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HowStuffWorks NOW

iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks

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HowStuffWorks NOW

HowStuffWorks NOW

iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks

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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.

Latest Episodes

Why We're Not Sex Zombies, Wednesday's Pronunciation, and British Lawyers' Wigs

Since sexual contact can transmit disease, why don't any diseases increase our sex drive? Why is Wednesday pronounced differently than it's spelled? Why do British lawyers and judges still wear powdered wigs? The answers, plus a fond farewell. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

13 MIN2017 JUN 1
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Why We're Not Sex Zombies, Wednesday's Pronunciation, and British Lawyers' Wigs

Reheated Coffee, More Comfortable Mammograms, and the Chemist Who Created Home Ec

There's science behind why reheated coffee is terrible. In the incredible future, we may have better ways to mammogram. Plus, the woman who founded home economics was all kinds of amazing. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

14 MIN2017 MAY 24
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Reheated Coffee, More Comfortable Mammograms, and the Chemist Who Created Home Ec

Missing Limbs, Naked Mole Rats, and a Blood-Red Waterfall

Research into missing limbs indicates that our brains control function differently than we thought. Underground mole rats can live without oxygen. Plus, the mysteries of Blood Falls have been solved. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

10 MIN2017 MAY 16
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Missing Limbs, Naked Mole Rats, and a Blood-Red Waterfall

Gender Bias in the Supreme Court, Stair Climbing vs. Caffeine, and Teens Are OK, Really

Female Supreme Court justices get interrupted three times as often as male justices. Climbing stairs may be as effective as caffeine at perking you up. Plus, today's teens are doing pretty OK. Really. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

10 MIN2017 MAY 9
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Gender Bias in the Supreme Court, Stair Climbing vs. Caffeine, and Teens Are OK, Really

Cannibalism Nutrition, a Border Wall Hyperloop, and the FBI's Facial Recognition

Are humans nutritous enough to make cannibalism feasible? Could Trump's proposed border wall be improved with a Hyperloop?. Plus: Should the FBI be able to use everyone's photos in their crime-solving facial recognition program? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

11 MIN2017 MAY 1
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Cannibalism Nutrition, a Border Wall Hyperloop, and the FBI's Facial Recognition

Thought Experiment: Transhumanism and Space Exploration

Humans are ill-suited to the rigors of space, but augmenting ourselves with technology may create opportunities to explore and colonize worlds beyond our own. In this episode, we experiment in such a future. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

10 MIN2017 APR 25
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Thought Experiment: Transhumanism and Space Exploration

A U.S. Space Force, Why the Weather's Getting Stuck, and Maple Syrup Medicine

Is it time for the United States to have a military Space Force? Weather patterns are getting stuck in place - climate change is to blame. Plus, research shows that a substance in maple syrup has some incredible medicinal properties. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

14 MIN2017 APR 18
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A U.S. Space Force, Why the Weather's Getting Stuck, and Maple Syrup Medicine

Scattering Ashes, Circular Airport Runways, and the TSA's Power Over Electronics

Is scattering ashes technically littering? Will circular runways be the future of airports? Can the TSA search the data in your electronic devices? In this episode, these questions are answered and only two bad puns are made. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

12 MIN2017 APR 10
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Scattering Ashes, Circular Airport Runways, and the TSA's Power Over Electronics

Bird Poop Politics, Double Pregnancies, and How 'Citizens' Became 'Consumers'

Bird excrement was once so valuable to farmers that the U.S. government tried to claim all of it. It's possible to get pregnant a second time when you're already pregnant. Plus: When did we start calling citizens consumers? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

14 MIN2017 APR 3
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Bird Poop Politics, Double Pregnancies, and How 'Citizens' Became 'Consumers'

The Psychology of Picky Eating, the Secret Service's Services, and a Self-Driving Car Kit

Researchers are working to improve the lives of adult picky eaters. We break down who the Secret Service protects, and at what costs to taxpayers. Plus, there's a $700 kit that turns certain cars into self-driving cars -- and it works. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

13 MIN2017 MAR 27
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The Psychology of Picky Eating, the Secret Service's Services, and a Self-Driving Car Kit

