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Will orbital chaos cause Earth, Venus and Mars to collide?

It's not a pleasant thought, is it? But when you mix chaos theory with a few crazy cosmologists, those tidy, predictable orbits start getting lively.

    • How Hackers Work
      computer How Hackers Work

      Hackers have been attacking Adobe Acrobat 9 on Windows after a critical security vulnerability was found. Take a look at hacker culture and the various kinds of hackers, some of whom have run afoul of the law.

    • How U.S. Criminal Records Work
      people How U.S. Criminal Records Work

      Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was arrested and jailed Wednesday on new child sex abuse charges. Every arrest and conviction goes on a criminal record, which is stored in massive computer databases that are accessible throughout the world. Once you have a criminal record, will it ever go away?

    • What would it take to reverse global warming?
      science What would it take to reverse global warming?

      The two largest producers of carbon dioxide emissions, the U.S. and China, butted heads again this week at the U.N. climate talks. Most scientists agree that human interference in the environment has something to do with the recent trend of rising temperatures on the Earth. What can we do about it?

    • Top 5 Myths About Apple
      electronics Top 5 Myths About Apple

      Apple opens its new flagship store in Grand Central Terminal in New York City today. Apple is one of the most successful companies around -- and one of the most mysterious. Here, we consider and debunk five of the biggest myths surrounding this tech giant.

    • Does the Higgs boson exist?
      science Does the Higgs boson exist?

      The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) is providing an update on the search for the Higgs boson particle next week on Dec. 13. Rumors say it has been found, but does it even exist?

    • Top 10 Tips for Having a Good Flight
      adventure Top 10 Tips for Having a Good Flight

      Some things prevent flying from being fun -- small seats, crowded legroom, snoring seatmates and having to go back to the gate when Alec Baldwin is on your flight and won’t turn off his electronics. See these tips so you can make flying easier for everyone.

    • How Plug-in Hybrid Cars Work
      auto How Plug-in Hybrid Cars Work

      GM continues to work with the government to determine the cause of Chevy Volt fires. Learn all about plug-in hybrid cars including their battery packs, which have been under investigation.

    • You Should Know Video: Transplants, Physics and the Moon
      videos You Should Know Video: Transplants, Physics and the Moon

      It's no secret that Josh and Chuck are knowledge junkies -- but how much can they learn in 60 seconds? In this playlist, the guys tackle everything from fecal transplants to frame of reference physics and theoretical journeys to the center of the moon.

    • How Lying Works
      people How Lying Works

      Former U.S. Governor Rod Blagojevich was sentenced to 14 years in prison on Wednesday after jurors agreed that he lied to the FBI and found him guilty in 18 corruption charges. Do you know how to spot a lie?

    • How Suicide Bombers Work
      science How Suicide Bombers Work

      A suicide bombing in Afghanistan on Tuesday killed dozens of people outside a Shiite shrine. Are these bombers strictly a modern phenomenon? How can they be stopped?

    • How Tsunamis Work
      science How Tsunamis Work

      Scientists have now determined that the tsunami that struck northern Japan on March 11 was caused by two waves. While it’s difficult to grasp the full effects this natural disaster has had on Japan’s people and culture, we can explain the physical factors that led to it.

    • 5 Things You Can Do to Make Your Car Safer for Driving in Foul Weather
      auto 5 Things You Can Do to Make Your Car Safer for Driving in Foul Weather

      New Mexico closed highways earlier this week and the entire country of Scotland went on alert after heavy snow and ice covered the regions. Do you know how to prepare yourself (and your car) to meet Mother Nature's fury?

    • How DUI Works
      auto How DUI Works

      The Federal Aviation Administration chief resigned on Tuesday after a drunk driving charge. So how do blood alcohol levels, police procedures and DUI punishment work? What can you do to keep your friends and family safe when you've been out drinking?

    • How the Predator UAV Works
      science How the Predator UAV Works

      The U.S. military has confirmed that Iran has the missing RQ-170 drone, an unmanned U.S. spy plane. Remotely-operated spy planes exemplify the military trend toward high-tech, low-risk equipment. What can they accomplish in battle?

    • Did the United States put its own citizens in concentration camps during WWII?
      history Did the United States put its own citizens in concentration camps during WWII?

