How the Sharing Economy is Changing the World
If you’ve ever taken a ride sharing service such as Uber or booked a room with AirBnB, you’ve already participated in the sharing economy. But you may not realize how sharing has extended to many different parts of our lives already, including health care, utilities and travel.
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.