Tagged: magnets

No, opposites do not attract - Guest Work

Guest Author Feb 14, 2018

Matthew D. Johnson, Binghamton University, State University of New York This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Everyone seems to agree that opposites attract. Young and old people, happy and distressed couples, single folks and married partners – all apparently buy the classic adage about love. Relationship experts have … Read More

What would you ask a scientist?! - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Aug 27, 2015

In preparation for Queenstown Research Week, Auckland University’s Prof Peter Shepherd asked primary school kids what questions they would ask a scientist. One class at Shotover Primary School sent us this list: Edit: A group of 10-11 year olds from Wakatipu High have added to the list (Q29-48) How does the sky stay up? How does … Read More

Copper & Magnetic Healing: How to Respond to Complaints - Honest Universe

Mark Hanna Nov 21, 2014

Last Saturday, I was in a store that had a display on their counter advertising copper and magnetic jewellery: As you may be aware, claims that copper jewellery are able to help with arthritis are relatively common, although the evidence is pretty negative. The claim about magnets attracting iron in your blood and thereby increasing […] … Read More

BioMag Gets Rude Awakening Over Melatonin Claims - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Jun 27, 2013

Early this year I came across a BioMag website which made the following claim: “BioMag’s scientifically engineered magnet system stimulates nerve endings which increases your body’s blood flow and helps produce a chemical called melatonin.” “Melatonin plays a key role in providing you with a deeper, more restorative sleep and alleviating insomnia related problems.” However, when I checked the scientific … Read More

Magical Magnetic Thinking Strikes Again - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Oct 12, 2011

A new magnetic “device” is being sold in New Zealand, targeting women. Apparently the mn8 device will assist with everything from period pain and water retention to gaining stronger nails and more energy. This “device” can be purchased online at PharmacyNZ for $76 – not exactly cheap. As one skeptic has already pointed out – wouldn’t it be … Read More