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Environment

Top 5 Facts: Rainforest

1) Percentage power Scientists believe up to 75 per cent of the Earth’s species are indigenous to the rainforests. Despite this stunning figure, it is also postulated that millions have yet to be discovered. 2) Parrots-et-em-all The rainforests are also … Continued

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News

Find out why our stomachs rumble with this amazing video!

Has your stomach ever publicly embarrassed you by rumbling loudly? Find out what causes this noisy phenomenon with this awesome new video!   Find the answer to more baffling questions in How It Works magazine. Issue 72 is now on sale, and … Continued

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Technology

How does an X-ray work?

If you’ve ever broken a bone then you’ve probably had an x-ray, but how are these images of our insides made? Find the answer with our latest video! Find the answer to more baffling questions in How It Works magazine. Order it … Continued

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Science

How does the healing process work?

The human body has amazing regenerative powers, but how do they work? Find out in just 30 seconds with our simple explanation, complete with illustrations! Find the answer to more baffling questions in How It Works magazine. Issue 72 is now on … Continued

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Quiz

How It Works Issue 72 quiz

Win your very own Sphero app-controlled robot by answering just one simple question based on the latest issue of How It Works magazine! The Sphero Ollie can be controlled from your smartphone or tablet and reach speeds of up to 14mph. The free app also … Continued

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Transport

Could a passenger jet do a loop the loop?

You may have seen small aircraft performing incredible stunts in the air, but could a larger aircraft manage some aerial acrobatics too? Find the answer with our latest video! Find the answer to more baffling questions in How It Works magazine. Order it in print, download it onto … Continued

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How It Works Store

The Human Brain digital edition now on sale!

From the makers of How It Works comes The Human Brain, a digital-only edition all about the body’s most complex organ. Did you know the brain is always active and generates enough energy to power a light bulb? Packed with fascinating facts like … Continued

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Science

How do spiders make webs?

A spider’s web is one of nature’s greatest engineering feats, but how are they made? Find out in just 30 seconds with our simple explanation, complete with illustrations! Find the answer to more baffling questions in How It Works magazine. Order it … Continued

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Science

Is laughter contagious?

Have you ever started giggling just because your friend is too? Or found yourself chuckling along with a programme on the TV? Find out why laughter is so contagious with our latest video… Find the answer to more baffling questions in How … Continued

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Space

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope celebrates 25th anniversary

On 24 April 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope was launched into orbit aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery, but straight away it was obvious that something was wrong. The images being sent back were disappointingly blurry, and it was soon discovered that a tiny … Continued

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Science

How does a heart transplant work?

Replacing a heart is obviously a complicated procedure, but how is it done? Find out in just 30 seconds with our simple explanation, complete with illustrations! Find the answer to more baffling questions in How It Works magazine. Order it in print, download it onto … Continued

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How It Works Store

New Amazing Science digital edition from How It Works now on sale!

From the makers of science and technology magazine How It Works comes Amazing Science, a digital-only edition that includes Earth’s geology, the human body, outer space and more. There’s a one-on-one with Stephen Hawking, a behind-the-scenes look at forensics and the science of … Continued

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Environment

How do waterfalls form?

They are one of the most spectacular and majestic sites in nature, but how do waterfalls form? Find out in just 30 seconds with our simple explanation, complete with illustrations! Find the answer to more baffling questions in How It Works magazine. … Continued

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Space

Can anything withstand the immense heat of the Sun?

The Sun is surrounded by a layer of plasma which extends millions of miles into space, in some places reaching up to 3 million degrees Celsius (5.4 million degrees Fahrenheit). There are no known materials that can exist as solids, … Continued

Time
Science

How is time measured?

Our measurement of time is determined by the orbit of the Earth around the Sun, and the Moon around the Earth. In the western world we use what is known as the Gregorian calendar, as described here. However there are … Continued

Great Days Out
Instant facts

5 Great Days Out in London for you and your family

London has lots of fun and educational places to visit, from museums and palaces to skyscrapers and zoos. Here are just some of the most exciting places to go in England’s capital, but you can find loads more by downloading our free Great … Continued

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Technology

How is London’s traffic network controlled?

Smoothing London’s traffic takes a lot of coordination between Transport for London, the London boroughs, and the capital’s 6,000 traffic signal sites. The London Streets Traffic Control Centre, managed by TfL, works to manage traffic flows across the capital. By … Continued

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Instant facts

5 Great Days Out in Dorset for you and your family

Whether you live in the beautiful county of Dorset, or are just visiting for a holiday, here are some fun and educational places to discover. To help you plan your trip, or to find even more interesting locations, download our free … Continued

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Environment

Top 5 Facts: Earth’s axis and tides

1) Day and night During Earth’s year-long orbit round the Sun, it also rotates once a day round its axis, an imaginary line passing through the North and South Poles, creating day and night. 2) The seasons Earth’s axis tilts at … Continued

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