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.


Plus, we tell U.S. listeners the best way to get the attention of their local congressperson, and we give you the scoop on the NASA poop challenge.

President-elect Trump has proposed cutting the agency's Earth science budget. But doing so could negatively impact construction, farming and infrastructure projects.

Plus, the podcast team tells you why maintaining eye contact during a conversation is tricky and how one island is really embracing solar power.

Plus, if you're a big listener of Spotify, you'll want to make sure a recent bug isn't killing your hard drive, and we look at how a Calexit could play out.

Plus, you're probably merging into traffic all wrong, and we help you get smart about your smartphone battery.

Plus, Georgia Tech researchers figured out an 'easy' way for you to learn Morse code, and we explain why U.S. citizens vote on a Tuesday in November.

Plus, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange found himself without internet access, and Facebook really isn't helping your fear of missing out.

Plus, you'll learn about a semi-autonomous car that can be steered with a tilt of the head, and you'll meet the family that inspired a familiar saying.

Plus, new studies have found that horses can communicate with us humans better than we thought, and your walk says more than you realize about your personality.

Plus, Saudi women are challenging the current guardianship system, and we bid a fond farewell to Rosetta.

Plus, divers just found some 2,000-year-old human bones! Listen to the HowStuffWorks Now podcast to get the scoop on that story and more.

Plus, robots are angling for nearly 8.7 million U.S. jobs by 2021, and the superhero team has been around for way longer than you might guess.

Cuttlefish can count to five! Plus, catfish appetites know no bounds, and China has big plans for an underwater lab.

Sharing isn't always caring when it comes to spiders. Plus, adult women may not be getting autism diagnoses, and Earth could be entering a new epoch, courtesy of humans.

Plus, Microsoft Excel is sometimes autocorrecting science, and Seattle is looking to address its opioid problem by opening safe houses for drug use.

You've always wondered whether your dog would choose you over food. Now, scientists have some answers. Plus, the team covers chemtrails and a much more agreeable Venus.

We're close to slaying Guinea worm in humans, only now it's arisen in dogs. The team also has news on humpbacks and on how personality and musical taste are intertwined.

That's what Moon Express must be singing after it got permission to go to the moon. Plus, HowStuffWorks Now covers universal basic income and myths that are real.

Plus, HowStuffWorks Now covers the rise of mosquito factories and new research suggesting that investing in public companies with lower-paid CEOs might be a good call.

The practice of clapping to show our approval is an ancient one. But recent research suggests that applause actually spreads like a contagious disease.

Plus, Alexander McQueen could live on in one seriously unique leather jacket, and Jonathan Strickland explains the fun phenomenon of voxels.

Plus, the team investigates whether all U.S. gun violence is on the rise and reports on one way lions, cattle and cattle farmers could coexist more peacefully.

This week, the team reports on a fatal car accident involving the Tesla Model S, gives you a taste for transhumanism and looks at how marijuana can affect your emotions.

Plus, the HowStuffWorks Now podcast also brings you bad news about childhood moves and unusual news about a man and his beloved phone.

Plus, the HowStuffWorks Now podcast brings you good news about chocolate and Supreme Court news about illegally obtained evidence.