How It Works Issue 119

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Published 28th November

This month we explain the science behind a selection of curious scenarios in our 'What if...?' feature. Plus find out how wildlife warriors protect vulnerable species, how chocolate goes from bean to bar and how Michael Jackson performed his gravity-defying dance moves.

Also inside:
  • News – now with Live Science and TechRadar!
  • Christmas gift guide
  • What if...?
  • Michael Jackson's dance moves explained
  • Snowflake chemistry
  • Wildlife warriors
  • Rainbow Mountain
  • Reindeer
  • Inside a chocolate factory
  • iPhone XS Max teardown
  • How tinsel is made
  • Living moons
  • The Chandrayaan-2 mission
  • What was the star of Bethlehem?
  • History of the Vatican
  • The origin of teddy bears
  • Christmas markets
  • Daredevil stunts
  • Snow groomers
  • Dogsleds

Plus the regulars:
  • Brain dump
  • Book reviews
  • Puzzles
  • How to... make a festive wreath!
  • Letters
  • Fast facts