Microscopic Magnets

Did you know that the first magnets were
discovered over four thousand years ago?
It was an accidental discovery — metallic
objects would stick to mysterious black rocks
called lodestones. We now know that lode-
stones contain magnetite, a naturally magnetic
compound made from iron oxide... Read more


The world is full of people who discover things — big things, little things, mysterious things. While the rest of us eat breakfast or go to class or IM, scientists do science.

Teams of people may work for months or years to advance a piece of knowledge; they depend on the people who came before; they help the people who come later.

What A Year! highlights a breakthrough each month and gives some information about the people behind it. You can learn what's going on in your scientific back yard, and to dig a lot deeper if you want.

Have a great year!

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