Physicists are keen on solving the mysteries of the Earth’s magnetic field. Their curiosity has a practical side – when solar storms that create the aurora are bent by the magnetic field, it can affect technologies that modern civilization depends on.
VIDEO: Against all odds, while researchers helicoptered over Svalbard and filmed a calving glacier, a seismometer recorded the activity. The data they registered can help in detecting calving episodes and understanding the dynamics of glacial activity.
When special cells known as fibroblasts are active, cancer can spread throughout the body. Scientists are trying to find out how they can deactivate the fibroblast cells. In the long term, the studies may lead to treatments for otherwise incurable cancer.