Science Questions

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.


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.

Gravitational Waves! Or the Chirps That Prove Einstein Was Right

In 1915, the great physicist predicted the existence of ripples in space-time called gravitational waves. A century later, scientists finally have detected them on Earth.

Exploding Termites, Pigeon Doctors, Alien Insurance: Our Favorite 2015 Stories

The fascinating world around us provides endless amazement. It's a weird world, and we love writing about it. These are some of our staff's favorite pieces from 2015.

9 HowStuffWorks Now Stories That Readers Dug in 2015

We've rounded up the nine most popular stories on HowStuffWorks Now this year. They're an eclectic mix for sure. See for yourself.

At the Micro Level, Everything Should Be Reversible. But It's Not

Even time. But a new study has challenged that finding.

Can a baby have three biological parents?

The genetic material from two parents combines to form a child. Can we throw a third set of genes into the mix?

Why did Thomas Edison electrocute an elephant?

You may have heard of Topsy the elephant and her sad demise at the hands of Thomas Edison. But what's the real story?

10 Correlations That Are Not Causations

If you kiss your bowling ball, you'll bowl a strike. If you buy ice cream, you'll turn into a cold-blooded killer. What other correlations are not causations?

Top 10 Scientific Discoveries of 2013

The Lizard King got a lizard. The physics king got a particle. And a long-dead king got a DNA match. What else non-king-related happened in the realm of science in 2013?

How can quadrotors change the future of engineering?

After the Japanese earthquake and tsunami in 2011, quadrotors assessed buildings not far from Fukushima. And they did it without being harmed by the kind of nuclear radiation that damages us humans. Do they have more tricks under their wings?