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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.

HowStuffWorks NOW: Science Nudges FDA on Mitochondrial Replacement

A team of scientists urged the US Food and Drug Administration to approve testing for life-saving mitochondrial replacement procedures. Will fear of a "three-parent-baby" prevail? See more »

HowStuffWorks NOW: The Heart of the James Webb Space Telescope

In 2017, NASA will launch a telescope built to see through time, all the way back to the formation of the first stars and galaxies. But how? Join HowStuffWorks as we explore the heart of the James Webb Space Telescope. See more »

HowStuffWorks NOW: The Kitchen of Tomorrow

We’ve heard about smart kitchen tech for several years. Are we finally seeing appliances that can live up to the label? See more »

HowStuffWorks NOW: Firearms on Facebook

2/03/2016: Recently Facebook banned private firearms sales from unlicensed sellers, who typically don't run background checks. Firearms and Facebook, who knew? See more »

HowStuffWorks NOW: Dutch Accept Pastafarianism. Are Dudeism and Jediism next?

1/29/2016: As the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster gains recognition in the Netherlands, we're forced to reconsider exactly what constitutes a religion to begin with. See more »

HowStuffWorks NOW: Lead Poisoning: Why It’s Happening Now

Two U.S. towns have found dangerous levels of lead in their water supply. We dig into why this is happening, what exactly lead poisoning is and what some solutions might be. See more »

HowStuffWorks NOW: Internet of Things: Ask Your Mother Edition

What if instead of buying new smart gadgets you could attach sensors to the stuff you already own? Enter Mother, the hub that turns dumb tech into smart tech. See more »

HowStuffWorks NOW: How the White House Has Become the Ultimate 'Social Network’

From social media platforms to online citizen petitions, the modern-day White House leverages new platforms to not only broadcast out communications to U.S. Citizens 24/7, but also uses these platforms to listen to the concerns of citizens.   Keeping things personal is important, as many constituents still prefer to share their thoughts on paper and over the phone. See more »

HowStuffWorks NOW: Missing History: The Declaration of Sentiments

In Seneca Falls, New York in 1848, a document penned by Elizabeth Cady Stanton to call for women's equality was signed by both men and women at the Women's Rights Convention. But the original document has been lost in time. Now you get to do some sleuthing to help find it. See more »

HowStuffWorks NOW: What exactly is an HDR TV?

It’s time to demystify the meaning behind HDR TV technology. What is HDR and how can it make a bigger difference than jumping from 1080 to 4k resolution? See more »