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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?


Strange, Stunning and Silly: Our Best Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

In this week's compilation of HowStuffWorks podcasts and articles, a desert in California erupts with color and Comic Sans actually has redeeming qualities. See more »

Mind-blowing, Mysterious and Maddening: Our Best Stories You Might Have Missed

Check out a compilation of the coolest new podcasts and articles at HowStuffWorks, featuring barbers who use fire as clippers and a venomous mammalian ancestor. See more »

Super, Surprising and Strange: Our Best Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

Check out these HowStuffWorks podcasts and articles, featuring topics ranging from nearly indestructible "water bears" to a new Dead Sea scrolls cave! See more »

Fascinating, Fun and Freaky: Our Best Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

A compilation of the coolest new podcasts, videos and articles at HowStuffWorks. See more »

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

A compilation of the coolest new podcasts, videos and articles at HowStuffWorks. See more »

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

A compilation of the coolest new podcasts, videos and articles at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Why It's Important That NASA Studies Both Earth and Outer Space

President-elect Trump has proposed cutting the agency's Earth science budget. But doing so could negatively impact construction, farming and infrastructure projects. See more »

How Applause Starts and Spreads Is Oddly Scientific

The practice of clapping to show our approval is an ancient one. But recent research suggests that applause actually spreads like a contagious disease. See more »

What Do Scientists Think of Science Coverage in the Media?

Very often, media coverage of scientific studies is misleading or just plain wrong. What do scientists think would make it better? See more »

Is Extra Credit Messing With Science?

College students who volunteer to participate in academic experiments for extra credit don't exactly represent humanity. And that's a problem for research. See more »