The answer isn't as simple as it seems.
by Cherise Threewitt Jan 15 2019
Researchers hypothesize that missing rocks from the geologic record, known as the Great Unconformity, were sheared away by glaciers at a time when most — or all — of the world's surface was coated with ice.
by Mark Mancini Jan 15 2019
Encryption grants your data privacy, while locking out others, including law enforcement. Could encryption ever stay strong and grant law enforcement access?
by Greg Fish Jan 15 2019
Vomiting is nature's clearly preferred method for cleaning out the contents of the stomach. But not all animals can do it.
by Loraine Fick Jan 15 2019
President Trump has threatened to use emergency powers to build a border wall without Congressional approval.
by Patrick J. Kiger Jan 14 2019
5 Reasons to Blow Your Nose Gently
It seems pretty safe to blow the old honker, doesn't it? Well, think again.
By Jesslyn Shields
Mark Your Calendars for These Space Events in 2019
From rocket launches and eclipses to meteor showers and lunar landings, these are the space events you won't want to miss in 2019.
By Patrick J. Kiger
How Sword Swallowing Works
Why do bridges ice before the rest of the highway?
5 Tips to Finally Achieve Your Fitness Goals
How 'Schoolhouse Rock!' Works
What if I ate the silica packets marked "do not eat"?
About Face: The U.S. Currency Portrait Quiz
Who Was Alexander von Humboldt and What Is the Humboldt Current?
HowStuffWorks: Illustrated: Scutoids! Just Like Spheres and Cubes, But Not
Can supersymmetry and the multiverse both be true simultaneously?
What Happens If Your Adult Teeth Just Don't Come In?
Why Is It So Hard to Find a Cure for Alzheimer’s?
Researchers Analyze Google Data to Show Success of Chickenpox Vaccine
Ridiculous History: Bears, Raccoons — and Alligators? — in the White House
Conspiracy Theories Reignite After Manson Death
Royal Babies Quiz
Top 5 Ancient Aztec Inventions
10 Famous Guitars
10 Signs of a Modern Mass Extinction
10 of the Biggest Lies in History
HowStuffWorks: Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama's "Infinity Mirrors" exhibition
HowStuffWorks Illustrated: Forgot to Defrost Your Turkey?
Stay up to date with HowStuffWorks via email.
Newsletter Policy & Terms
"I wore one 2-3 days and that's more than enough, because they are already smelly."
Explore more inUnderwear You Can Wear 'for Weeks' Without Washing