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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.


2/26/2016: Facebook now gives us six ways to instantly express our emotional response to a status update -- but is that enough? Everyone says "no" and HowStuffWorks staff members have some suggestions...

2/25/2016: The technology in Atlas, the bipedal robot from Boston Dynamics, could change the future of disaster response and household ‘bots alike. Learn how NOW.

02/24/2016: Let’s take a quick look at some upcoming Intel tech. It’s stuff that makes stuff work.

2/19/2016: The James Webb Space Telescope is the product of massive efforts from multiple different teams around the globe. How does a project like that get organized, and who’s in charge of keeping everyone on track?

From bad sleep to city-bound sea turtles, we all know artificial lighting messes with our circadian world. Now new research links it to childhood obesity and even some forms of cancer.

02/17/2016: A new polymer can stretch like a rubber band and hold that shape until warmed to body temperature. We tell you how it works.

How do we know the chemical composition of far-distant space material we’ve never sampled or even touched? JWST Deputy Project Scientist for Planetary Science Stefanie Milam helps us understand how stars, comets and other heavenly bodies can be analyzed by the unique chemical fingerprints scientists discern strictly through observation.

2/11/2016: Bacteria cells that make up slime can approximate human vision and drag themselves toward light with tiny tentacles.

A team of scientists urged the US Food and Drug Administration to approve testing for life-saving mitochondrial replacement procedures. Will fear of a "three-parent-baby" prevail?

In 2017, NASA will launch a telescope built to see through time, all the way back to the formation of the first stars and galaxies. But how? Join HowStuffWorks as we explore the heart of the James Webb Space Telescope.

We’ve heard about smart kitchen tech for several years. Are we finally seeing appliances that can live up to the label?

2/03/2016: Recently Facebook banned private firearms sales from unlicensed sellers, who typically don't run background checks. Firearms and Facebook, who knew?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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

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

Before the showroom floor opens at CES, there’s a special event called CES Unveiled, and it gives companies a chance to get their products out in front of the media before the madness of the show really ramps up. HowStuffWorks was there for CES Unveiled 2016 and here’s a wrap up of what we saw.

12/30/2015: The CES conference is a monument to technology and consumerism. How did it get started and how has it changed over the years?

12/22/2015: SpaceX and Blue Origin have both demonstrated reusable rockets. What's the big deal?