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The Titan of Metal

William Kroll invented the process for refining titanium. Learn more about the Kroll Process at Stuff of Genius. See more »

Top 10 Comic Book Geniuses

As part of our cultural narrative, many comic books personify genius through their fantastic characters. Presented here are the ten comic book geniuses that rise to the top of today's sequential lore. See more »

Is Academia Getting In the Way of Today's Geniuses?

Peter Higgs and Randy Shekman criticize flaws in academic publishing. Learn more about their arguments at Stuff of Genius. See more »

Lies, Damn Lies and Wonder Woman

William Moulton Marston invented both the lie detector and Wonder Woman. Learn where both originated at Stuff of Genius. See more »

900 Geniuses: Mary Tinetti

Mary Tinetti received a MacArthur Fellowship for her work in geriatrics. Learn about the risks of falling in the elderly at Stuff of Genius. See more »

The Disembodied Voices of Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison invented the phonograph & put it in dolls. Learn more about Edison's phonograph at Stuff of Genius. See more »

Inventor Patents Typhoon Busting Submarine

Koichi Kitamura has filed a patent for typhoon busting submarines. Learn more about Kitamura & his invention on Stuff of Genius. See more »

Deciphering Da Vinci's Cover Letter

Leonardo Da Vinci wrote a great cover letter to Ludovico Sforza. Learn more about the letter at Stuff of Genius. See more »

Tongues of Living Flame: Nikola Tesla and the Pan American Exposition of 1901

Nikola Tesla proved the superiority of alternating current at the Pan-American Exposition in 1901. Learn more at Stuff of Genius. See more »

Homogeneous Demographics in the 2013 Nobel Laureates

The average Nobel laureate in 2013 is 71, American and male. Learn more about Nobel laureate demographics at Stuff of Genius. See more »