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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.

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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.

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

    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.
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    • 14 min
    Reheated Coffee, More Comfortable Mammograms, and the Chemist Who Created Home Ec

    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.
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    • 15 min
    Missing Limbs, Naked Mole Rats, and a Blood-Red Waterfall

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

    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.
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    • 11 min
    Cannibalism Nutrition, a Border Wall Hyperloop, and the FBI's Facial Recognition

    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?
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    • 12 min
    Thought Experiment: Transhumanism and Space Exploration

    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.
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    • 11 min

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Snippet of History

HowStuffWorks NOW is a slice into HowStuffWorks' history. If you want to see the logical progression after Stuff You Should Know and HowStuffWorks' robust articles, and if you want to see the predecessor to The Daily Zeitgeist, this show gives you a taste of that. By far the most interesting episode is the transhumanist one.

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