Book review: “Enter Helen: The Invention of Helen Gurley Brown and the Rise of the Modern Single Woman,” by Brooke Hauser

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Apr 172016
 

When I was a teenager, I would always perk up when a talk-show host announced that he was about to introduce a woman who knew a lot about sex. This was back when information on the subject was still hard to come by, so the prospect of some ravishing, free …
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The Invention of Science: A New History of the Scientific Revolution by David Wootton review – a big bang moment

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Nov 282015
 

The birth of science in Europe was the greatest revolution of all, argues this dazzling polemic What is modernity and when did it begin? The answer depends a lot on the nationality and specialism of the historian you ask. Italians favour the achievements …
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Advanced Auto Parts and Rain Guard Windows Is What Is Keeping The World Patent Marketing Review Team Up All Night

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Aug 172015
 

World Patent Marketing, a vertically integrated manufacturer and engineer of patented products, announces Rain Guard Windows, an automotive invention that automatically closes a vehicle’s windows when it rains or snows. “The Global Auto Parts and …
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‘My Million Dollar Invention’ review: Smithsonian channel begins ambitious eight-part series

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Jun 132015
 

WE ALL dream of the Big Idea, the one that will make us stupid rich. Most of those dreams just don’t involve inventing, say, the electric chair. Smithsonian’s ambitious new eight-part series tracks the development of several dozen inventions that did …
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