Chris Higgins

Writes about: Pop Culture , science , space , tv

Chris Higgins is the author of The Blogger Abides and writes for This American Life, The Atlantic, Breakfast on Mars, and The Magazine. You can follow him at chrishiggins.com.

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On This Date in 1997, Microsoft Invested in Apple
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The Science Behind a Bed of Nails
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Mapping an Imaginary World
Space
45 Years Ago Today, Astronauts Drove on the Moon
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Null Island: The Busiest Place That Doesn't Exist
Books
Penguin Books Debuted On This Date in 1935
TV
8 Of Our Favorite Bob, Gordon, and Luis Moments from 'Sesame Street'
TV
Making Giant Blinky-Light Computers
Space
Today in 1969, Apollo 11 Splashed Down
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Recording on Wire
What did I just watch?
Powering Up a 20,000-Watt Light Bulb
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'Buzz Pollinators' Vibrate Flowers Until They Release Pollen
Books
Hunter S. Thompson's Daily Routine
TV
Watch Hours of '80s and '90s TV Commercials
History
Douglas Corrigan 'Accidentally' Flew to Ireland Today in 1938
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Disneyland Opened Today in 1955
Space
Apollo 11 Blasted Off 47 Years Ago Today
Books
'The Catcher in the Rye' Turns 65 Today
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Radiolab Host Explains the Function of Music
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Can You Solve 'Einstein's Riddle?'
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Making a Bow and Arrows from Scratch
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Fun With Physics: Bizarre Spinning Toys
Travel
Inside Portland's 'Mystery Hole'
TV
Watch 8 of William Shatner's Early TV Ads
Animals
These Glowing Worms Mimic Shining Stars
Technology
Video: The Light Bulb Burning for 115 Years
Music
Watch an Animated Interview with Bob Dylan, Age 20
Animals
The Case of the Green-Eyed Squid
Science
What's the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle?
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Inside 1982's Artificial Heart
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Meet Needybot, Portland's Fuzzy Robot
TV
Video: Making Four Epic 'Games of Thrones' Battles
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Can You Solve the Boat Puzzle?
Math
Testing 'Six Degrees of Separation'
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How Do Eyeglasses Work?
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High-Tech Father's Day Gifts...From 1994
Sports
Lou Gehrig Was Born 113 Years Ago Today
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The Brilliant Engineering of Disposable Diapers
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Kevin Bacon on 'Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon'
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Can You Walk Your Cat on a Leash?
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Making Skyscrapers Sway Less: Tuned Mass Dampers
Music
Watch Master Violinist/Whistler Andrew Bird in Concert
Science
Surprising Science: Dropping Basketballs Off a Dam
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The 'Hot Fuzz' Blooper Reel
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Watch: The Making of 'Aliens'
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Video: You Can't Escape Shakespeare
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Can You Solve the Locker Riddle?
Science
What Happened to 'Nuclear Winter?'
Geography
Visit the Northernmost Town on Earth (in 4K Video)
Space
Video: NPR Asks Astronauts Your Questions
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