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5 fun science kits from the last century

You simply wouldn’t believe what they let Joe public play with in the early-mid 20th century! We’ve come a long way from giving school children deadly poison and radioactive rocks in their chemistry sets....

How It Works is 10 years old!

How It Works magazine is celebrating its 10th anniversary this week, and we’re giving away goodies on Twitter and Facebook, as well as a subscription offer that’s practically giving you free copies of the magazine. Our cover features...

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...

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...

How do forest fires form and spread?

Forest fires burn over 4 million acres of land per year, with an average of 106,400 fires taking place. These can move up to speeds of 14 miles per hour. But what factor permits...

Call for Entries: Science Photographer of the Year 2019

Coral Architecture by Andrey Narchuk Could you be the next Science Photographer of the Year? Entries are now being accepted for The Royal Photographic Society’s new Science Photographer of the Year competition 2019. There...