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.
Atomic Bombs, Asteroids and JFK: The Wild Ideas of Physicist Luis Alvarez
Researchers Create Protein Powder With Just Microbes, Electricity, CO2 and Water
A Teen-designed App Could End Lonely School Lunches
How Nikola Tesla Worked
Fantastic, Freaky and Futuristic: Our Best Stories You Might Have Missed This Week
Revolutionary Camera Captures NASA's Most Powerful Rocket in Amazing Detail
Is the Age of Laundry-folding Robots Nearly Upon Us?
Recycling Stadium Urine as Turf Fertilizer Could Be a Golden Opportunity
The Terrific, The Tasty and The Tense: Our Best Stories You Might Have Missed This Week
People May Not Behave So Terribly When the World Is Ending, Video Game Shows
From the best time to see the Leonid meteor shower to the best way to cook turkey, catch up on some of our best stories of the week here.
By Kathryn Whitbourne Nov 17, 2017
From a mysterious portion of sea rumored to house an underwater dragon, to humanlike aliens, catch up on some of our best stories of the week here.
By Yves Jeffcoat Nov 10, 2017
From alien implants to alligators versus sharks, we catch you up on our best stories of the week.
By Yves Jeffcoat Nov 3, 2017
This week, we explore tiny weddings, one of the world's favorite animated shows and our fascination with fear.
By Yves Jeffcoat Oct 27, 2017
From hippos on the loose in Colombia to the pinky toe's surprising usefulness, here are some of our best podcasts and articles of the week.
By Yves Jeffcoat Oct 20, 2017
Although spending time upside down can be good for overall health, doing so eventually can be fatal under the right conditions.
By Jesslyn Shields Oct 19, 2017
What's the likelihood we're living in 'The Matrix'? A new study suggests it's pretty likely we're real after all.
By Patrick J. Kiger Oct 17, 2017
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By Sarah Gleim Oct 13, 2017
A beta test of the online game "ArcheAge" revealed that people may be more helpful than harmful when an apocalypse looms.
By Shelley Danzy Oct 11, 2017
The silliest, strangest and saddest stories of the week, including the gloomy octopus, caring for sick pets and those who go missing from national parks
By Sarah Gleim Sep 29, 2017
Alvarez won the Nobel Prize for his work in particle physics. But he also created a detonator for atomic bombs, and even thought the U.S. should make a hydrogen bomb.
By Kate Kershner Sep 26, 2017
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By Yves Jeffcoat Sep 22, 2017
From stories on edible packaging to sheltering in place during a natural disaster, here are our best podcasts and articles of the week.
By Yves Jeffcoat Sep 15, 2017
Neanderthals distilled tar more than 100,000 years before modern humans created glue; archaeologists compared three potential ways this ancient tech was used.
By Jesslyn Shields Sep 14, 2017
Ancient Babylonian trigonometry, a mysterious, unidentified corpse and chakrams all make an appearance in this week's roundup of our podcasts and articles.
By Yves Jeffcoat Sep 8, 2017
It's almost like making food out of air.
By Tracy Staedter Sep 6, 2017
In this week's roundup of our podcasts and articles, a professor finds a treasure trove of Alan Turing's old letters, and a small area of Yellowstone is the perfect place to get away with murder.
By Yves Jeffcoat Sep 1, 2017
Gravy wrestling, super-lifelike androids and craft beer brewed with bread are just a few of the awesome topics featured in this week's roundup of our stories.
By Yves Jeffcoat Aug 25, 2017
You're going to be looking at the sky anyway, so why not use a citizen-science smartphone app to help NASA while you're at it?
By Jesslyn Shields Aug 11, 2017
In this week's roundup of HowStuffWorks podcasts and articles, a neurological disorder causes an addiction to joking, and slug mucus inspires surprisingly strong glue for biological tissues.
By Yves Jeffcoat Aug 11, 2017
It's not quite a robot butler, but two companies hope their real-life appliances will cross one tedious laundry chore off your list.
By Laurie L. Dove Jul 20, 2017
The Stanford Prison Experiment is one of the most well-known psychological studies, infamous for the participants' cruel behavior. But the whole story of the study is much more complex.
By Ed Grabianowski
We shouldn't discount a new Chinese breakthrough in photonic quantum teleportation, but we shouldn't overblow it, either.
By Jonathan Strickland Jul 13, 2017
Scientists have created a nano-sized anti-reflection film inspired by moths' eyes, potentially making electronic screens easier to read in bright sunlight.
By Patrick J. Kiger Jun 29, 2017
Food spoilage is an urgent issue for the millions of people with unreliable electricity — or no electricity at all. A supercool $35 fridge could change that common scenario.
By Tracy Staedter Jun 9, 2017
The Monster Star That Refuses to Die: Could Antimatter Be Fueling Its Supernovas?
How Does the U.S. Senate Expel a Senator?