When most people think of NASA, they probably think of astronauts and the Kennedy Space Center. But there's a whole lot more to this 60-year-old organization.
by Craig Freudenrich, Ph.D.
Bees Stopped Buzzing During the 2017 Solar Eclipse
Thanks to a citizen science project in the path of totality, researchers studied bee activity and were surprised by the results.
How Birds Get Berry, Berry Drunk
Berries are a great food source for birds, but this diet can backfire when the fruit starts to ferment.
Scientists Figure Out Why Elephants' Skin Is So Cracked
Scientists have known for a long time that elephants have no sweat glands and keep cool through slinging mud on their skin. But they didn't know what made the skin so wrinkled — until now.
Only Birds Have a Syrinx and That's Why They Sing
Only birds have a special voice box — the syrinx — and it's what they use to sing. But what's so unique about the syrinx is that it's actually an evolutionary anomaly.
From science to culture to tech and beyond, get essential stories and videos straight to your News Feed.
Like HowStuffWorkson Facebook
In some European countries, phone numbers vary in length, ranging from just five or six digits in small towns to 10 or more in large cities.
Explore more in What do digits in phone numbers mean?
Use your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to follow HowStuffWorks on Apple News.
Subscribe to HowStuffWorks on Apple News
Spending Money on Experiences, Not Things, Increases Gratitude and Altruism
Trinitite: How the First Nuclear Bomb Turned Sand to Glass
Plants May Have Proteins Like the Ones That Cause Mad Cow Disease
Where Are the Women of Wikipedia?
What are quick-time events?
Coming Soon: Hair Dye That Changes Color From Moment to Moment
Could a wearable device help you train your dog?
Dogs Make More Expressive Faces When Humans Are Watching
Discovery of Horse-sized Dinosaur Sheds Light on T. Rex Evolution
This Is How Sexual Harassment Is Legally Defined in the U.S.
10 Wacky Birthday Superstitions
The Card Game That Wants to Stop the Border Wall
10 Wrong Grammar Rules Everyone Knows
Will the grammar police really arrest you if you start a sentence with a conjunction or end one with a preposition? There's only one way to find out.
Quiz: Are You Prepared for the Next Disaster?
From hurricanes, to earthquakes, to tornadoes, there's no shortage of potential disasters that can ruin homes and devastate lives. Think you’re ready to survive the next disaster? Take this quiz and find out.
Actually, We're Not Overdoing It on the Salt
A worldwide study found that although most people consumed more salt than was recommended, it wasn't enough to do damage to their heart health. And there wasn't much of a link between sodium consumption and heart attacks.
Pink Tax: 5 Things Women Are Forced to Pay More for Than Men
Razors. Shampoo. Even dry cleaning. Women pay more for these things every day. Simply because, well, they're women.
Halloween Costume Crafts for Kids
Halloween is one of the most popular annual events for adults and children alike. In this article, learn the best ideas for costume crafts to transform your costume from ordinary to 'spooktacular.' Check out these crafts for more Halloween fun!
Experts Find There Are Four Giraffe Species. Can You Tell Them Apart?
Can you tell one species of giraffe from the next? We've got some pics to help you out.
HowStuffWorks: 3d printing: 3d printing update
HowStuffWorks Illustrated: How Physics Helps Animals Fly
HowStuffWorks: Eyebrow trends over the last 100 years
Stuff to Blow Your Mind: Can computers be 'creative'? - Science on the Web
HowStuffWorks Visits the Parthenon in Nashville
HowStuffWorks Illustrated: What Is Blockchain?
HowStuffWorks Meets World-renowned BBQ Champion Chef Mike Johnson at Memphis In May
HowStuffWorks visits the Duckmaster of the Peabody Hotel
HowStuffWorks Illustrated: Royal Succession
What Happens to Your Social Media When You Die?
HowStuffWorks_video: Atlanta Honors 50-year-old MLK Legacy with a March
HowStuffWorks Illustrated: SpaceX Successfully Launches 14th Resupply Mission
Is Coconut Oil a 'Superfood' or 'Pure Poison'?
More on BrainStuff
Mini Crush #38
More on Movie Crush
The Sinking of the SS Princess Sophia
More on Stuff You Missed in History Class
We Are The Temple Fires
More on Ethnically Ambiguous