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Invention and Innovation

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  • "Pop! The Invention of Bubble Gum" by Meghan McCarthy

    "Pop! The Invention of Bubble Gum" by Meghan McCarthy
    “Pop! The Invention of Bubble Gum” By Meghan McCarthy Paula Wiseman Books, $15.99, ages 4-8 You don’t have to wait until middle school to find good non-fiction. Meghan McCarthy takes a part of children’s lives that is so...
  • Book Review: 'Where Good Ideas Come From' by Steven Johnson

    Book Review: 'Where Good Ideas Come From' by Steven Johnson
    Where Good Ideas Come From The Natural History of Innovation Steven Johnson Riverhead: 326 pp., $26.95 Steven Johnson's "Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation" is misnamed. Natural history was pioneered by 18th century...
  • Geek is (still) chic

    Geek is (still) chic
    Technological innovation? Particle theory? Biomimetics? These weighty subjects are not just for experts. All published in 2010, these highly relatable reads explore places in the day-to-day where complex science is hard at work. "The Amazing Story of...
  • 'Styling Station' sends her to TLC

    Marcy McKenna was tired of the clutter that covered her bathroom spaces. So the Newport Beach mother developed the Styling Station, a fire-proof cabinet that can house all of a woman's electric beauty appliances in one small space. Born to a family of...
  • Eco-tours and historic homes aren't to be missed

    West Florida: Explore the homes of iconic inventors (Fort Myers): The Edison and Ford Winter Estates are major tourist attractions in this Gulf Coast town and for good reason. A tour of the homes also includes a spin through a terrific 15,000-square-foot...
  • From The Back Pew

    Across from me is Roberta Medford. We're sitting in front of an open window at her Montrose residence. "What is it about atheists that people just don't like?" I ask. "You would have to ask them that. I don't know!" Medford says with a good-natured...
  • Small Wonders: Seeing the world in entirely new ways

    "Although nature commences with reason and ends in experience it is necessary for us to do the opposite, that is to commence with experience and from this to proceed to investigate the reason." — Leonardo da Vinci Faith comes in many forms, I...
  • Where to invest green money

    More and more Orange County entrepreneurs are starting clean-tech ventures, and F. Henry Habicht II, or Hank, is the man they all want to meet. Habicht, 57, is a managing partner at Costa Mesa-based Sail, the leading clean-tech investment firm in the...
  • Chicago food

    Chicago food
    With Taste of Chicago opening this Friday in a city once described as the "Hog Butcher of the World," let's take a look at 10 culinary curiosities: Centuries ago, one place along Lake Michigan developed a stinky reputation. Smelly plants (variously...
  • Is Rich Crotty really a greenie to the core?

    Could it be true? Is Orange Mayor Rich Crotty a greenie? Is he, as he says, the "Jolly Green Mayor''? Well, given that I once called Richard Nixon the greatest environmental president in American history, I'll be open minded. Crotty is not a Prius-...
  • Book reviews: 'Cognitive Surplus' by Clay Shirky and 'The Shallows' by Nicholas Carr

    Book reviews: 'Cognitive Surplus' by Clay Shirky and 'The Shallows' by Nicholas Carr
    Cognitive Surplus Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age Clay Shirky The Penguin Press: 256 pp., $25.95 The Shallows What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains Nicholas Carr W.W. Norton: 276 pp., $26.95 When I was looking for a job after...