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Are any other animals monogamous?

Question from Helen Cross There are examples of monogamy throughout the animal kingdom. Gibbons, swans and black vultures are all known to pair up with a single partner, although infidelities do occasionally happen. Wandering...

Useless Body Parts: Vestigial organs

Why have humans and other animals stopped using certain organs and functions which were once crucial for survival? Charles Darwin is one of history’s most famous naturalists. Living in the 19th century, he became...

The human body: What are electrolytes?

We need these tiny ions to keep our muscles and nerves moving Our bodies are huge biochemical batteries, and to keep our nerves firing, our muscles moving and our hearts beating, we need to...

The dangers of loud music

How can high-volume sound cause hearing loss? The way we hear sound involves an intricate series of physical, chemical and electrical activity within our ears. An integral part of our ability to hear lies...

Issue 129 preview: The Future of 5G

Discover the future of 5G and how supercharged technology is going to change your life Also inside: NASA’s new Mars habitat goals, prehistoric mega creepy-crawlies, cryonics and so much more!! Find your nearest copy here 🌎...

Motor racing suits: How are they designed?

Find out how these hi-tech overalls help to keep drivers safe When your job involves speeding around racetracks at over 200 kilometres per hour, safety is paramount. In Formula series races an accident can...

Wish List: Eco-friendly gadgets 2019

©click & grow IIc The Smart Garden 9 Growing your own herbs and vegetables is a great way to cut down on plastic packaging and reduce your carbon footprint. However, in urbanised areas access...