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What are the different types of frost?
From ground, air and hoar frost to the subtle differences between rime and glaze Ground frost Image credit: herbythyme When the surface of the ground, objects or trees has a temperature below zero degrees... The post What are the different types of frost? appeared first on How It Works.

Why does tickling makes us laugh?
Image credit: Getty How this strange reaction is a human evolution that kept our species safe Beneath your skin are millions and millions of nerve endings – branched arrangements of white-coloured cells that send... The post Why does tickling makes us laugh? appeared first on How It Works.

The eyes of animals
Ever wondered why sheep have oblong pupils and foxes have cat-like slits? It’s all to do with lifestyle The pupil is the opening in the eye’s iris that lets in light. It appears black... The post The eyes of animals appeared first on How It Works.

What do the pedals on a piano do?
Question from Gemma Reed When you press a piano key, a hammer inside hits the corresponding strings, just as a device called a damper is lifted. This enables the strings to vibrate, producing a... The post What do the pedals on a piano do? appeared first on How It Works.

The Human body: How vaccines work
These injections, drops and sprays train your immune system to fight deadly diseases Made up of millions of individual white blood cells, the immune system patrols the body in search of germs. When tissues... The post The Human body: How vaccines work appeared first on How It Works.

Booze & Botanicals: How is gin made?
Botanicals to bottle, the science behind the UK’s favourite boozy beverage Gin has been one of the nation’s favourite tipples since the early 1700s after it was introduced in London by the Dutch. The... The post Booze & Botanicals: How is gin made? appeared first on How It Works.

Top 5 amazing caves
Delve deep underground and explore some of the planet’s hidden natural wonders 1. Hang Son Doong Cave Location: Quang Binh Province, Vietnam (Image credit: Dave Bunnell) The world’s largest cave was only discovered in... The post Top 5 amazing caves appeared first on How It Works.

Quantum Computers: How they’ll change your life
©National Institute of Standards and Technology A new generation of number-crunchers are harnessing the power of particles: How are super-fast quantum computers changing our world? Google says it has accomplished ‘quantum supremacy’. This is... The post Quantum Computers: How they’ll change your life appeared first on How It Works.

Da Vinci’s amazing notebook
Flick through the pages of the original Renaissance man’s greatest inventions and scientific studies Born in 1452 in Tuscany, Leonardo da Vinci spent his life in the pursuit of knowledge and artistic expression. Now... The post Da Vinci’s amazing notebook appeared first on How It Works.