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.
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
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
Around the world, in study after study, one color and one number always emerge as faves. Can you guess what they are?
By Karen Kirkpatrick Dec 2, 2016
Critics worry that journals with lax standards are lowering the reliability of scientific literature — and exploiting the inexperience of young researchers.
By Patrick J. Kiger Nov 16, 2016
Researchers have discovered a way to trigger and control a visual hallucination without drugs, illness or direct brain stimulation.
By Jesslyn Shields Oct 31, 2016
The app aims to make the school cafeteria a kinder and more welcoming place for all students. But will it work?
By Karen Kirkpatrick Oct 14, 2016
Paper airplanes are much more than child's play.
By Laurie L. Dove Oct 6, 2016
As if it weren't enough for the robots to steal human jobs, the era of autonomous furniture is apparently upon us.
By Jesslyn Shields Oct 5, 2016
Ever wonder what's happening as your hair changes color? Permanent hair dyes physically and chemically change each hair, whether it's mermaid blue or bleach blonde.
By Laurie L. Dove Sep 7, 2016
After surveying thousands of published genetics papers, researchers found nearly one-fifth had errors caused by Microsoft Excel in their supplementary files. Uh-oh.
By Jonathan Strickland Aug 25, 2016
Could Waterbeds Ever Make a Comeback?
Epically Tough Baobab Trees Dying Off in Africa
Ridiculous History: When an X-wing Pilot Was Questioned After Kennedy's Assassination