The 20th century saw a lot of stuff invented. Here's 20 of them.
Bathing and showering, washing our hands are part of our routine cleanliness habits. We probably have given little thought to its origins in civilization, customs in society or even to the invention of the running water. Starting with the dawn...
The first practical steam engine was developed by Thomas Newcomen in the early eighteenth century. Steam was one of the driving forces behind the industrial revolution, allowing mills and other factories to be located away from rivers.
To modern sensibilities the SS Great Eastern looks like a strange hybrid. That's because she was part modern steamship, paddle steamer and sailship at the same time. She had all these means of propulsion available to her. To the eyes of the day she...
A research paper that explores the work of Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus.
There I was lathering myself (careful!) and luxuriating in the pleasant smelling foam of the modern soap. As the bubbles swirled around and drifted off in the water droplets, I began to wonder about the history of soap. Such is the effect of the uncommon history of common things topic, I can’t be...
There are lots of argument as to who or what invention should make every Filipino proud. This hub is a tribute to Philippine scientists who fought for their recognition as some of their inventions were copied and patented by other countries.
Do real Frankenstein creatures exist in the laboratories of today and yesteryear? What have we done in the name of science?
Alcatraz was home to many high profile prisoners in the nearly thirty years it housed our worst criminals. Although it boasted that it was inescapable, here are three of the most notorious attempts.
The history of chewing gum and bubble gum. How were chewing gum and bubble gum invented?