      This week, the U.S. remembers the thousands of American sailors and soldiers who were killed during the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. Is it true that some West Coasters were forcibly relocated after the attack?

    • 10 Remarkable Exoplanets
      science 10 Remarkable Exoplanets

      Astronomers have just announced the existence of an earthlike planet called Kepler 22-b, 600 light-years away from Earth. Take a look at 10 other cool planet discoveries.

    • Should you buy a tablet or an e-reader?
      electronics Should you buy a tablet or an e-reader?

      Apple recently reported to JP Morgan analysts that they aren't concerned about iPad competitors such as the Kindle Fire. These days, the latest tablets and e-readers allow you to read books and compute. So which device is best?

    • 5 Myths About Renewable Energy
      science 5 Myths About Renewable Energy

      The World Petroleum Congress is meeting this week in Doha, Qatar, to address concerns about global warming and the need for cleaner energy. Not everyone is sold on this vision, so a number of myths about renewable energy persist.

    • If the polar ice caps melted, how much would the oceans rise?
      science If the polar ice caps melted, how much would the oceans rise?

      Recent studies show that the Arctic ice caps originated when there was a drop in carbon dioxide levels, reinforcing the notion that the current uptick governs global climate change. The polar ice caps continue to shrink due to global warming, but how much would the oceans rise if the ice caps melted completely?

    • Stuff You Should Know Video: Space, Sneezing & Yosemite Sam
      videos Stuff You Should Know Video: Space, Sneezing & Yosemite Sam

      Join Josh and Chuck as they research the first animal in space, why people sneeze in bright sunlight and why in tarnation Yosemite Sam keeps popping up on the radio.

    • 10 Things to Do When You Arrive at Your New Home
      home 10 Things to Do When You Arrive at Your New Home

      Your friends are meeting you to help unload the truck and arrange furniture. But what else do you need to do when you arrive at your new home?

    • 10 Dangerous Everyday Things in Your Home
      home 10 Dangerous Everyday Things in Your Home

      Think your home is a safe haven? Think again. With all the hazardous chemicals people use in their homes, it may be more polluted indoors than outdoors.

    • 10 Embarrassing Problems You Don’t Want to Discuss with Your Doctor
      health 10 Embarrassing Problems You Don’t Want to Discuss with Your Doctor

      Whether it's an unsightly rash on your rear end or trouble in the bedroom, an embarrassing health problem may be the last thing you want to talk about, but some can be life-threatening. Which are we least likely to bring up with someone who can help?

    • 10 Signs You May Be Sleep Deprived
      health 10 Signs You May Be Sleep Deprived

      The statistics are alarming: According to the World Association of Sleep Medicine, about 45 percent of the world's population isn't getting enough sleep.

    • 10 Worst Ways to Die
      health 10 Worst Ways to Die

      C'mon. You know you've thought about this. We have, too. Want to see how your list compares with ours?

    • 10 Types of Computers
      computer 10 Types of Computers

      It may sound silly, but there really are different types of computers. They're super, wearable and, of course, personal computers. That's three. Can you name the other seven?

    • 10 Fabulous Fads from the 1950s
      people 10 Fabulous Fads from the 1950s

      Even if you weren't around in the 1950s, you're probably familiar with these 10 short-lived but long-loved pieces of golden-decade pop culture.

    • 10 Cool Things You Didn't Know About Stephen Hawking
      science 10 Cool Things You Didn't Know About Stephen Hawking

      He was born exactly 300 years after Galileo died. He has yet to be awarded a Nobel Prize, although he was awarded a guest spot on “The Simpsons.” What else do you know (or not know) about this acclaimed physicist?

    • 10 of the Biggest Lies in History
      history 10 of the Biggest Lies in History

      You don't look fat in those pants. I didn't copy off his paper. She's a natural blonde. I am not a crook. Lots of us lie, but what are the biggest fibs ever told?

    • Top 10 Tips for Stopping Underarm Sweating
      health Top 10 Tips for Stopping Underarm Sweating

      Sweating is an important natural process, but you can have too much of a good thing. So what causes excess sweating -- and how can you stop it?

    • 10 Tips for Choosing Carpet
      home 10 Tips for Choosing Carpet

      With so many different colors, materials and designs available, it can be difficult to choose the best carpet for your home. These 10 tips can help you protect your investment and figure out which carpet is right for you.

