Breaking the Law to Enforce the Law
As of June 20th, yes. The Supreme Court ruled that evidence found by police officers after an illegal stop can still be used in court. Is this an erosion of citizen’s rights, or an important step in giving the good guys an edge in the war on crime?
HowStuffWorks NOW: Humpback Whales to the Rescue
Marine ecologists have evidence that humpback whales consistently rescue not only their own calves, but other animals from killer whale attacks. Why are they sticking up for seals and sunfish? Is for reasons of altruism? Protection? Or revenge?
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: 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.