Author: How It Works Team

Animal astronauts

Meet Laika – the first animal in orbit – and the other 9 space pioneering species that paved the way for human spaceflight.


This dangerous myth all started when a fraudulent study led by Dr Andrew Wakefield was published in the highly respected medical journal The Lancet in 1998. He studied children diagnosed with autism after receiving...

What is the Perseid meteor shower?

Keep a look out for the annual meteor display that is hitting the sky. The Perseid meteor shower is one of amateur astronomy’s most awe-inspiring events. Every summer, from the middle of July to the end of...