Seeing Through Time with Dr. John Mather
What happened in the early days of the universe? How did the first stars and galaxies form? In just a few years, we’ll find the answers to these questions and more with the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope. We spoke with Senior Project Scientist and Nobel Laureate Dr. John Mather to learn more about how the JWST works.
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: 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.