    • Top 10 Golf Swing Tips
      entertainment Top 10 Golf Swing Tips

      Too often your golf game may be soured by a wicked slice or a ball that winds up in water. But before you throw down your clubs in frustration, read these 10 tips to improve your swing.

    • 10 Grossest Things in Your Body Right Now
      health 10 Grossest Things in Your Body Right Now

      The human body is full of things that might make you shudder -- sweat, eye gunk, pus, partially digested food. What are some of the ickiest and most nausea-inducing items you're carting around in your person?

    • 10 Strange Wedding Traditions
      people 10 Strange Wedding Traditions

      Some of our wedding traditions help bond us to our families and to our culture. But be honest: Some of those traditions are straight-up strange, don't you think? Dressing several adult women in the same dress on purpose?

    • 10 Recipes Starring Your Steak Leftovers
      recipes 10 Recipes Starring Your Steak Leftovers

      Steak is a classic eyes-bigger-than-your-stomach food. Most people think they can finish the huge juicy goodness of a 24-ounce steak, but more often than not, they can't. What do you do with all of the leftover steak?

    • 10 Awesome New Inventions You'll Never Hear About
      science 10 Awesome New Inventions You'll Never Hear About

      Despite all the Slinkies, Band-Aids and BIC pens out there, many patented inventions that push the boundaries of innovation will likely never see widespread use, like this car that’s grown organically and emits pure oxygen.

    • Top 10 Ways to Make Money on the Internet
      electronics Top 10 Ways to Make Money on the Internet

      Most adults leave the house every day to go to work and make money. But some people have found a way to run their own Internet businesses from home. You can do it, too.

    • 10 Causes and Treatments for Cold Sores
      health 10 Causes and Treatments for Cold Sores

      Cold sores are many things, and, unfortunately, they're caused by a virus that those infected will carry with them for the rest of their lives. Let's look at the causes and some treatments.

    • Top 10 Foods High in Omega-3
      health Top 10 Foods High in Omega-3

      From eggs to breakfast cereals, lots of products' packages make boasts about omega-3. But what is it, and what foods really are good sources of it?

    • 10 Sneaky Ways Technology Betrays Cheating Cheaters
      electronics 10 Sneaky Ways Technology Betrays Cheating Cheaters

      Technology can help cheaters connect with paramours -- but it can also leave a trail that gets them caught. How does our connection to the digital world make it easier to expose infidelity?

    • 10 Tips for Making Perfect Cupcakes
      recipes 10 Tips for Making Perfect Cupcakes

      The perfectly iced little cakes you buy at your local bakery make cupcake baking seem like a snap. But when you try to bake your own, you end up with lumpy cakes smeared with runny icing. Where did you go wrong?

    • 10 Futurist Predictions in the World of Technology
      electronics 10 Futurist Predictions in the World of Technology

      Futurists can dish out some exciting -- and downright scary -- visions for the future of machines and science. Here are 10 of them in the realm of technology.

    • 10 Tips for Identifying and Treating Skin Rashes
      health 10 Tips for Identifying and Treating Skin Rashes

      You've been working in the yard, ripping out all those unwanted weeds. Now you're scratching a small red patch and wondering where it came from. Could it be a skin rash?

    • 10 Silly Inventions That Became Wildly Famous
      science 10 Silly Inventions That Became Wildly Famous

      Have you ever seen a TV ad for a product that was just so silly, you had to laugh -- then the item became an overnight sensation? Sometimes, people embrace the funniest things. Which made our list?

    • 10 Short and Sweet Quotes to Use for a Wedding Toast
      lifestyle 10 Short and Sweet Quotes to Use for a Wedding Toast

      No one likes a long, drawn-out wedding toast. Guests want to clink glasses and get on with the night! Keep your speech short and sweet with one of these quotes and a few words of your own. Our favorite quotes work for the bride, groom, their parents and their attendants.

    • Spy Pictures
      people Spy Pictures

      Spying is an important part of government intelligence gathering. This collection of pictures gives you an insight into this highly secretive task.

