What Was The First Vaccine?

What Was The First Vaccine?

Since the COVID-19 epidemic, vaccines have become something that needs debating, apparently. For decades, most people just got their shots. In France, we even have a law that says that we have to get vaccinated at a young age for a variety of diseases that recently reemerged in the US because parents apparently decided not…

Margaret Sanger: A Life Devoted To The Birth Control Movement

Margaret Sanger: A Life Devoted To The Birth Control Movement

I never heard about Margaret Sanger before reading the book about the creation of Wonder Woman, The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore. Sanger was the aunt of Olive Byrne who was the “mistress” of William Moulton Marston, inventor of the lie detector and creator of the famous DC Comics superheroine. The book…

Who Invented Kevlar?

Who Invented Kevlar?

As I said in the introduction to my article about the Slinky, I recently rewatched Obit. (2016) a quite interesting documentary about the New York Times journalists who are charged with writing the obituaries. During my watch, I noticed multiple references to articles that might be interesting to read, one was about the inventor of…

Philo Farnsworth: A Television Pioneer Who Started Young

Philo Farnsworth: A Television Pioneer Who Started Young

I heard about Philo Farnsworth for the first time in the book “The Box: An Oral History of Television, 1920-1961” by Jeff Kisseloff. In it, the author described this American Inventor as the not well-known Television Pioneer who made it all possible. I was intrigued. Philo Farnsworth, A Young Inventor Who Dreamt of Electronic Television…