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

Get the scoop on ancient 4-foot flying turkeys, seed banks set on saving the world and Elon Musk's plan for colonizing Mars in this week's roundup of our videos, articles and podcasts. See more »

Fantastic, Fascinating & Far-out: Our Best Stories You Might've Missed This Week

Check out this week's roundup for stories on virtual reality arcades, glasses that help correct colorblindness and machines with human creativity. See more »

Outstanding, Outrageous and Odd: Our Best Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

Check out this week's roundup of HowStuffWorks podcasts and articles for stories on a rocket that will release multicolored vapors, the policing of women's speech and cryonics. See more »

Why We're Not Sex Zombies, Wednesday's Pronunciation, and British Lawyers' Wigs

Since sexual contact can transmit disease, why don't any diseases increase our sex drive? Why is Wednesday pronounced differently than it's spelled? Why do British lawyers and judges still wear powdered wigs? The answers, plus a fond farewell. See more »

Reheated Coffee, More Comfortable Mammograms, and the Chemist Who Created Home Ec

There's science behind why reheated coffee is terrible. In the incredible future, we may have better ways to mammogram. Plus, the woman who founded home economics was all kinds of amazing. See more »

Missing Limbs, Naked Mole Rats, and a Blood-Red Waterfall

Research into missing limbs indicates that our brains control function differently than we thought. Underground mole rats can live without oxygen. Plus, the mysteries of Blood Falls have been solved. See more »

Gender Bias in the Supreme Court, Stair Climbing vs. Caffeine, and Teens Are OK, Really

Female Supreme Court justices get interrupted three times as often as male justices. Climbing stairs may be as effective as caffeine at perking you up. Plus, today's teens are doing pretty OK. Really. See more »

Cannibalism Nutrition, a Border Wall Hyperloop, and the FBI's Facial Recognition

Are humans nutritous enough to make cannibalism feasible? Could Trump's proposed border wall be improved with a Hyperloop?. Plus: Should the FBI be able to use everyone's photos in their crime-solving facial recognition program? See more »

Thought Experiment: Transhumanism and Space Exploration

Humans are ill-suited to the rigors of space, but augmenting ourselves with technology may create opportunities to explore and colonize worlds beyond our own. In this episode, we experiment in such a future. See more »

A U.S. Space Force, Why the Weather's Getting Stuck, and Maple Syrup Medicine

Is it time for the United States to have a military Space Force? Weather patterns are getting stuck in place - climate change is to blame. Plus, research shows that a substance in maple syrup has some incredible medicinal properties. See more »