Author: Scott Dutfield

10 of the world’s deadliest avalanches

Image by Jacky Barrit from Pixabay 10. Blons, Austria 12 January 1954 Death toll: 57 Often considered Austria’s worst avalanche, it consisted of two slides nine hours apart. The first was a dry-snow avalanche...

How to put out a candle with CO2

Use science to amaze your friends by putting out a candle with a heavy gas Before you begin… If you’re under 18, make sure you have an adult with you. Image credit: Future PLC/...

5 at-home tips to boost your brainpower

Image by hainguyenrp from Pixabay 1. Stay Social  In a time where face-to-face social interaction is at its lowest, it’s important to remain social, not only for fun, but for your brain. Whether it’s...

What would plants look like on other planets?

How would forests on an alien planet survive and what might they look like? Image credit: © Caltech illustration by Doug Cummings It might seem like a concept straight out of a sci-fi movie,...

How It Works issue 146 is now on sale!

Looking forward to a bright new world in 2021? In this issue of How It Works magazine, we’re looking ahead to the hottest developments in science and technology, including: the launch of NASA’s JWST...

Inside the secret tomb of Emperor Qin

Meet the buried army of the First Emperor of China and his mysterious, as-yet-unopened tomb that he left behind Image by Christel SAGNIEZ from Pixabay Imagine the looks of surprise on the faces of...

The History of Christmas

From Ancient Egyptian festivals to current celebrations, how has history shaped Christmas around the globe? Image credit: Wikicomms/Richard Ernst For many people, Christmas is the most magical time of the year. While modern Christmas...

Wish List: Winter gadgets 2020

© Wacaco Nanopresso Is there anything better than a freshly brewed coffee on a cold winter day? With the Nanopresso by Wacaco you can get a fresh brew on the go. Adding either ground...

Wish List: Stargazing gadgets 2020

© Vaonis Stellina  Bring the power of a stellar observatory to your back garden with Stellina by Vaonis. This next-generation telescope allows stargazers to select a planet, star or nebula, and Stellina will locate...