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
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.
By Yves Jeffcoat Jun 2, 2017
A robo-falcon, a smog-scrubbing bicycle and head transplants all make appearances in this week's roundup of HowStuffWorks podcasts and articles.
By Yves Jeffcoat May 26, 2017
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.
By Yves Jeffcoat May 19, 2017
Read on to get the scoop on a $10 million ransom for Enzo Ferrari's corpse, Americans' biggest fear and the wonderful world of gastropods.
By Yves Jeffcoat May 12, 2017
With antimicrobial resistance a worldwide threat, researchers develop a new antibacterial dressing using the shells of crustaceans.
By Alia Hoyt May 11, 2017
Nearly every second, an elderly person falls in the U.S. A lightweight exoskeleton designed to kick in when a senior trips or slips could remedy this common problem.
By Tracy Staedter May 11, 2017
Humans are nature's best throwers, and new research suggest this has to do with practice — and some complex internal math.
By Jesslyn Shields May 11, 2017
Read on for a roundup of our latest podcasts and articles, from plastic-eating caterpillars to a radical 19th-century political assassination plot.
By Yves Jeffcoat May 5, 2017
MIT has created a system capable of 3-D printing the basic structure of an entire building, cutting time and money costs — with an eye on Antarctica, and even Mars.
By Patrick J. Kiger May 4, 2017
Check out our latest podcasts and articles to get the scoop on hobbyhorse riding, the surprising and problematic history of brunch and one enormous rabbit.
By Yves Jeffcoat Apr 28, 2017
Hare-to-the-throne Simon was rabbit royalty expected to surpass his dad Darius and brother Jeff as the world's largest rabbit. But then he mysteriously died.
By Christopher Hassiotis Apr 26, 2017
Read up on a proposed border wall hyperloop, lawyers in wigs and a gun-toting humanoid robot in this week's roundup of HowStuffWorks podcasts and articles.
By Yves Jeffcoat Apr 21, 2017
This week's roundup of HowStuffWorks podcasts and articles features memory erasure, nuclear close calls and a crib that soothes babies with technology.
By Yves Jeffcoat Apr 17, 2017
Dive into stories on enormous dinosaur tracks, foreign accent syndrome and tech memes in this week's highlights of the latest podcasts and articles at HowStuffWorks.
By Yves Jeffcoat Mar 31, 2017
According to a new study, whole-body vibration has muscle and bone health benefits for mice.
By Shelley Danzy Mar 30, 2017
In this week's compilation of HowStuffWorks podcasts and articles, a desert in California erupts with color and Comic Sans actually has redeeming qualities.
By Yves Jeffcoat Mar 17, 2017
Your next set of tires could come courtesy of food waste. Researchers have found a way to use everyday food scraps instead of petroleum, and it could change the industry.
By Nichole Bazemore Mar 10, 2017
The set of pioneering real-life scientists beat out other fan proposals including "Voltron," "Star Wars" and "Spaceballs" characters.
By Jesslyn Shields Mar 2, 2017
Check out a compilation of the coolest new podcasts and articles at HowStuffWorks, featuring barbers who use fire as clippers and a venomous mammalian ancestor.
By Yves Jeffcoat Feb 24, 2017
Check out these HowStuffWorks podcasts and articles, featuring topics ranging from nearly indestructible "water bears" to a new Dead Sea scrolls cave!
By Yves Jeffcoat Feb 17, 2017
A compilation of the coolest new podcasts, videos and articles at HowStuffWorks.
By Yves Jeffcoat Feb 10, 2017
Despite decades of research, we'd be just as well off flipping a coin, when it comes to estimating a person's likelihood to attempt suicide.
By Shelley Danzy Feb 7, 2017
By Yves Jeffcoat Feb 3, 2017
By Yves Jeffcoat Jan 27, 2017
President-elect Trump has proposed cutting the agency's Earth science budget. But doing so could negatively impact construction, farming and infrastructure projects.
By Patrick J. Kiger Dec 7, 2016
The Monster Star That Refuses to Die: Could Antimatter Be Fueling Its Supernovas?
How Does the U.S. Senate Expel a Senator?