    • Arctic Animal Pictures
      animals Arctic Animal Pictures

      Arctic animals, such as polar bears, puffins and narwhals, have developed amazing adaptations to be able to survive in the arctic tundra. Check out these Arctic animal pictures to catch a glimpse of animals that you'll probably never see up close.

    • Protesting Pictures
      people Protesting Pictures

      Protesting is one way some people fight for change. See pictures of protests and learn more about this form of activism.

    • Tesla Roadster Pictures
      auto Tesla Roadster Pictures

      The Tesla Roadster is fast, fancy, and environmentally friendly. Check out these pictures of this incredible line of automobiles.

    • iPhone Pictures
      electronics iPhone Pictures

      The release of any new iPhone version has people waiting in lines around the world. Take a look at the iPhone and its features in this image gallery.

    • Halloween Pictures
      people Halloween Pictures

      Halloween is one of the most popular holidays in the United States. Everyone gets to dress up and be someone else for the night. Explore our spooky Halloween album and discover some of the major elements of this ghostly holiday.

    • Recession Pictures
      money Recession Pictures

      It may not be pretty, but recessions affect us all. So how do they occur? Trace the economy's path in the 21st century from subprime collapse to the mortgage crisis to the credit market crisis.

    • Awesome Architecture Image Gallery
      home Awesome Architecture Image Gallery

      From the Taj Mahal to the Leaning Tower of Pisa to Fallingwater, flip through these beautiful examples of architecture.

    • Wine Pictures
      recipes Wine Pictures

      This wine image gallery will make your palate thirsty for a nice glass of pinotage. Uncork your favorite bottle of vino and enjoy these wine pictures.

    • Glacier Pictures
      science Glacier Pictures

      One of the most impressive features of the natural world are glaciers. These massive sheets of ice can travel hundreds of miles. This gallery shows some of the main features of glaciers.

    • Diamond Engagement Ring Pictures
      lifestyle Diamond Engagement Ring Pictures

      When it comes to engagement rings, there are infinite combinations to choose from. Looking at pictures of rings can give you ideas for the rock you'd like to buy. See pictures of diamond engagement rings.

    • Baby Care Pictures
      lifestyle Baby Care Pictures

      Have you read every baby book and magazine? Caring for a newborn is an around-the-clock job. Discover ways to bond with your baby and aid in the development of your baby's self-esteem.

    • Rainbow Pictures
      science Rainbow Pictures

      Why are there so many pictures of rainbows? And what’s on the other side? Hum along with us as you browse through a few snaps of one of nature’s most beautiful effects.

    • Famous Gardens Pictures
      home Famous Gardens Pictures

      Have you ever visited a famous garden? Gardens both big and small have the ability to awe nature-lovers with their dedication to beauty and tranquility. Check out our amazing album of famous gardens.

    • Royalty Pictures
      history Royalty Pictures

      Our royalty image gallery will show you pictures of famous kings and queens, both ancient and modern.

    • Insects and Biodiversity Pictures
      science Insects and Biodiversity Pictures

      Insects and biodiversity go hand in hand. Without insects our planet would not survive as they are essential to biodiversity. Check out this gallery on the relationship between insects and biodiversity.

    • Amphibian Pictures
      animals Amphibian Pictures

      Amphibians are a diverse and unique group of animals. In this collection of amphibian pictures, you'll find Amazon horned frogs is african tree frogs, caecilians, newts and more.

    • Public Enemy Pictures
      people Public Enemy Pictures

      The bad, the worse and the worst. You name 'em, we've caught 'em. Check out some of the most notorious criminals in U.S. history, from gangsters to con men to bandits in love.

    • Fishing Pictures
      adventure Fishing Pictures

      Fishing pictures show pictures of fishermen and their catch. See pictures of fishing and fly fishing, and even pictures of ice fishing.

    • Diamond Pictures
      science Diamond Pictures

      Diamonds are some of the most brilliant and expensive natural features Earth has to offer. This collection of images displays diamonds in all their uncut and polished shapes and sizes. Obligatory pictures of very large diamonds are included of course.

    • Greatest Moments in Flight
      science Greatest Moments in Flight

      Flight has been a human dream for centuries. It wasn't until the dawn of the 20th century that man was finally able to leave the ground. This gallery highlights some of the milestones in aviation.

