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.
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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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.
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
HowStuffWorks explains the secrets of static electricity.
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.
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From stories on edible packaging to sheltering in place during a natural disaster, here are our best podcasts and articles of the week.
Neanderthals distilled tar more than 100,000 years before modern humans created glue; archaeologists compared three potential ways this ancient tech was used.
Ancient Babylonian trigonometry, a mysterious, unidentified corpse and chakrams all make an appearance in this week's roundup of our podcasts and articles.
It's almost like making food out of air.
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?
This week's roundup of HowStuffWorks podcasts and articles features invasive hippos in Colombia, synchronized driving and the death of a beloved art application.
It's not quite a robot butler, but two companies hope their real-life appliances will cross one tedious laundry chore off your list.
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.