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Black History Month: Things you never knew were invented by black people

By Aimone Sharif – Head of Editorial The month of October, also known as Black History month, aims to show and recognise the amazing things black people have done for the development of our society. There are a lot of things you use daily and you didn’t even know it was a black person who invented it, well brace yourself because if black people didn’t help us throughout time, we would be nowhere. 1. Light bulb carbon filament– Lewis Latimer It is common knowledge that Thomas

Female Inventors You Should Have Learnt About in School

Image: [Bryony Wharfe | Contributing Writer] Everyone knows about Thomas Edison and his invention of the light bulb, Alexander Bell and his marvellous telephone, even Nikola Tesla who forged fluorescent light bulbs, X-rays, radios, lasers, wireless communication and limitless free energy (seriously this man is the bomb), but what about women? Which famous female inventors do you know about? None? One maybe two? Well here are seven of my favourites, and hopefully, t

2015/16 Inventions and Discoveries

Image: Kasia Sawicka [Leong Qi Tyng | Contributing Writer] Wondering what kinds of new and wonderful inventions and discoveries have crept into our lives recently? Here’s a short list of what’s been going on since 2015! Thinx: Period-proof Underwear by Miki & Radha Agrawal and Antonio Dunbar (USA & Sri Lanka) Image: I always wondered how female superheroes go about crime fighting on their period week. Do they have time for a quick change? Well, thanks to Thin