Latest Episodes

Why We're Not Sex Zombies, Wednesday's Pronunciation, and British Lawyers' Wigs

Since sexual contact can transmit disease, why don't any diseases increase our sex drive? Why is Wednesday pronounced differently than it's spelled? Why do British lawyers and judges still wear powdered wigs? The answers, plus a fond farewell. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

13 MIN2017 JUN 1
Comments
Why We're Not Sex Zombies, Wednesday's Pronunciation, and British Lawyers' Wigs

Reheated Coffee, More Comfortable Mammograms, and the Chemist Who Created Home Ec

There's science behind why reheated coffee is terrible. In the incredible future, we may have better ways to mammogram. Plus, the woman who founded home economics was all kinds of amazing. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

14 MIN2017 MAY 24
Comments
Reheated Coffee, More Comfortable Mammograms, and the Chemist Who Created Home Ec

Missing Limbs, Naked Mole Rats, and a Blood-Red Waterfall

Research into missing limbs indicates that our brains control function differently than we thought. Underground mole rats can live without oxygen. Plus, the mysteries of Blood Falls have been solved. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

10 MIN2017 MAY 16
Comments
Missing Limbs, Naked Mole Rats, and a Blood-Red Waterfall

Gender Bias in the Supreme Court, Stair Climbing vs. Caffeine, and Teens Are OK, Really

Female Supreme Court justices get interrupted three times as often as male justices. Climbing stairs may be as effective as caffeine at perking you up. Plus, today's teens are doing pretty OK. Really. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

10 MIN2017 MAY 9
Comments
Gender Bias in the Supreme Court, Stair Climbing vs. Caffeine, and Teens Are OK, Really

Cannibalism Nutrition, a Border Wall Hyperloop, and the FBI's Facial Recognition

Are humans nutritous enough to make cannibalism feasible? Could Trump's proposed border wall be improved with a Hyperloop?. Plus: Should the FBI be able to use everyone's photos in their crime-solving facial recognition program? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

11 MIN2017 MAY 1
Comments
Cannibalism Nutrition, a Border Wall Hyperloop, and the FBI's Facial Recognition

Thought Experiment: Transhumanism and Space Exploration

Humans are ill-suited to the rigors of space, but augmenting ourselves with technology may create opportunities to explore and colonize worlds beyond our own. In this episode, we experiment in such a future. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

10 MIN2017 APR 25
Comments
Thought Experiment: Transhumanism and Space Exploration

A U.S. Space Force, Why the Weather's Getting Stuck, and Maple Syrup Medicine

Is it time for the United States to have a military Space Force? Weather patterns are getting stuck in place - climate change is to blame. Plus, research shows that a substance in maple syrup has some incredible medicinal properties. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

14 MIN2017 APR 18
Comments
A U.S. Space Force, Why the Weather's Getting Stuck, and Maple Syrup Medicine

Scattering Ashes, Circular Airport Runways, and the TSA's Power Over Electronics

Is scattering ashes technically littering? Will circular runways be the future of airports? Can the TSA search the data in your electronic devices? In this episode, these questions are answered and only two bad puns are made. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

12 MIN2017 APR 10
Comments
Scattering Ashes, Circular Airport Runways, and the TSA's Power Over Electronics

Bird Poop Politics, Double Pregnancies, and How 'Citizens' Became 'Consumers'

Bird excrement was once so valuable to farmers that the U.S. government tried to claim all of it. It's possible to get pregnant a second time when you're already pregnant. Plus: When did we start calling citizens consumers? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

14 MIN2017 APR 3
Comments
Bird Poop Politics, Double Pregnancies, and How 'Citizens' Became 'Consumers'

The Psychology of Picky Eating, the Secret Service's Services, and a Self-Driving Car Kit

Researchers are working to improve the lives of adult picky eaters. We break down who the Secret Service protects, and at what costs to taxpayers. Plus, there's a $700 kit that turns certain cars into self-driving cars -- and it works. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

13 MIN2017 MAR 27
Comments
The Psychology of Picky Eating, the Secret Service's Services, and a Self-Driving Car Kit
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