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A lineup of flat-screen TVs at a store.

How TVs have changed through the decades

From the Baird Televisor in 1920s to the rise of high definition TVs today, televisions have come a long way since their inception.
A lineup of flat-screen TVs at a store.

How TVs have changed through the decades

From the Baird Televisor in 1920s to the rise of high definition TVs today, televisions have come a long way since their inception.
How are they not better yet?

12 inventions you’d think would work better by now

Some predicted nearly 100 years ago that flying cars and space travel would be common in daily life, but even some basic inventions still fall flat.
A computer simulation of how a supermassive black hole's accretion disk and its event horizon (or inner "shadow") might appear to a telescope on Earth.

The most mind-boggling scientific discoveries of 2019 include the first image of a black hole, a giant squid sighting, and an exoplanet with water vap...

This year, scientists rendered the first-ever image of a black hole, glimpsed a giant squid, and identified a possibly habitable exoplanet.
Venture capitalist Ben Horowitz, illustrated.

SUCCESS INSIDER: The cofounder of Andreessen Horowitz on what makes great culture — and 24 podcasts that will school you like an MBA

Our regular newsletter on getting things done. Leaders range from IBM's data chief to the cofounder of Andreessen Horowitz.
Aja Edmond, 2012 grad of Stanford GSB.

SUCCESS INSIDER: The essay that got me into Stanford business school, plus the books tech chiefs rely on for digital overhauls

The essay is one of the hardest and most important parts of the business school admissions process. Success Insider reveals what makes one sing.
Leslie Field at the Ice911 Arctic test site in Utqiaġvik, Alaska.

An engineer has devised a way to stop Arctic ice from melting by scattering millions of tiny glass beads to reflect sunlight away

The Arctic is melting faster than ever. One nonprofit wants to blanket parts of glaciers in glass beads to reflect sunlight and slow the thaw.
A television set in the 1930s.

What 14 everyday items looked like when they first came out

Inventions such as vacuum cleaners and washing machines looked very different when they first came out.
Furby took over the 90s.

13 outrageous ideas that made people ridiculously rich

Everyone has million-dollar ideas, but people rarely act on them. Mistakes, too, can sometimes even mean millions.
We can thank screen legend Hedy Lamarr for inventing wireless communication.

14 world-changing innovations by women that were originally credited to men

Believe it or not, female scientists are responsible for early sketches of the computer and the DNA double helix — but they often weren't given credit for their work originally.