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: 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

HowStuffWorks NOW: When Grunting is More Effective Than Speaking

01/20/2016: We humans are known for yakking -- a lot. But it's the variety of sounds we make that really connect with one another. Find out why a meh, ugh, or ahh! packs a communication wallop.

HowStuffWorks NOW: Kodak Ushers In Film Renaissance

At CES 2016, Kodak unveiled its new Super 8 film camera. Is analog ready to make a comeback?

HowStuffWorks NOW: The Best Images of Pluto Ever

12/17/2015: When NASA’s New Horizons probe flew by Pluto in July 2015, it took stunning close-ups of the dwarf planet that we’re now seeing for the first time.

HowStuffWorks NOW: The High Tech Cars of CES 2016

HowStuffWorks takes a look at the technology behind the cars of the future, from electric vehicles to connected cars.