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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.

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A Sweating Robot, the Best Way to Merge, and What Your Phone Battery Wants

A new humanoid robot keeps its components cool by sweating, just like you and me. Drivers who wait until the last second to merge are scientifically correct - and safer. Plus, we bust a few myths about what will (and won't) damage your smartphone battery.


HowStuffWorks NOW: Whisky is very cold... in space!

 HowStuffWorks NOW: Whisky is very cold... in space!

09/09/2015: What happens when you attempt to age whisky in microgravity? Who would even think to ask? We have answers for both questions! See more »

HowStuffWorks NOW: Let's Defrost a 30,000-year-old Virus!

 HowStuffWorks NOW: Let's Defrost a 30,000-year-old Virus!

09/10/2015: French scientists discovered a 30,000 year old virus frozen in the Siberian wastelands. It's big, complex and we're quite keen to resurrect it in the lab. See more »

HowStuffWorks NOW: NASA wants the HoloLens for Tech Support in Space

 HowStuffWorks NOW: NASA wants the HoloLens for Tech Support in Space

NASA plans to send a Microsoft HoloLens headset up to the International Space Station. Are astronauts getting ready to play Minecraft? See more »

HowStuffWorks NOW: Attack of the Corpse-Sucking Tree

 HowStuffWorks NOW: Attack of the Corpse-Sucking Tree

Perhaps you've caught wind of corpse-sucking tree roots in Ireland. Explore the science of what's going on here and why some folks long for the post-mortem embrace of mother tree root. See more »

HowStuffWorks NOW: Liar, Liar Bladder on Fire

 HowStuffWorks NOW: Liar, Liar Bladder on Fire

Can abstaining from a wee make you a better liar? Find out how inhibiting the urge to pee crosses over into the dark art of deceit. See more »

HowStuffWorks NOW: There’s a bug in Volkswagen’s system. And it’s huge.

 HowStuffWorks NOW: There’s a bug in Volkswagen’s system. And it’s huge.

09/23/2015: What's the Volkswagen scandal all about and what are the consequences? See more »

HowStuffWorks NOW: In Ant Colonies, the Lazy Ant Abides

 HowStuffWorks NOW: In Ant Colonies, the Lazy Ant Abides

We tend to think of ant colonies as a finely tuned eusocial system, but a new study from the University of Arizona explores the essential role that laziness seems to play in the kingdom of the ants. See more »

HowStuffWorks NOW: You Can’t Unboil An Egg. Yes You Can.

 HowStuffWorks NOW: You Can’t Unboil An Egg. Yes You Can.

It's no yoke. Molecular chemists dare to do what no one has done before them: unboil an egg. Find out how they did it and why (a deep disdain for deviled eggs?). See more »

HowStuffWorks NOW: Tasty Worm Savior Might Also Eat Our Styrofoam

 HowStuffWorks NOW: Tasty Worm Savior Might Also Eat Our Styrofoam

10/01/2015: How will future mans feed themselves and survive amid a wasteland of plastic garbage? The lowly mealworm offers a potential solution to both problems, with the latest research identifying their curious ability to digest Styrofoam. See more »