Are police and gun violence on the rise in America?
Are incidents of violence – particularly gun violence, and shootings by police officers – on the rise in the United States? Or is our awareness of these events what’s increasing? Here are some key statistics about gun violence, police shootings, news media, and social media.
HowStuffWorks NOW: Let’s Turn This Cheese Electric
Ever tried to build a battery out of leftovers? It probably didn't go too well. Leave the task to the experts, such as the Arizona State University researchers who just made a functional supercapacitor out of cheese, seaweed and eggs.
HowStuffWorks NOW: The Chemistry of Space
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 anal
HowStuffWorks NOW: The Last Unicorn Died in Siberia
Did humans and unicorns ever coexist? Of course not. Unicorns are mythological. But new fossil evidence suggests that humans DID live alongside a prehistoric creature that might have inspired the legend: Elasmotherium sibiricum.
HowStuffWorks NOW: Meet Graham, the Car-proof Man
Humans are smart, but we’re also squishy, vulnerable, and prone to putting ourselves in heavy, machines that go in excess of 70 miles per hour. So what would happen if humans evolved specifically to survive an auto crash?
HowStuffWorks NOW: Who was Jack Chick?
With the death of Jack Chick, we review the cartoonist's life, as well as his infamous Chick Tract comics. How did these pamphlets contribute to satanic panic and offend so many with their rhetoric of condemnation?
HowStuffWorks NOW: Yeah, Right: North Korea Bans Sarcasm
Can a government ban a thought? As Orwellian as it may sound, North Korean officials are attempting to make certain phrases illegal, even in casual conversation. Join Ben Bowlin for a closer look at the new edict, the nature of censorship and more.