Science Magazine
for Kids (12+)
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OYLA is a popular science magazine for young readers (12+) and their families. Every issue offers a look into world-changing discoveries, unsolved problems, and the surprising scientific principles behind everyday objects.
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We take great pride in our work and hope that you and your family enjoy reading our magazine!
Back issues of OYLA Magazine
We take great pride in our work and hope that you and your family enjoy reading our magazine!
🧫 What's in a Petri dish?

⌛In which epoch do we live?
🧼 How does soap work?
⏰ How can we stop the end of the world?
🍜 Instant noodles: survival food in an era of change

👽 Getting to know our guests from outer space
🥶 Freezing and thawing humans
😴 How to finally get a good night's sleep
👾 Natural-born manipulators

🛰 Spy satellites
🔑 How people imitate nature
💉 What are vaccines?
🦈 From shark scales to Hollywood smiles: A history of teeth

🚀 How can you become a space tourist?
🌍 Why was Giordano Bruno burned at the stake?
🐜 What makes cockroaches so resilient?
🔪 Occam and his ruthless razor

🐌 The history of animal shelters
💫 A recipe for understanding the Solar System
🧼 Who taught doctors to wash their hands?
🌋 Volcanoes: on the brink of disaster

👣 Why is the ground shifting beneath our feet?
🧠 How do you think without a brain?
📜 What is Omar Khayyam famous for?
😷 / 💀 What ended the Black Death?
🦖In the footsteps of dinosaurs

🏺 Unearthing history
🧠 How do you think without a brain?
🛸The search for extraterrestrial intelligence
👾How to adopt digital pets
🌊Unexpected waves: tsunamis

😕 Is biting your nails bad for you?
🧠 How do you think without a brain?
✨Who owns outer space?
🕊️How did animals learn to fly?
🍧Conic sections: abstract geometry in everyday life

🛸What do aliens look like?
🔥 Why do wildfires occur?
☘️Do plants have feelings?
💦How do wetlands affect the climate?
🧘🏼Is meditation effective?
🏺 Why did Pythagoras start a cult?
📏Drawing maritime boundaries

⛵The anatomy of the sailing ship
🖊️A brief history of the pen
🧭How physics helps geometry
🎯How to play darts like a scientist
⚠️ How to avoid misinformation online
🦾 Biohacking: how science enhances human capacities

🧟 The evolution of horror films
🛰 Reaching the ISS in three hours
😱 The neurobiology of fear
👻 How to create a ghostly apparition
🛰️How to launch your own satellite

🧪The chemistry of outer space
📰Words for the new era
🌑Journey to the Moon
🐜A name for every living thing
💡 What is intelligence?

❤️No longer a death sentence: the human immunodeficiency virus
🐧How do animals stay warm in the cold?
👩🏿🚀What do astronauts eat in space?
✨Accidental discoveries that changed the world
🥨 Snacking on science: testing the five-second rule and other food theories

👩🍳 How to cook like a scientist
🦠The history of microbial space travel
⛅️How meteorologists predict the weather
🐕An ancient board game from Brazil
✨To catch a neutrino: mission possible!

🍊 The complicated love story of tangerines
📜 A brief history of the Māori
🧳 Herodotus: historian or travel blogger?
🎲 A board game from Korea
👾 Mind-controlling parasites

🧩 How do you solve an unsolvable problem?
🚀 Pioneering women of science
🏆 How do you win the Ig Nobel Prize?
▶️The life and discoveries of René Descartes

🦇Why are bats breeding grounds for epidemics?
🪓What happens when you chop down a forest?
📽The history of silent film
🥫Do superfoods exist?
🚢How to play Battleship the right way?

☀️Sun, air, and water: How do alternative energy sources work?

🔬What are stem cells?
🕳How do you photograph a black hole?
🌏What did Marco Polo actually discover?
🔁 How could history repeat itself?
🤒How do you support a friend who is sick?
🌊 Our blue frontier: Exploring our ocean world

✨ Is alchemy magic or science?
🤧 What causes allergies?
🐥 How do animals raise their young?
🧗🌔 Can you take an elevator into space?
♾️ How do you create a Möbius strip?
🦋 Metamorphosis: the cycle of life

🗺How is math used in geography?
🏄🏿♀️How do you catch a gravitational wave?
🚢Why is it important to map the seafloor?
✨What are white dwarfs made of?
📧Are online petitions effective?
⚡️ Electric animals: How do they generate electricity?

