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Science questions are a fun and interesting way to learn about planet Earth, organisms and the universe. In this section you'll find an incredible collection of science questions covering a wide variety of topics.

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The Top 10 Questions of 2008

At HowStuffWorks, we're always curious, and 2008 gave us a lot to be curious about -- financial bailouts, skyrocketing food prices and, of course, the Google algorithm. Here are our top 10 questions of the year -- answered. What are yours?


Curious, Crazy and Compelling: Our Best Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

Check out stories about paid protesters, brain hacking and the insane amount of U.S. food waste in this week's roundup of articles and podcasts. See more »

Cool, Comical and Captivating: Our Best Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

A robo-falcon, a smog-scrubbing bicycle and head transplants all make appearances in this week's roundup of HowStuffWorks podcasts and articles. See more »

Incredible, Intriguing and Irrational: Our Best Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

Check out this week's roundup of our articles and podcasts for stories on body suspension, e-residencies in Estonia and a facial recognition database that your photo just might be in. See more »

To Score More Baskets, Let Physics Be Your Guide

Humans are nature's best throwers, and new research suggest this has to do with practice — and some complex internal math. See more »

Awesome, Astounding & Atypical: Our Best Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

Read on for a roundup of our latest podcasts and articles, from plastic-eating caterpillars to a radical 19th-century political assassination plot. See more »

Eerie, Eccentric & Extraordinary: Our Best Stories You Might've Missed This Week

Check out our latest podcasts and articles to get the scoop on hobbyhorse riding, the surprising and problematic history of brunch and one enormous rabbit. See more »

Death of Famously Big Rabbit Is Latest United Airlines PR Nightmare

Hare-to-the-throne Simon was rabbit royalty expected to surpass his dad Darius and brother Jeff as the world's largest rabbit. But then he mysteriously died. See more »

Odd, Outstanding & Outrageous: Our Best Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

Read up on a proposed border wall hyperloop, lawyers in wigs and a gun-toting humanoid robot in this week's roundup of HowStuffWorks podcasts and articles. See more »

Awesome, Abnormal & Astounding: Our Best Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

This week's roundup of HowStuffWorks podcasts and articles features memory erasure, nuclear close calls and a crib that soothes babies with technology. See more »

Weird, Wacky and Wonderful: Our Best Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

Dive into stories on enormous dinosaur tracks, foreign accent syndrome and tech memes in this week's highlights of the latest podcasts and articles at HowStuffWorks. See more »