Inventions & Discoveries
The tools and technology that help us understand and change the world
How balloon geek Auguste Piccard inspired Hollywood and became a worthy namesake for Jean-Luc Picard of Star Trek fame.
Meet Arthur Eddington, the weirdo scientist who made Albert Einstein the genius we know today.
The downside of using genetic genealogy to fight crime.
How a feisty, suicidal Nobel laureate infuriated both Hitler and Stalin, and stalled cancer research for 50 years along the way.
The world’s first plastic made Hollywood possible—and killed thousands of people along the way.