How It Works

The Science of Social Media

Social media is one of the defining technologies of the 21st century, but what’s really going on behind the scenes?

Product Review: AlcoSense Excel

Whether you’ve been celebrating a birthday, anniversary or you’ve watched the semi-final of the World Cup 2018, you might be feeling the effects this morning. But how much of last’s night’s booze is still in your system? How It Works … Continued

Issue 114 preview: Megasharks

Meet the monstrous MEGASHARKS that ruled the rehistoric oceans Also inside: Saving Earth from space, epic engineering, how to build a superyacht, continued human evolution and so much more!!   Pick up your copy of issue 114 from all good … Continued

9 Record-breaking royals

Meet the richest, deadliest and longest-lived monarchs and find out who has the most wives, most money and the most heirs

6 strange sounds from Earth

Discover 6 of Earth’s most mysterious noises and the science behind their surreal sound waves

How to make a bubble bottle

Create a simple lava lamp at home using household ingredients Step 1. Make it bright First take a clear plastic bottle. You can use a small bottle or a large two-litre bottle, any size works, but large bottles will require … Continued

13 chemistry life hacks

A little science knowledge goes a long way when it comes to solving these everyday problems

What are hormones?

Brain Dump: your curious questions answered!

How nature inspires technology

Find out how engineers, architects and designers have been taking a leaf out of nature’s book