Do you know how common everyday items, such as mirrors, fireworks or sunglasses work? This collection of Innovation articles explores the workings of objects you may come into contact with on a regular basis.
Lego Will Create a 'Women of NASA' Set
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A Teen-designed App Could End Lonely School Lunches
How Nikola Tesla Worked
Homemade Flamethrowing Guitar Plays Seriously Hot Licks
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By Yves Jeffcoat Apr 21, 2017
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By Yves Jeffcoat Apr 17, 2017
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By Yves Jeffcoat Mar 31, 2017
According to a new study, whole-body vibration has muscle and bone health benefits for mice.
By Shelley Danzy Mar 30, 2017
In this week's compilation of HowStuffWorks podcasts and articles, a desert in California erupts with color and Comic Sans actually has redeeming qualities.
By Yves Jeffcoat Mar 17, 2017
Your next set of tires could come courtesy of food waste. Researchers have found a way to use everyday food scraps instead of petroleum, and it could change the industry.
By Nichole Bazemore Mar 10, 2017
The set of pioneering real-life scientists beat out other fan proposals including "Voltron," "Star Wars" and "Spaceballs" characters.
By Jesslyn Shields Mar 2, 2017
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By Yves Jeffcoat Feb 24, 2017
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By Yves Jeffcoat Feb 17, 2017
A compilation of the coolest new podcasts, videos and articles at HowStuffWorks.
By Yves Jeffcoat Feb 10, 2017
Despite decades of research, we'd be just as well off flipping a coin, when it comes to estimating a person's likelihood to attempt suicide.
By Shelley Danzy Feb 7, 2017
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President-elect Trump has proposed cutting the agency's Earth science budget. But doing so could negatively impact construction, farming and infrastructure projects.
By Patrick J. Kiger Dec 7, 2016
Around the world, in study after study, one color and one number always emerge as faves. Can you guess what they are?
By Karen Kirkpatrick Dec 2, 2016
Critics worry that journals with lax standards are lowering the reliability of scientific literature — and exploiting the inexperience of young researchers.
By Patrick J. Kiger Nov 16, 2016
Researchers have discovered a way to trigger and control a visual hallucination without drugs, illness or direct brain stimulation.
By Jesslyn Shields Oct 31, 2016
The app aims to make the school cafeteria a kinder and more welcoming place for all students. But will it work?
By Karen Kirkpatrick Oct 14, 2016
Paper airplanes are much more than child's play.
By Laurie L. Dove Oct 6, 2016
As if it weren't enough for the robots to steal human jobs, the era of autonomous furniture is apparently upon us.
By Jesslyn Shields Oct 5, 2016
Ever wonder what's happening as your hair changes color? Permanent hair dyes physically and chemically change each hair, whether it's mermaid blue or bleach blonde.
By Laurie L. Dove Sep 7, 2016
After surveying thousands of published genetics papers, researchers found nearly one-fifth had errors caused by Microsoft Excel in their supplementary files. Uh-oh.
By Jonathan Strickland Aug 25, 2016
The HiDyRS-X camera is a slow-motion, high-definition, dynamic range powerhouse built specifically for rocket science.
By Christopher Hassiotis Aug 11, 2016
The practice of clapping to show our approval is an ancient one. But recent research suggests that applause actually spreads like a contagious disease.
By Patrick J. Kiger Jul 29, 2016
It's melty, it's gooey, it's oozy, it's yellow, it's processed It's on your burgers and in your grilled cheese sandwiches. But, uh… what's it made of?
By Laurie L. Dove Jul 28, 2016
Dotard, Slumgullion, and Other Gloriously Archaic Insults
People Will Go to Bizarre Lengths to Pass a Drug Test