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Science Questions

Science questions are a fun and interesting way to learn about planet Earth, organisms and the universe. In this section you'll find an incredible collection of science questions covering a wide variety of topics.

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Would Sonic the Hedgehog Be Able to Survive His Own Speed?

Humans routinely break the sound barrier in supersonic aircraft. Could everyone's favorite hedgehog do it, too?

Database of 18,000 Retracted Scientific Papers Now Online

The blog Retraction Watch released an online database of more than 18,000 papers and conference materials that have been retracted since the 1970s.

Sanctioned, Synthetic, Savory: Our Best Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

From the latest on the future of license plates to the history of ketchup, catch up on some of our best stories of the week here.

Spying, Supportive, Shining: Our Best Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

From the latest news on tracking apps to ghost lights, catch up on some of our best stories of the week here.

The Spooky, the Scorching and the Subversive: Our Best Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

From a Frankensteinian future to what it means to be unladylike in 2018, catch up on some of our best stories of the week here.

The Gross, the Guest Suite, and the Grumpy: Our Best Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

From the latest on the risks of holding in a sneeze to engineering toys for girls, catch up on some of our best stories of the week here.

The Big-Hearted, the Breathtaking and the Baby Bump: Our Best Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

From Oprah's speech at the 75th Golden Globes to the gender reveal party trend, catch up on some of our best stories of the week here.

Flintstones , Frightening and Fragmented: Our Best Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

'The Flintstones' to the Darien Gap, catch up on some of our best stories of the week here.

Rarefied, Resilient and Rumored: Our Best Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

From the latest on UFOs to 'The Last Jedi,' catch up on some of our best stories of the week here.

Creative, Curious and Compelling: Our Best Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

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.

Silly, Serious and Surprising: Our Best Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

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.

How Long Can a Person Safely Hang Upside Down?

Although spending time upside down can be good for overall health, doing so eventually can be fatal under the right conditions.

Reality Probably Isn't a Computer Simulation After All, Analysis Finds

What's the likelihood we're living in 'The Matrix'? A new study suggests it's pretty likely we're real after all.

Silly, Strange and Sad: Our Best Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

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

Extraordinary, Eccentric and Eerie: Our Best Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

Read on to catch up on some of our latest podcasts and articles.

Puzzling, Peculiar and Phenomenal: Our Best Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

From stories on edible packaging to sheltering in place during a natural disaster, here are our best podcasts and articles of the week.

Surprising, Super and Strange: Our Best Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

Ancient Babylonian trigonometry, a mysterious, unidentified corpse and chakrams all make an appearance in this week's roundup of our podcasts and articles.

Unbelievable, Unusual and Unique: Our Best Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

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.

Weird, Wonderful and Wacky: Our Best Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

This week's roundup of HowStuffWorks podcasts and articles features invasive hippos in Colombia, synchronized driving and the death of a beloved art application.

Cool, Compelling and Curious: Our Best Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

This week, we bring you stories on the fascinating history of women and whiskey, frogs' debt to dinos and odd U.S. presidential habits. Read on!

Curious, Crazy and Compelling: Our Best Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

Check out stories about paid protesters, brain hacking and the insane amount of U.S. food waste in this week's roundup of articles and podcasts.

Cool, Comical and Captivating: Our Best Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

A robo-falcon, a smog-scrubbing bicycle and head transplants all make appearances in this week's roundup of HowStuffWorks podcasts and articles.

Incredible, Intriguing and Irrational: Our Best Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

Check out this week's roundup of our articles and podcasts for stories on body suspension, e-residencies in Estonia and a facial recognition database that your photo just might be in.

To Score More Baskets, Let Physics Be Your Guide

Humans are nature's best throwers, and new research suggest this has to do with practice — and some complex internal math.

Awesome, Astounding & Atypical: Our Best Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

Read on for a roundup of our latest podcasts and articles, from plastic-eating caterpillars to a radical 19th-century political assassination plot.

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