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Science | Science Vs. Myth | Everyday Myths

There are certain aspects of everyday science that we think of as fact, but in reality may be pure urban legend. In this section, you can learn about some of the everyday science myths you may encounter.


5 Sickest Teleporter Accidents Ever

 5 Sickest Teleporter Accidents Ever

Teleporter accidents in sci-fi make us wonder if teleportation is really a good idea. Learn about 5 of the sickest teleporter accidents ever. See more »

Why do we have leap years?

 Why do we have leap years?

Why do we have leap years? Read about keeping accurate time and why we have leap years at HowStuffWorks. See more »

 Can sandpaper light a match?

Can sandpaper light a match? Visit HowStuffWorks.com to learn if you can light a match with sandpaper. See more »

How long does it take for plastics to biodegrade?

 How long does it take for plastics to biodegrade?

How long does it take for plastics to biodegrade is answered in the article by HowStuffWorks.com. Find out what causes this complex material to biodegrade. See more »

Are solar car battery chargers effective?

 Are solar car battery chargers effective?

How effective are solar car batteries? Check out this article and find out by HowStuffWorks.com. See more »

How does a driving simulator replicate dangerous situations?

 How does a driving simulator replicate dangerous situations?

To test the safety on automotives, most automotive companies turn to driving simulators, but how do they do it? Find out with this article by HowStuffWorks.com. See more »

Top 5 Programs Finding New Uses for Old Technologies

 Top 5 Programs Finding New Uses for Old Technologies

See which top 5 programs are finding new uses for old technologies in this article by HowStuffWorks.com. Find what technologies are making a come back in new useful ways. See more »

Do we need biodegradable plastics?

 Do we need biodegradable plastics?

No all plastic is biodegradable. Could using more biodegradable plastic help our environment? Do we really need it? Find out if we really need biodegradable plastic with this article by HowStuffWorks.com. See more »

Can crash test dummies really simulate human injuries?

 Can crash test dummies really simulate human injuries?

Can crash test dummies simulate human injuries? Find out if crash test dummies can simulated human injuries in this article from howstuffworks.com. See more »

How have high beams become safer to use?

 How have high beams become safer to use?

How have high beams become safer to use? Find out how high beams have become safer to use in this article from howstuffworks.com. See more »