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Solar Jets Cause Standing Waves in Earth's Magnetic Field

When jets of charged particles from the sun hit our magnetosphere, some of the ensuing ripples travel toward the northern and southern poles and get reflected back. The resulting interference allows standing waves to form, like on a drumhead...

March 19, 2019 — Jim Daley

Warming Arctic on Thin Ice

Scientific American collections editor Andrea Gawrylewski talks to managing editor Curtis Brainard about how warming in the Arctic affects us all. And glaciologist Elizabeth Case takes us out near Juneau to study and live on the shifting ice...

January 31, 2019 — Elizabeth Case and Steve Mirsky
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