Earth's Magnetic Field Is Up To Some Seriously Weird Stuff And No One Knows Why

Computer simulation of the Earth's magnetic field in a period of normal polarity. Dr Gary A. Glatzmaier/Los Alamos National Laboratory?US Department of Energy. The planet’s magnetic field is up to mischief again and geologists are pretty dumbfounded. Earth’s magnetic poles can wander several kilometers every year, however, the north pole's movement has become increasingly stranger in recent years. For reasons that are currently unclear, the magnetic north pole seems to be increasingly slipping away from Canada and towards Siberia at an erratic rate, according to a news report in Nature. “The location of the north magnetic pole appears to be governed by two large-scale patches of ma ... | Read more at IFLScience