🤖How do robots explore the deep ocean?
❗️Who came up with disclaimers?
🕙Why do naked mole-rats live so long?
⚖️Is logic more reliable than intuition?
⚛️ How big is the quantum world?

🎮Can you learn history from video games?
🧠Are our brains malleable?
💽What kind of data do ocean explorers collect?
📷How to put together a pinhole camera
🌐 The parallel worlds of Hugh Everett

🌊Who lives in the deep sea?
😞Why is gaslighting so dangerous?
🔮Can animals predict the weather?
🔌Are electric cars good for the environment?
⚛️ Fundamental interactions: the four forces governing our universe

🌊What is maritime archaeology?
🏵How does amber capture history?
🕵️Can science help solve crimes?
🦠Are we controlled by gut bacteria?
👫🏽Why do researchers study twins?

🌑 Back to the Moon: Mission Artemis

🗺How do you become an ocean explorer?
🙁What is depression?
☀️Who put the Sun at the center of the universe?
🛶How did humans spread around the Earth?

📠 Turing machine: How it works

🔦What is light pollution?
♻️Where does your recycled waste go?
🌌Is there life in the solar system?

❄️ Why are no two snowflakes the same?

🦠Can viruses be used for good?
🙄What is Alzheimer's disease?
🔲🌈How did John Dalton see the world?
🧬When did life on Earth explode?

🖱 A tool for our time:
The evolution of the computer mouse

🚀What can you really see from space?
🧮Who invented calculus?
🦕How many mass extinctions have there been?
🌆Why do cities grow?

⏳ Are we running out of sand?

⚕️Will we ever cure cancer?
🚇Who builds modern tunnels?
👩🔬How did women shape science?

📅 Delayed life syndrome: Why is it hard to live in the moment?

🛍 What are microplastics?
🩻Do humans have unnecessary organs?
🚊How has public transport changed over time?

🤼 Sumo: sport, religion, or martial art?

🦦 How do animals keep cool?
🎛️ Are you in control of your life?
⚛️ Why didn't Fermat prove his theorems?

❤️ Straight to the heart

🧴How does sunscreen work?
🤯Is the Overton window theory actually true?
💭🗣Which came first language or thought?

🐾 Shells, scales, fur, and feathers: Nature's armor

🦔How did animal coverings evolve?
🌊Where did the Earth's water come from?
🤔Is Wikipedia a reliable source of information?

🌞 How do we study the sun?

⚓️Which ships unlocked uncharted worlds?
🏟 Where was the world's first stadium built?
🤔How can you tie every game of tic-tac-toe?

🥣Who introduced spoons to the world?

🍴The history behind spoons, knives and forks
👽Possibilities of alien life not based on carbon
📸The most important science photographs

🤔How do humans change the world?

☣The world's most notorious sacrifice zones
🛰Cleaning up space debris
🧑🎓Finding a career that does good

🔬Science of the future

🚀Can humans settle on Mars
🦌How do we count wild animals?
⚡️Why do we need nuclear power?

🧬Beneficial Human Mutations

🌖 Does the Moon have an owner?
🐀 How do rats save human lives?
🤪 Why do we do irrational things?

🐜Why were ancient insects so big?

👩💻Why did a female mathematician have to hide her identity?
♐What are zodiac signs based on?
🎮How do blind people play video games?
🧭Scientific tools that shaped our modern world

