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.
Salt is something most of us use without thinking about it. But with so many options available, how do we know what's best?
Humans routinely break the sound barrier in supersonic aircraft. Could everyone's favorite hedgehog do it, too?
The blog Retraction Watch released an online database of more than 18,000 papers and conference materials that have been retracted since the 1970s.
Algae represents big money to some investors and could provide protein to help solve the problem of world hunger.
Robots are starting to show up in the restaurant industry, but their developers say they're designed to work alongside human workers, not replace them.
A Rube Goldberg machine is intentionally designed to perform a simple task in the most indirect and circuitous fashion possible. Meet the funny man behind these one-of-a-kind contraptions.
Foodborne illnesses kill more than 400,000 people every year. But researchers in Canada have created a patch that could put an end to consuming contaminated foods.
A startup in California is touting the anti-aging effects of transfusing teenagers' blood on older people.
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Why are we still performing scientific tests on live animals?
Dimethylpolysiloxane has many uses, not the least of which might be curing baldness.
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We might not be able to reanimate a corpse, but Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein' has influenced the research and ethics of scientists for 200 years.
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'The Flintstones' to the Darien Gap, catch up on some of our best stories of the week here.
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Although spending time upside down can be good for overall health, doing so eventually can be fatal under the right conditions.
What's the likelihood we're living in 'The Matrix'? A new study suggests it's pretty likely we're real after all.
The best stories of the week from HowStuffWorks.
A beta test of the online game "ArcheAge" revealed that people may be more helpful than harmful when an apocalypse looms.