    • Big Cat Pictures
      animals Big Cat Pictures

      This big cat image gallery shows you a wide variety of these carnivorous felines. From the well known tiger and lion to the lesser known serval and margay, learn about these big cats and their relatives.

    • Steve Jobs: Life in Pictures
      computer Steve Jobs: Life in Pictures

      Steve Jobs changed the technology industry and our relationship with computers forever. Take a look at these pictures to learn about the life and success of this eccentric, enigmatic visionary.

    • Rocket Pictures
      science Rocket Pictures

      The science of rocketry is extremely complex and, at times, dangerous. This collection of images highlights the tech that gets all that science off the ground.

    • Window Boxes
      home Window Boxes

      Window boxes are quick and easy ways to add beauty to a home's exterior. Check out these pictures of window boxes and get inspired to create your own version at home.

    • The Ultimate Stock Market Quiz
      money The Ultimate Stock Market Quiz

      Don't fear this quiz if you aren't a financial whiz -- we're just testing your basic knowledge and throwing in some history here and there. Check it out and see what you know about the stock market!

    • Are you wise about wands and wizards?
      entertainment Are you wise about wands and wizards?

      Hey, Muggle: Think you know all there is to know about Harry Potter? You'll need a nip of Felix Felicis for luck if you hope to get full marks on this ultimate Harry Potter quiz.

    • Cars & Drivers: Match Famous Rides to the People Who Drove Them
      auto Cars & Drivers: Match Famous Rides to the People Who Drove Them

      Cars can sometimes take on personalities of their own, both in entertainment and in real life. But how well do you know these iconic cars and the people who appeared behind the wheel?

    • Everyday Science: Gear Quiz
      science Everyday Science: Gear Quiz

      Whether you know it or not, you probably use gears several times each day. Gears are used in a wide variety of mechanical devices including wrist watches, bathroom scales, washing machines and, of course, automobiles.

    • It's Tablet Time: Which one's right for you?
      computer It's Tablet Time: Which one's right for you?

      The Apple iPad still holds an impressive lead in the tablet computer market, but it's not the only game in town. With dozens of tablet models to choose from, how do you begin to find the one that's right for you? Take our quiz and see what you know!

    • Classic Muscle Cars 101
      musclecars Classic Muscle Cars 101

      It makes sense that as adults we want to recreate that excitement by buying and reconditioning the muscle cars of our childhood dreams. Think you know about the basics of collecting, refurbishing and enjoying classic muscle cars? Take this quiz to find out!

    • Hate Quiz
      science Hate Quiz

      Think you understand the most disturbing -- and, in some cases, the most lethal -- of human emotions? Take our quiz to show your stuff.

    • Quiz: Is your computer secure?
      computer Quiz: Is your computer secure?

      Yes, computers can make life easier, but they also can put your private information at risk. Find out how much you know -- or don't know -- about computer security by taking our quiz.

    • You're Saying It Wrong: The Misquote Quiz
      people You're Saying It Wrong: The Misquote Quiz

      From famous speeches to song lyrics, there's no shortage of well-known quotes. There is, however, a shortage of people who actually get them right. How well do you know these famous quotations? Maybe not as well as you think.

    • Towing Weight Distribution Quiz
      auto Towing Weight Distribution Quiz

      Towing weight distribution is vital to towing safety. Ensuring that tow weight is properly distributed is among the most important towing safety precautions a driver can take. Test your knowledge on towing weight distributions systems with this quiz.

    • Horror Movie Weapon of Choice Quiz
      entertainment Horror Movie Weapon of Choice Quiz

      Sure, you've bathed your mind in the blood of a thousand slasher movies, but is your memory sharp enough to recall each monstrous killer's weapon of choice? Can you remember how effective they were? It's time to put your horror knowledge to the test.

    • Do I need a mechanic?
      auto Do I need a mechanic?

      No matter how much you might believe in the DIY ethic, the hands-on approach doesn’t make sense for all car repairs. This quiz might help you decide when it's time to call a pro.

    • Strange, Spooky, Scary: The Supernatural Quiz
      science Strange, Spooky, Scary: The Supernatural Quiz

      How much do you actually know about the unknowable? It's time to put your supernatural knowledge to the test. Pray you spent enough time in your bookstore's candlelit occult section.

