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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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Microbots, Babies’ Trust, and Lead Contamination

Tiny, reusable robots could help remove lead from our water supply, and we explain why lead contamination is happening in the first place. Plus, very young children can identify corrupt characters – but they can also be bribed.


HowStuffWorks NOW: Scanners and Brain Computer Interfaces

 HowStuffWorks NOW: Scanners and Brain Computer Interfaces

Have you ever watched a film and thought, "Oh, I hope she doesn't go through that door."? What if the character could actually hear your thoughts and act on them? See more »

HowStuffWorks NOW: Birds Are Shouting over You to be Heard

 HowStuffWorks NOW: Birds Are Shouting over You to be Heard

09/01/2015: What happens when a bird needs to be heard over the din of us loud humans? They shout. But at what cost? See more »

HowStuffWorks NOW: Tired of Swiping Left?

 HowStuffWorks NOW: Tired of Swiping Left?

09/02/2015: Are you looking for that someone special but you're tired of sending candidates to the Tinder reject pile? Artificial intelligence is here to save the day! See more »

HowStuffWorks NOW: Never Fall in Love with a Slot Machine

 HowStuffWorks NOW: Never Fall in Love with a Slot Machine

How do you feel about that money-sucking slot machine? As new research indicates, the human tendency to imbue the three-armed bandit with human thought only gives it more insidious power over the gambler. See more »

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 »