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The thorny history of barbed wire
Looking back on the American invention's complicated past.
Travel through time on history’s most ridiculous rides
Someone had to build it and try it.
Time isn’t real. Here’s how people capitalized on that.
Louis Armstrong and Albert Einstein showed that hours, minutes, and seconds can be stretched by perception and experience.
Twelve classic products that were perfect from the start
Nailed it the first time!
Modern surgery wouldn’t be possible without this one key drug
An excerpt from The Invention of Surgery, by David Schneider.
Naturally pink chocolate is finally here. But how is it made?
This rosy treat remains shrouded in mystery.
Thomas Midgley, Jr. may have been the most environmentally disastrous person of all time
A tribute to gaffer tape in honor of its late creator, Ross Lowell
Lowell passed away at 92, but his inventions will live on.
Meet the designer who wants to make fruit labels out of soap and save the world from swizzle sticks
Inside the mind of Scott Amron.
Crowdfunding helps women succeed in tech because venture capital won’t
On Kickstarter and Indiegogo, women outperform men.