Science News Roundup: Shifting north magnetic pole forces unprecedented navigation fix
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Shifting north magnetic pole forces unprecedented navigation fix
Rapid shifts in the Earth's north magnetic pole are forcing researchers to make an unprecedented early update to a model that helps navigation by ships, planes and submarines in the Arctic, scientists said. Compass needles point towards the north magnetic pole, a point which has crept unpredictably from the coast of northern Canada a century ago to the middle of the Arctic Ocean, moving towards Russia.
(With inputs from agencies.)