Where would we be without the horse, the compass, or the steam engine?
For thousands of years, military strategists have tried everything within their means to suffocate rivals while minimizing casualties of their own.
If you travel 500 years into the future, you might not recognize your own native tongue.
One of the foundations of modern society is our currency, a system in which financial means drive one’s ability to acquire assets—both the things we want and the things we need.
Get to know an assortment of under-sung or oft-forgotten scientists whose discoveries and inventions played important roles in saving individual lives—and arguably, entire civilizations.