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From the latest on the future of license plates to the history of ketchup, catch up on some of our best stories of the week here.
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Harvey Weinstein was the first to fall from grace, but that set a #metoo hashtag in motion that has been unstoppable ever since.
True Stories of How 'A Wrinkle in Time' Inspired Female Scientists
HowStuffWorks talks to three modern-day "Megs" to find out how they were inspired by the character's bravery, ambition and intelligence to pursue real-life scientific success.
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Cheddar Man was a dark-skinned, blue-eyed Stone Age Brit. You don't see those every day.
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How Dog Flu Works
How the Coelacanth Works
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Is hippo milk really pink?
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5 Luxury Services That Cost Nothing in the Wild
Can living off the land benefit your health?
10 Must-have Survival Tools You Probably Already Have
How Airbnb Works
5 Italian Dishes Kids Can Make
How Barbecue Works
Why is there a gluten-free backlash?
5 Tricks for Making Homemade Gelato
Does expensive wine taste better than cheap wine?
Why is sugar sticky?
How Small Business Taxes Work
10 Tax Tips for the Recently Divorced
10 Common Miscellaneous Expense Deductions
10 Job Titles That Have Been Around for 2,000 Years
How do you get a job as a professional shopper?
10 IRS Rules for the Home Office Deduction
How the Personal Air and Land Vehicle (PAL-V) Works
How Self-cleaning Paint Works
How old is the electric car?
Are manual transmissions really faster than automatics?
How Gas Compression-ignition Engines Work
How Smart Morphable Surfaces Work
10 Most Infamous Stains in History
10 Tools You Need to Paint Your Home's Exterior
How Jackhammers Work
How Bug Spray Works
How the First-time Homebuyer Tax Credit Worked
How often should I repaint the exterior of my home?
Can twins sense each other?
Could we make plastic from shrimp shells?
What if you ate uranium?
10 Historical Robots
What if mosquitoes went extinct?
How the Voynich Manuscript Works
How the Black Panthers Worked
How Chinese New Year Works
How Biathlon Works
10 Overrated Life Decisions
How Luge Works
How Colonialism Works
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