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Scientific Experiments

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.

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There’s a Study on That: Are People Born on the 13th Unlucky for Life?

A new study looks into whether being born on the 13th of a month leads to bad luck in life. See more »

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?

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?

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 rather than humans? It's complicated. Find out why at HowStuffWorks. See more »

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?

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?

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? Find out where scientists go to get their favorite animal at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Are lab rats really prone to cancer?

Are lab rats really prone to cancer? Find out whether lab rats are really prone to cancer at HowStuffWorks. See more »