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The Apollo Program

The Apollo Program The trailblazing NASA missions that took us to the Moon In the late 1950s, the US and the Soviet Union were racing to reach a major milestone in spaceflight: put humans on the Moon then return them … Continued

Win It Wednesday #1 – Can you guess what it is?

Can you guess what our macro image of the week is from? Guess what this is for your chance to win a bundle of space books worth £50. Using a reverse lens macro technique, the anonymous artist Pyanek gives us … Continued

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!

The Skeleton Coast

Discover the Namibian coastline that’s strewn with rusted ships and human bones…

How It Works magazine issue 99

Issue 99 preview: Rise of the Machines

Read about how AI and robotics will change the world, wonder at Da Vinci’s marvellous machines and discover your very own superpowers in issue 99!

Warm Neptune HAT-26b

There’s a warm Neptune?

Find out about an exoplanet that is remarkably similar to the ice giant in our solar system but just a little bit hotter