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Scientific experiments are a fun and exciting way to learn more about the wonderful world of science. In this section you'll find great articles all about scientific experiments.


How Animal Testing Works

How Animal Testing Works

Animal testing has a long, gruesome history, but it's also saved countless human lives. Learn more about animal testing at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Questions That Science Can’t Answer Yet

10 Questions That Science Can’t Answer Yet

Are we alone in the universe? Why do we dream? Get the scoop on 10 questions we can't answer from HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Outrageous Experiments Conducted on Humans

10 Outrageous Experiments Conducted on Humans

Some bizarre and troubling things have been done in the quest for scientific knowledge. See 10 outrageous experiments conducted on humans to learn more. See more »

How can studies on mice apply to humans?

How can studies on mice apply to humans?

From the looks of it, we don't have much in common with our mouse friends. But at a genetic level, we're closer than you might think. Find out why at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How can studies on rats apply to humans?

How can studies on rats apply to humans?

Rats! They're just like family. Evolutionarily, anyway. So when it comes to research and biomedical study, what can they do for us? Find out at HowSutuffWorks. See more »

Why do we experiment on animals?

Why do we experiment on animals?

Why do we experiment on animals rather than humans? It's complicated. Find out why at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Why do we experiment on guinea pigs?

Why do we experiment on guinea pigs?

Only 1,300 guinea pigs are used in scientific research each year. Why do we experiment on guinea pigs so little? Find out at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Why do we experiment on mice?

Why do we experiment on mice?

Mice have some truly special genetic gifts that it doesn't take a scientist to appreciate. Why do we experiment on mice? Find out at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Are lab animals really calmer around women?

Are lab animals really calmer around women?

In a research lab, some say the 'scent of a woman' is like rodent Valium. Learn whether lab animals really are calmer around women at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Are lab rats bred just for the lab?

Are lab rats bred just for the lab?

Are lab rats bred just for the lab? Find out where scientists go to get their favorite animal at HowStuffWorks. See more »