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Despite the hurdles faced in receiving credit for their ideas, female inventors managed to acquire some important patents.
Do you know the top 10 things that women invented? Check out the top 10 things that women invented in this article from HowStuffWorks.com.
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Plowing down our forests is a bad idea. So what's driving the destruction?
Deforestation, or the removal of forests, contributes to global warming. Learn how deforestation harms our plants and animals -- even to extinction.
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Each year, thousands of people are injured, maimed or even killed by electrical outlets. Yes, thousands.
Injuries from electrical outlets can injure, maim, or even kill you. Find out exactly what could happen if you stick your finger in an outlet.
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There's a big difference between earthquake-resistant and earthquake-proof.
Will buildings ever be truly earthquake-proof? Find out about some of the innovative building practices at HowStuffWorks.
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Find out how a forgetful operator and zombie enthusiasts exploited the Emergency Alert System's weaknesses.
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Is the Internet making children less polite and stunting their social skills? Find out if the Internet is making children less polite.
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Dirt gets into our bodies every day, whether we want it to or not.
How much dirt do I eat in a year? More than you might think. Can dirt help keep us healthy? Find out at HowStuffWorks.
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Plastics. They're durable, flexible and long-lasting. They're also everywhere.
10 eco-friendly substitutes for plastic is discussed in this article from HowStuffWorks. Learn about 10 eco-friendly substitutes for plastic.
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Take our quiz to see how much you know about the rise and fall of some of history's greatest civilizations!
Think you can pass our lost civilizations quiz? Test your knowledge to see if you know about the world's extinct cultures.
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Traces of Neanderthal DNA exist in the modern human gene pool.
The arrival of modern humans marked the demise of Neanderthals. Find out why Neanderthals became extinct at HowStuffWorks.
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Nowadays, farmers have lots of high-tech equipment to help them out.
The modern farm has more in common with Silicon Valley than you might think. Here are 10 high-tech tools you may find on a farm from HowStuffWorks.
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Do you ever feel like you're the last of your species?
If you were an extinct animal, which one would you be? Take this extinct animal personality quiz to find out!
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