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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: The Stuff Inside Your Stuff | HowStuffWorks NOW

02/24/2016: Let’s take a quick look at some upcoming Intel tech. It’s stuff that makes stuff work.

HowStuffWorks NOW: Building an Epic Telescope

2/19/2016: The James Webb Space Telescope is the product of massive efforts from multiple different teams around the globe. How does a project like that get organized, and who’s in charge of keeping everyone on track?

HowStuffWorks NOW: Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Fat? | HowStuffWorks NOW

From bad sleep to city-bound sea turtles, we all know artificial lighting messes with our circadian world. Now new research links it to childhood obesity and even some forms of cancer.

HowStuffWorks NOW: Your body heat changes this polymer

02/17/2016: A new polymer can stretch like a rubber band and hold that shape until warmed to body temperature. We tell you how it works.

HowStuffWorks NOW: The Chemistry of Space

How do we know the chemical composition of far-distant space material we’ve never sampled or even touched? JWST Deputy Project Scientist for Planetary Science Stefanie Milam helps us understand how stars, comets and other heavenly bodies can be analyzed by the unique chemical fingerprints scientists discern strictly through observation.

HowStuffWorks NOW: Slimy Bacteria Sees The Light

2/11/2016: Bacteria cells that make up slime can approximate human vision and drag themselves toward light with tiny tentacles.

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?

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.

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?

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?