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For kids (12+) and parents

The Best STEM Magazine for Teens

  • OYLA is a print magazine for STEM learning
  • Scientific articles that the whole family can enjoy
  • Free US delivery right to your doorstep
  • New issue every month (over 100 pages, ad-free)
  • Money-back guarantee

OYLA is a monthly print magazine for STEM learning.
It offers scientific articles that the whole family can enjoy.
Every issue is filled with a broad range of topics, from the latest scientific breakthroughs to centuries-old unsolved problems, to spark an interest in science and encourage creativity.

Back issues of OYLA Magazine

We take great pride in our work and hope that you and your family enjoy reading our magazine!

#01 DECEMBER 2020

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🧫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?

#02 JANUARY 2021

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🍜 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

#03 FEBRUARY 2021

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👾 Natural-born manipulators

🛰 Spy satellites
🔑 How people imitate nature
💉 What are vaccines?

#04 MARCH 2021

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🦈 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?

#05 APRIL 2021

🔪 Occam and his ruthless razor

🐌 The history of animal shelters
💫 A recipe for understanding the Solar System
🧼 Who taught doctors to wash their hands?

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#06 MAY 2021

🌋 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?

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#07 JUNE 2021

🦖In the footsteps of dinosaurs

🏺 Unearthing history
🛸The search for extraterrestrial intelligence
👾How to adopt digital pets

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#08 JULY 2021

🌊Unexpected waves: tsunamis

😕 Is biting your nails bad for you?
✨Who owns outer space?
🕊️How did animals learn to fly?

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#09 AUGUST 2021

🍧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?

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#10 SEPTEMBER 2021

📏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

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#11 OCTOBER 2021

🦾 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

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#12 NOVEMBER 2021

🛰️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

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#13 DECEMBER 2021

💡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

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#14 JANUARY 2022

🥨 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

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#15 FEBRUARY 2022

✨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

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#16 MARCH 2022

👾 Mind-controlling parasites

🧩 How do you solve an unsolvable problem?
🚀 Pioneering women of science
🏆 How do you win the Ig Nobel Prize?

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#17 APRIL 2022

▶️ 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?

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#18 MAY 2022

☀️ 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?

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#19 JUNE 2022

🌊 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?

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#20 JULY 2022

🦋 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?

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#21 AUGUST 2022

⚡️ 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?

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#22 SEPTEMBER 2022

⚛️ 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

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#23 OCTOBER 2022

🌐 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?

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#24 NOVEMBER 2022

⚛️ 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?
🏙How do we create better cities?

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#25 DECEMBER 2022

🌑 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?

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#26 JANUARY 2023

📠Turing machine: How it works

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

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#27 FEBRUARY 2023

❄️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?

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#28 MARCH 2023

🖱 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?

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#29 APRIL 2023

⏳ Are we running out of sand?

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

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#30 MAY 2023

📅 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?

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#31 JUNE 2023

🤼 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?

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Why are we publishing yet another print magazine?

Well, here’s our answer

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.