Venus May Have Been Habitable 715 Million Years Ago
Today, the surface of Venus is like a high-pressure pizza oven filled with sulfuric acid vapor. But it may have once been habitable, and that could change our search for extraterrestrial life.
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: 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 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: 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.