How It Works

6 Popular Science Myths – Busted

Science myths have been around for a long time. With modern technology meaning that we can exchange information so fast, it is surprising that many of them still circulate today.

Nature’s Top 5 Weirdest Defence Mechanisms

Defence mechanisms are the ways in which animals have evolved to protect themselves against danger. There are many ways they can do this – camouflage like a snake or playing dead like an opossum. Here are the top five of the strangest defence mechanisms nature has to offer!

Regenerating skin without scarring

The end of scars?

How a scientific breakthrough could help make the body regenerate like new in the future

Can we bring cells back to life?

Bringing cells back to life

Read the story of one company who is trying to make limb regeneration and reanimation a possibility

What is plasma?

Discover the highly energised matter that powers life on Earth.

The good, the bad, and the ugly bacteria

Not all bacteria are bad, but some can be deadly. Discover the trillions of helpful microbes in your body and their equally sinister cousins.

The science of FEAR

The science behind our screams of terror when we watch a scary movie, ride a rollercoaster, or find a spider in the bathtub.

The truth about sugar

How It Works Daily reveals the facts about sugar you need to know. Find out where it comes from and how it is processed, and discover exactly what happens when it enters the body.