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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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How does Pop Rocks candy work?

There's a candy called 'Pop Rocks.' When you put it in your mouth it makes a loud popping sound and it feels really weird! How do Pop Rocks work?


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. See more »

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. See more »

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. See more »

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

Even time. But a new study has challenged that finding. See more »

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? See more »

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? See more »

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? See more »

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? See more »

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? See more »

How do search and rescue teams track weather in the field?

Search and rescue missions and extreme weather events often go hand in hand. Fortunately there's a wide range of technology that helps emergency service workers get a leg up in preparing for and handling the elements. See more »