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Kids Just Can't Stop Eating These Magnets

Kids Just Can’t Stop Eating These Magnets

A 2013 photo of “Buckyballs,” a common magnetic toy product that could cause serious harm when ingested by children. Photo: Carolyn Kaster (AP) Recent research provides a clear example of the dangers of deregulation. The study found that poison center cells involving children swallowing high-powered magnets went up substantially after 2017 in the U.S., following …

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What Are Venus Flytraps Doing With Magnetic Fields?

What Are Venus Flytraps Doing With Magnetic Fields?

These predatory plants are more than meets the eye.Photo: Adam Berry/Getty Images (Getty Images) A team of researchers recently strapped a dismembered carnivorous plant to a sensitive instrument in Berlin, in a room that shuts out the world’s magnetic noise. It was a Venus flytrap’s “jaw”—really a specialized leaf—and when the team turned up the …

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