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.
You may do some of your best thinking on the can, but we assume you're not thinking too much about the toilet itself. We at HowStuffWorks.com think you should be, and so we're challenging you to build a better toilet. What's your bright idea, reader?
We humans like to think we're so technologically advanced, yet mice constantly prove us wrong, handily evading our efforts to trap them. So we at HowStuffWorks.com are asking you to devise a better mousetrap. Isn't it about time mice learned how advanced humans really are?
You've set the table at least once in your life, right? Have you ever wondered why we need all that silverware? And so we challenge you, inventive, fork-wielding readers, to come up with a design for the master fork, the one that will put all other utensils to (stainless) shame. What's your idea?
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?
You stay behind at work and agree to close up alone. You go into the walk-in freezer to put away some food, and the door shuts behind you. You do everything you can think of, but you can't get it open. Now what?
I have been smoking for 50 years and have always wondered why cigarettes have filter tips. I can remember when none of the cigarettes on the market had filters, and now nearly all of them do. Does the filter do anything?
Crayola crayons have nurtured childhood creativity and remained safely edible for over 100 years. Now learn their story- how they originated in the 19th century, how they've changed, and we'll even tell you how old that familiar label is.
The lead in a pencil is not actually lead. It is a mixture of graphite and clay, but have you ever wondered how they get the lead inside a wooden pencil. Find out how pencils are constructed in this article from HowStuffWorks.