.
Can Humans Sense Magnetic Fields?
Can Humans Sense Magnetic Fields?

A study of people’s brainwaves hints at their unconscious ability to perceive the Earth’s magnetic field.

A study of people’s brainwaves hints at their unconscious ability to perceive the Earth’s magnetic field.

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Image of the Day: Gnashers
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 18, 2019 | 1 min read
A mollusk grows magnetic teeth so tough they can grind down rocks.  
Weak Magnetic Fields Manipulate Regeneration in Worms
Ruth Williams | Jan 30, 2019 | 3 min read
At magnetic field intensities somewhat above that of Earth, stem cell proliferation shifts gears.
Researchers Develop Sperm-Robot Hybrids to Deliver Drugs, Assist Fertilization
Diana Kwon | Apr 1, 2018 | 4 min read
The artificially motorized cells may one day help fight cancers in the female reproductive tract.
Implanted Magnetic Probes Measure Brain Activity
Ruth Williams | Nov 1, 2017 | 3 min read
Micrometer-size magnetrodes detect activity-generated magnetic fields within living brains.
Infographic: Reading the Mind’s Magnetism
Ruth Williams | Oct 31, 2017 | 1 min read
Newly designed sensors detect the magnetic fields generated by electrical activity within cat brains.
Biological Compass
Bob Grant | Nov 16, 2015 | 4 min read
A protein complex discovered in Drosophila may be capable of sensing magnetism and serves as a clue to how some animal species navigate using the Earth’s magnetic field.
Turtle Magnetism
Jenny Rood | Jan 19, 2015 | 1 min read
Loggerhead sea turtles use the Earth’s magnetic fields to find their way home.
Source of Animal Magnetism Identified
Hayley Dunning | Jul 9, 2012 | 3 min read
Decades after science discovered that animals can navigate using the earth’s magnetic field, researchers isolate the first vertebrate cells containing magnetic iron.
iPad Affects Shunt Settings
Jef Akst | Jun 26, 2012 | 2 min read
The settings of programmable shunt devices used to treat brain swelling in children can be altered by magnetic fields, such as those given off by the Apple iPad 2.
Pigeon GPS Identified
Megan Scudellari | Apr 26, 2012 | 3 min read
A population of neurons in pigeon brains encodes direction, intensity, and polarity of the Earth’s magnetic field.
Magnetic Yeast
Sabrina Richards | Feb 28, 2012 | 3 min read
Researchers succeed in magnetizing yeast cells, providing insight into how magnetism could be genetically induced in other organisms.
Magnetic Swimmers Cultured
Tia Ghose | Dec 22, 2011 | 3 min read
For the first time, researchers culture a bacteria that uses a magnetic sulfide compound to navigate.
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