Winter is officially here in the Northern Hemisphere. If it doesn't feel like it yet, grab a snow globe - we'll tell you how they got their start.
A project out of the University of California - Davis uses images from a very well known navigation system to help slow the spread of invasive species.
Today in 1858 the US issued a patent for the mason jar. And yes, the story of the mason jar starts with someone named Mason.
Isaac Singer Invented The Modern Sewing Machine, But What He Really Wanted To Do Was Act (Cool Weird Awesome 1118)
Today in 1811, the birthday of Isaac Singer. He’s best known as the inventor of the modern sewing machine, but had it been up to him, Singer would have been known for stage acting.
When we say "music can bring us together," we usually mean it bridges divides and builds communities. But a new study finds that, biologically speaking, music really can bring people together.
A UCLA study finds that humans might be able to find some transportation inspiration from another creature that moves around in large numbers: the ant.
Lewis Howard Latimer, The Black Inventor Who Helped Make The Modern World Modern (Cool Weird Awesome 1079)
Today in 1848, the birthday of Lewis Howard Latimer, an inventor whose work helped make the world what it is today.
If You’re Trying To Visit All 50 States, North Dakota Wants You To Save The “Best For Last” (Cool Weird Awesome 1062)
Some of us plan our trips so we can visit all 50 states. If you’re one of these travelers, the state of North Dakota has a club just for you.
Today in 2013, the last traditional telegram message went out, decades after telephones and smartphones and text messages and so on. So why were there still telegrams here in the 21st Century?
Summer heat can leave a lot of us heading inside and cranking up the air conditioner. And yet, if you look at the history of this invention, you’ll find quite a few times where people said, are we sure this is a good idea?