How It Works

How It Works issue 23 on sale now!

That’s right! The latest and greatest issue of your favourite magazine is out now. Literally, right this second. There is lots to get excited about too, with the issue packed with features on Android smartphones, the planet’s most intelligent animals, the world’s fastest vehicles, the Messenger space probe and the largest dinosaurs ever discovered. In addition, we have reviews of the latest tech, a fascinating home experiment involving lasers, and our usual cavalcade of expert answers to your questions in the Braindump. You can find it here at the Imagine eShop.

So don’t miss out, get your copy of How It Works issue 23, also available in all good newsagents and supermarkets. And if you want to enjoy the magazine on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch, you can find it here at the Apple App Store and download it for just £1.99. Check it out today!

  • Lloyd

    I’d amend that to £1.99 after the iTunes App Store just changed their pricing structure. 😉

    • Good point, Lloyd. It’s been changed 🙂

      Jonny O’Callaghan
      Staff Writer

  • I would like to make one slight suggestion for the “Next Issue” page. Could you please put the on-sale dates for the next two issues? This request might sound just a little strange, but there is a reason for it.

    I’m one of your US readers. As I’m sure you know, we get each issue of HOW IT WORKS on a one-month delay, so this announcement means that I should be seeing HIW #22 on my local newsstands soon. Having the on-sale dates for the next two issues will give those of us in the US a better idea of when the new (to us) issue will be available.

  • abraham spitzer

    I would like to subscribe

  • js

    I’d like to purchase the 3 issues for £1 trial but I have already bought issue 23. Can i start from issue 24? It doesn’t tell me which issues it will start on.

    Cheers JS

    • js, yes you can start from 24, it should give you the option when you sign up.


      Jonny O’Callaghan
      Staff Writer

  • Victor Sherman

    II have a couple of suggestions and comments. I recently purchased your Amazing Technology mag from the newsstand. It’s a fascinating read throughout, but I wished that it dug a bit deeper in some areas. For example, in describing how smoke alarms work, you describe quite well how the ionization chamber worked – it would have been great to see a cross-section of that chamber and its components including the Americium.

    Related to Americium, it would be fantastic if you started to do a monthly profile of a random element from the periodic table in your How Things Work monthly mag. To keep it in the right contexts for the mag, one approach might be centered around describing the role it plays in the most popular usage for that given element. For example Americium in the smoke alarm – but this time focusing on americium and its work inside the chamber with visuals. Or describing why silicon in the best material for chips and how it works. Another approach might be to focus on the not so well known usages for given elements. The Periodic Table of Videos has been such a hit on YouTube (, and adding a dedicated column in your mag would be a great way to educate and excite your readers about one of science’s fundamental pillars.

    Thanks for one of the best monthly mags out there!!

    • That’s a great idea Victor. We’ll definitely look into doing something like that in future issues.

      With regards to article lengths, I’m sure you’ll appreciate that, as we pack so much in, it’s often difficult to go into extreme detail about a certain topic, but we do ensure we cover each topic in as much detail as possible.

      Thanks for the comment.

      Jonny O’Callaghan
      Staff Writer