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: 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: Seattle’s Legal Heroin Safe House
The Pacific Northwest is in the grip of an opioid epidemic, this crisis has driven city officials to propose a new approach to the problem: What if the city built a space for addicts to do hard drugs in a safe place, under medical supervision?
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.