    • Getting Rid of Bags Under Eyes Quiz
      health Getting Rid of Bags Under Eyes Quiz

      As we get older, puffiness and bags under our eyes get to be serious skin care issues. We'll teach you how to get rid of bags under the eyes with our quiz

    • Car Smarts: Catalytic Converters
      auto Car Smarts: Catalytic Converters

      Catalytic converters are amazingly simple devices that have proven to be highly effective at reducing harmful emissions produced by car engines. How much do you know about catalytic converters?

    • The Ultimate Faucet Repair Quiz
      home The Ultimate Faucet Repair Quiz

      There are few things as annoying as the monotonous drip of water from a faucet, especially in the quiet of the night when you are trying to fall asleep. Let's see what you can do about it. Take this quiz and check what your options are.

    • Fact or Fiction: Medical Old Wives' Tales
      health Fact or Fiction: Medical Old Wives' Tales

      In spite of highly developed medical technology and scientific research, old wives' tales continue to live on. We hear everything from the plausible "an apple a day keeps the doctor away" to the ridiculous "a cat can steal the breath from a baby's mouth." Think you can distinguish between the facts and the folklore?

    • Quiz: Don't Worry! Be Happy!
      health Quiz: Don't Worry! Be Happy!

      You can't avoid stress -- it's everywhere! And no matter the source of your stress, it's doing certain things to your body. Take this quiz to find out what's going on when stress sets in.

    • How much do you know about Chrome?
      computer How much do you know about Chrome?

      The Google Chrome Web browser is full of fun and useful features. How much do you know about Chrome? Surf through this quiz to find out!

    • A Fool and His Money Are Soon Parted
      money A Fool and His Money Are Soon Parted

      In tough economic times, we all start to look at trimming our expenses. Take the budgeting quiz to find out how savvy you are with your money and get a few money-saving tips along the way.

    • Fact or Fiction: Birth Control
      health Fact or Fiction: Birth Control

      Not every sexual encounter has to end in a baby, thanks to the phenomenon of birth control. If you're sexually active, but not ready to be a mother or a father, you should protect yourself. How much do you know about your options?

    • The Ultimate Komodo Dragon's Bite Quiz
      animals The Ultimate Komodo Dragon's Bite Quiz

      Learn about Komodo dragons, and your next nightmare may feature one. Don't worry, there are only 4,000 Komodos in the wild, so your chances of encountering one are slim. Take this quiz to see how much you know about the bite of a Komodo dragon.

    • The Sex Drive Quiz
      health The Sex Drive Quiz

      Most men and women have an active libido, though the relative strength of that sex drive can vary significantly between people and over time. Grab a few minutes to take your sex drive knowledge for a test drive.

    • Are you a hobbit? The Earth vs. Middle Earth Quiz
      entertainment Are you a hobbit? The Earth vs. Middle Earth Quiz

      You may be a fan of second breakfast or know enough Elvish to make your way around Rivendell, but do you really know what it takes to be the Lord of the Rings? Test your Tolkien knowledge and decide whether the following are fictions or realities.

    • The Ultimate Death Quiz
      health The Ultimate Death Quiz

      The Grim Reaper is a personification of death that has been invented and refined over the years to help humans make sense of their own mortality. How much do you know about your own mortality? You can't cheat death, and you can't cheat on this quiz about death, either. So sharpen your scythe and get started.

    • Does Lip Balm Make Your Lips More Chapped?
      shows Does Lip Balm Make Your Lips More Chapped?

      Have you ever heard that if you use lip balm it can make your lips even more chapped? That's actually true, but it doesn't mean you can get addicted to it. Just watch this video.

    • Were there real-life hobbits?
      shows Were there real-life hobbits?

      In 2003, researchers on the island of Flores in Indonesia made a bizarre discovery: a group of people standing 3 feet tall. But is Homo floresiensis a distinct species? Was there really a race of hobbits? Tune in to learn more.

    • The Plane That Doesn't Use a Single Drop of Fuel
      shows The Plane That Doesn't Use a Single Drop of Fuel

      The Solar Impulse 2 aircraft captures energy from the sun and converts it into the power of flight. Is this the future of air travel?

    • How Do The Engines Breathe In Diesel Submarines?
      shows How Do The Engines Breathe In Diesel Submarines?

