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New Great Days Out app available now

The UK is littered with thousands of exciting and educational places to visit. These include amazing museums, national parks, English Heritage sites, railways and cathedrals, which would all make excellent venues for a family day out. At How It Works, … Continued

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Home science experiments: Grow your own crystals

It’s British Science Week, and here at How It Works we’re celebrating by showing you some of our favourite science experiments that you can try at home. Here’s how you can grow your own crystals using just salt and water! You will need: 75g … Continued

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Answer ten questions to be in with a chance of winning a cool Airfix model

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How It Works 67 quiz

Can you get all ten questions right to be in with a chance of winning an Airfix Ford Fiesta

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Woolly mammoths could be brought back from extinction

The discovery of a female mammoth carcass preserved in snow could allow biologists to bring the ancient creatures back from extinction. The mammoth, which scientists have nicknamed Buttercup, was found frozen in Siberia in May 2013, and carbon dating of her flesh has revealed that she … Continued

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Answer ten questions to be in with a chance of winning an awesome Airfix Boeing 737

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Google unveils Project Ara modular smartphone prototype

The first working prototype of Google’s Project Ara smartphone has been revealed. Six months after the design was unveiled, a video has appeared online that shows an engineer turning on and using the device. Project Ara aims to enable users to … Continued

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Tutankhamun’s likely cause of death uncovered

New findings revealed in BBC documentary Tutankhamun: The Truth Uncovered provide evidence of the ancient pharaoh’s poor health and likely cause of his untimely death. “When you think of Tutankhamun, you immediately think of a big golden mask, that you imagine must have been fit … Continued

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Ancient fish reveal the origins of sexual intercourse

Sexual intercourse among vertebrates – that’s animals with backbones, such as humans – is a lot older than first thought. 35 million years older, to be exact. It was previously thought intercourse and internal fertilisation began in primitive fish known as placoderms that lived around … Continued

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Discover Incredible Flying Machines and the science behind them

From the makers of science and technology magazine How It Works comes Incredible Flying Machines. This digital-only edition is crammed full of amazing aircraft, awe-inspiring imagery and facts, making it a must-have for any aviation enthusiast. Inside, you’ll learn about drone aircraft and how … Continued

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Giant kangaroos were too heavy to hop

A new study, published in the journal Plos One, has revealed that extinct kangaroos were up to three times larger than the size they are today and walked on two feet instead of hopping around. The Sthenurine family of kangaroos, which existed … Continued

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Today is the birthday of the late but always great Andy Warhol

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100 years since the Great War

HIW ‘Military Monday’ series is a weekly recap of the history of World War One. Check out what you’ve been missing right here.

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