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Have you got a burning science question that needs an answer? How It Works is here to help!  Every Thursday between 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm GMT our team will be answering your science...

How do electric buses work?

These vehicles can help the planet and tackle traffic – all without making a sound (Image source: Pixabay) Transport makes up a quarter of the world’s carbon emissions, with buses producing an average of 822 grams...

What in a snake’s venom makes it poisonous?

(Image source: Pixabay) Question from Oscar Schulz There are three main types of toxic secretion in snakes designed to stop prey in its tracks. Cytotoxins are rich in enzymes and kick-start digestion of soft...

How do wireless chargers work?

A breakthrough that took place over 100 years ago has led to the convenient new charging technology of today (Image source: Pixabay) When we think about electricity, many of us automatically envisage wires, whether...

Heroes of Science: Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin

The woman who changed our understanding of the Sun​ Cecilia Payne was born in England to highly motivated and successful parents. Her father was a fellow of Oxford University, and her mother was a...

Can you injure yourself by stretching?

(Image source: Pixabay) Question from Imre Sebestyén We all know how enjoyable it is to have a good stretch when we get out of bed in the morning. As well as being rewarding, stretching...