Can your MacGyver air scrubber do the work of a purifier costing hundreds of dollars? Science says yes.
America’s first female self-made millionaire is joining the likes of Jane Goodall and Ida B. Wells in the ‘Inspiring Women’ Barbie series.
John Harvey Kellogg, one of the minds behind Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, spent much of his life devising ways to improve human health and vitality.
Smell-O-Vision never quite caught on. Will “Taste the TV”—a flatscreen you can lick—have more success?
With kitty litter, Ed Lowe changed how cats and humans bonded. But not everyone understood the idea: One woman tried feeding it to her cat.
French engineer Nicolas-Jacques Conté created what is considered the modern pencil, though many have since made improvements.
Discover Amazon Launchpad's 'Shark Tank' Collection, featuring products from the show like the Saucemoto dip cup and Basepaws' cat at-home DNA kits.
John Landis Mason revolutionized food preservation in 1858. Too bad he didn't see jack in terms of money for it.
You may know that Thomas Edison was a prolific inventor who revolutionized the electric light bulb. But have you heard about his creepy talking dolls?
From ‘Hidden Figure’ Katherine Johnson to female Nobel Laureates you may not have heard of, Nina Chhita's Instagram is giving us some important history lessons.
Forget deep-fried Oreos and deep-fried butter—thanks to Mark Zable, you can now have your beer and eat it, too.
Get swept away in the tale of how Henry Winstanley was swept away in the lighthouse he designed (and other fascinating yet tragic tales).
Joseph Lee was sick of seeing slightly stale bread get tossed in the trash, so he found a way to give it a second life.
“If there is any invention on earth that we don't want down here, that is it,” a Congressman said about Edison’s voting machine.
Explore the life of inventor Alexander Graham Bell, the man responsible for giving us the telephone.
The popularity of the surname McCoy makes it difficult to pinpoint one origin on the phrase, but here are the leading theories.
Trying to see around a car pillar can be frustrating. Thanks to a Pennsylvania teen, we might not have to deal with it for much longer.
One of Thomas Edison's final inventions was a machine he built to contact spirits—and to show up his rival Nikola Tesla one last time.
Inventor Thomas Edison's life was about more than just the light bulb. Find out more about this 20th-century trailblazer.
From the man who died because of a failed parachute suit to the daredevil who perished in a stunt gone wrong, sometimes brilliance comes with a price.
From the first recording of a kiss to the greatest cat video on the internet, Thomas Edison captured the history of America.
On January 23, 1957, the Wham-O toy company began producing their first Frisbees. But the flying plaything's history goes back even 20 years earlier, to a couple of bored teenagers.