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Your weekly dose of some of the world's latest and greatest science news, technological advancements, absurd curiosities and groundbreaking research in everything from ancient history to the future of astrophysics. Join Lauren Vogelbaum and the HowStuffWorks team as they explore humanity's newest discoveries in HowStuffWorks NOW.


Amazing, Abnormal and Absorbing: Our Best Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

In this week's roundup of our podcasts and articles, Usain Bolt's uneven legs may the source of his superspeed, and people are taking pills filled with placenta.

Weird, Wonderful and Wacky: Our Best Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

This week's roundup of HowStuffWorks podcasts and articles features invasive hippos in Colombia, synchronized driving and the death of a beloved art application.

Curious, Cool and Compelling: Our Best Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

Catch up on our latest podcasts and articles, including stories on scientology, pyramids outside of Egypt and sea spiders that pump blood with their guts.

Puzzling, Peculiar and Phenomenal: Our Best Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

Catch up on our latest podcasts and articles, including stories on amphibious cars, the Vatican's banning of gluten-free wafers and a battery-free cell phone.

Cool, Compelling and Curious: Our Best Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

This week, we bring you stories on the fascinating history of women and whiskey, frogs' debt to dinos and odd U.S. presidential habits. Read on!

Extraordinary, Eerie and Excellent: Our Best Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

Read on for a roundup of our latest podcasts and articles, featuring enormous underwater waterfalls, corpses exhumed for ransom and apple pie.

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.

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.

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.

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.