🌊Exploring Antarctica's hidden rivers
🌍Taking a peek into the future of Earth
💥Understanding the stress response
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Why are we publishing yet another print magazine?
Reading vs watching
Reading is the most efficient way of learning new information. When we say "the most efficient," we don't necessarily mean the easiest or the fastest — we refer to how much information you absorb relative to the total content consumed. To understand this idea better, consider the following example. When you watch a video, you may feel like you understand its main argument perfectly well. But in most cases, you'll struggle to remember it later. This happens because you're passively consuming the video's content without making the conscious effort to integrate the information and create new knowledge. In other words, your attention is drawn to the words and images but not to the ideas they're supposed to represent. By contrast, the unique format of our magazine sparks the imagination and delivers complex ideas clearly, efficiently, and without any unnecessary distractions.
Paper vs iPad
What was the last thing you did on your phone? Was it checking your messenger or scrolling social media feeds? The constant flow of notifications and pop-ups train us to feel like we're constantly missing out on something important. In fact, there is an entire industry fighting for your attention via your gadget's screen, and it's probably winning. But there is a chance of resisting it! Our magazine is a learning space free of pop-ups and ads, and it doesn't have to be plugged in or recharged. You can take it anywhere you want, and it's yours for life.
OYLA vs others
Here are just a few things:
- No ads
- High-quality content
- Accessibility

You may think that these features on their own are nothing special, but we're offering the complete package: 100 pages of science knowledge, colorful graphics, and engaging activities with no ads or distractions.

And this is why we're publishing "another" print magazine — there's really nothing
like it!
OYLA is suitable for all ages and genders. We believe in empowering our young readers to ask questions about the world around them and make their own scientific discoveries.
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Just got our first issue and my son is LOVING it. Thanks for creating such a high quality science magazine for older kids.
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We just subscribed to OYLA Magazine and our first one arrived yesterday. It's VERY cool. Spent the whole morning talking with Gwen about fractals, where you see them in nature, and how to make them yourself - and we're only a few pages in. It has simple examples and descriptions for the kiddos and then deeper explanations if the parents or kids want to dive in deeper. It was expensive, but its thick and packed tight. Not a lot of empty space, and no ads.

Did you know trees are fractals? I knew about broccoli and nautilus shells but we just read this in Oyla: "DaVinci discovered that all the branches of a tree at every stage of its height when put together are equal in thickness to the trunk." So if you fold up branches into the trunk, the trunk would be the same thickness from ground to top.
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My sons received their first issue as a gift and they loved it and I was really impressed. Engaging and challenging concepts. My oldest (11) read it cover to cover and then again the next day.
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We just received a subscription for a gift and my science-obsessed kids love it! I am really impressed with the range of subjects and the articles aren't dumbed down! Highly recommend!
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Brilliant magazine for any kid, or adult, who has any interest in the world outside their door!
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We've just received our first issue. It's a great magazine, full of so many interesting articles. The whole family have dipped into it so far and my twelve year old son has asked me to keep subscribing (we're doing the three month at the moment to test it out) as he loves it.
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I have just subscribed for my 9 year old. It says 12+ but the magazine's are so fascinating I read them and then relay the information back to him in a slightly easier to understand way. I home educate, so these magazines are going to be used to plan lessons and as an interest spark. They are great!
Why are we committed to keeping our magazine ad-free?

That's a good question! In any other magazine, advertisements can take up 30-60% of all page space. We stand by our decision, which is based on the very values we want to empower our readers with: critical thinking and creative problem solving.

OYLA is the print magazine equivalent of ad-free streaming. We've cut out the noise so you and your kids can focus on the good stuff.

- No flashing ads or distractions
- Less strain on vision and nervous system
- Interesting presentation of popular science content
- Distracts from gadgets and computers
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over digital media
Educational experiences and experiments demonstrate that learning is not just about textbooks, but about fun and interesting exploration.
We make science accessible and interesting!
Show that learning can be fun through science experiments and experiments
The pages of the magazine are full of exciting articles, colorful illustrations and logic tasks. The magazine will give a teenager exciting time spent away from the gadget.
Distract your child from computer games and gadgets
We reveal the secrets of different professions and show that learning can be the key to an interesting career. Introduce your child to new professions and areas of activity that will inspire future choices!
Introduce new professions and areas of activity
About everything in simple language
Show your child how big and multifaceted this world is. Our materials will introduce children to a wide variety of topics and areas, which will allow them to develop their knowledge and interests
Develop your child's erudition and horizons
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OYLA teaches students analysis, developing critical thinking skills and improving independent learning abilities
Development of critical thinking
OYLA shows how knowledge is applied in real life. This will help stimulate interest in learning and realize the importance of knowledge!
Increased motivation
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