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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.


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.

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

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.

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.

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!

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

Is scattering ashes technically littering? Will circular runways be the future of airports? Can the TSA search the data in your electronic devices? In this episode, these questions are answered and only two bad puns are made.

This week's roundup of HowStuffWorks podcasts and articles features stories on bizarre human replicants, deserted auto factories and the historic Prospect Park. Read on!

Bird excrement was once so valuable to farmers that the U.S. government tried to claim all of it. It's possible to get pregnant a second time when you're already pregnant. Plus: When did we start calling citizens consumers?

Researchers are working to improve the lives of adult picky eaters. We break down who the Secret Service protects, and at what costs to taxpayers. Plus, there's a $700 kit that turns certain cars into self-driving cars -- and it works.

Although cases are rare, a non-zero number of patients have gone to doctors with a leech stuck in their throat over the years. In this special episode, we explore this gross but fascinating circumstance. Music by Eric Matyas www.soundimage.org

and is in such high demand that tons of it are being stolen from beaches. White rhinos use middens as a complex communal message board. Plus, clinical trials need more volunteers -- we explain why.

Read up on table-tennis playing robots and homemade self-driving cars in this week's round-up of the latest podcasts and articles at HowStuffWorks.

Ancient armies sometimes used hallucinogenic honey as a bioweapon. New research shows how different squid brains are from human brains. Plus, we break down why hot food seems more satisfying than cold food.

In this week's round-up of HowStuffWorks podcasts and articles, cosmic rays are wreaking havoc on electronic devices, and bees are playing soccer. Read on!