      Diesel engines need air to function, so at first glance the idea of putting them into submarines might seem ridiculous. But diesel subs are actually a widespread, time-tested technology. So how do they work? Josh explains the science behind them.

    • Why Men Love Reddit
      shows Why Men Love Reddit

      As the not-so-old Internet saying goes, "women are from Pinterest and men are from Reddit," but what is it about the aggregator that attracts the masculine masses?

    • 10 Disgusting Food Facts: Part 2
      shows 10 Disgusting Food Facts: Part 2

      Pink slime in your meat? Check. Maggots in your mushrooms? Yes, please! Find out what else is dwelling in the food supply as Julie takes you through part two of the disgusting food facts tour.

    • Why do we get brain freeze?
      shows Why do we get brain freeze?

      We all know what an ice cream headache feels like. Lauren's here to explain why they happen. It involves temperature (duh), nerves and lots of blood.

    • Saying No to Sex
      shows Saying No to Sex

      If you don't want to have sex with someone, that doesn't mean you're a terrible, uptight person. Cristen talks about learning how to say no to sex and how it can actually make your sex life better in the long run.

    • 5 Ways Men and Women Kiss Differently
      shows 5 Ways Men and Women Kiss Differently

      A kiss isn't just a kiss when it comes to scientifically proven sex differences in how men and women make out.

    • Why Straight Guys Hit On Lesbians
      shows Why Straight Guys Hit On Lesbians

      A couple lesbians want to know why straight guys don't believe they're gay and think they can turn them hetero, and Cristen waxes "Chasing Amy."

    • Can men be feminists?
      shows Can men be feminists?

      Cristen explains the origin of the term "feminism," what it means and whether men are invited to the gender-equality party.

    • Edward Jenner: Smallpox Vaccine
      shows Edward Jenner: Smallpox Vaccine

      Although forms of vaccination had been discovered thousands of years ago in Asia and Africa, Western Europeans didn't pick up on it until Edward Jenner turned an old wives' tale into the Stuff of Genius.

    • Why Do Some Noises Drive You Crazy?
      shows Why Do Some Noises Drive You Crazy?

      Do you want to strangle people for chewing gum? Does the crinkle of plastic fill you with inarticulate, homicidal fury? If so, you may suffer from the little-understood condition called 'misophonia'. Join Ben Bowlin to learn more.

    • The Acid Flashbacks of True Detective
      shows The Acid Flashbacks of True Detective

      In HBO's "True Detective," Detective Rustin Cohle experiences intense acid flashbacks from his past use of LSD. But can hallucinations kick in days, months or even years after a psychedelic substance leaves your body?

    • Stuff to Blow Your Kid's Mind: Volcanoes
      shows Stuff to Blow Your Kid's Mind: Volcanoes

      What could Earth and pie have in common? Find out as Julie and Robert explain volcanic eruptions -- using their own home-made volcano.

    • The Future of Time
      shows The Future of Time

      What's the date and time on a planet that has a 700-day year and 14-hour days? As far as we can tell, time is only an illusion and timekeeping was invented to keep people from missing trains.

    • We are Meme Machines
      shows We are Meme Machines

      Memes are simply ideas, and at the heart of our human experience is the sharing of ideas. But why do some memes die on the vine? And what does any of this have to do with technology and the singularity?

    • Computers That Think Like Humans
      shows Computers That Think Like Humans

      In a world of brain-inspired machine intelligence, computers of the future will no longer require programming - you'll just need to teach them!

    • Where's the best place to sit in a movie theater?
      shows Where's the best place to sit in a movie theater?

      When it comes to where you should sit in a movie theater to get the best experience, it's mostly a matter of preference. Except when it comes to sound. Find out why -- and where you should sit -- in this episode.

    • Could We Live Underwater?
      shows Could We Live Underwater?

      In the future, will underwater resorts provide the ultimate form of relaxation? Much like living in space, there are many life support challenges to consider!

    • Louis Braille and Braille
      shows Louis Braille and Braille

      Learn how Louis Braille invented the system that sparked Helen Keller to say, "we the blind are as indebted to Louis Braille as mankind is to Gutenberg."

    • This Day in History: Cesar Chavez, Crayolas & Bunsen Burners
      shows This Day in History: Cesar Chavez, Crayolas & Bunsen Burners

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