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How It Works Magazine Issue 103 Back Issue

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Have you ever wondered how long it would take to get to Mars by aeroplane? Or how animals survive in the deepest and darkest depths of the ocean? Or how many different species of bats there are? Maybe you’re fascinated by black holes or enjoy learning about the history of different species. Whatever sparks your interest in the world, How It Works magazine will teach you something new in every single issue.

Covering interesting topics from an abundance of subjects such as history, space, nature, science, animals and technology, How It Works magazine is the perfect supplement for anyone curious about the incredible world around them. Every issue is jam-packed full of incredible and breathtaking facts ready to excite your wildest of curiosities.

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How It Works  |  Issue 103  

Cancer has been around longer than we have. Traces have been found in 70
million-year-old dinosaur bones, in a 120,000-year-old Neanderthal rib, and in a human skeleton dating back to 1200 BCE. And almost every animal, even sharks and naked mole rats, can get the disease. It was once untreatable. Ancient Roman doctor Celsus wrote, “After excision, even when a scar has formed, none the less the disease has returned.” Even if the tumours were removed, they kept coming back, but in ancient times we didn’t fully understand exactly what we were up against. But we have come a long way since then, so in this issue you will find out how understanding one of humanity’s oldest adversaries could soon lead to a cure.

How It Works Magazine gets to the root of how and why the world around us works in the way it does. You can be prepared to learn something exciting and new in every single issue - enough to fascinate your friends with breathtaking knowledge! Equally exciting for both inquisitive youngsters and adults alike, How It Works magazine teaches you about the world in which you’re living, in the most fun and exciting way possible!

You won’t believe how incredible our planet is, but How It Works magazine has plenty to convince you on, in every single issue. Enjoy interesting features such as taking apart common objects to see what makes them tick, virtual trips into outer space and features that delve into the world as it was 1000s of years ago. Breaking even the most complex of topics down into sizeable chunks that are easy and interesting to understand, prepare to be talking about the content for days. Each issue is full of facts, trivia, easy-to-follow diagrams and truly stunning photography. Plus, enjoy insightful features on transport, the environment, space, history and much more!  

Feed your mind with a monthly subscription to How It Works magazine and learn something new on every single page.

  • Complex topics are broken down into interesting and easy to understand chunks
  • Trivia, fun facts and diagrams in every issue
  • A plethora of topics covering our entire world: history, animals, space, nature, technology and science
  • Learn something fascinating and new in every single issue
  • Perfect for younger inquisitive readers who are fascinated by the world around them

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One word, excellent Reviewed 12 January 2021

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The illustrations are excellent, the topics are topical and well written Reviewed 17 May 2020

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Extremely interesting

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One of the best

Always entertaining Reviewed 26 July 2019

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