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.

Travel
Watch: The Economics of Airline Class
History
On This Day in 1995, the First Wiki Went Public
TV
'Sesame Street' Introduces Julia, a New Muppet With Autism
Fun
Emulate a Vintage Mac Running System 7 in Your Browser
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Watch Ultra-Closeup Video of Sweat Glands on Fingertips
History
On This Day in 1957, Elvis Bought Graceland
Science
Why Do Cans of Diet Coke Float While Regular Coke Sinks?
Animals
Watch How Snails Make Baby Snails
Videos
Watch Technologists Get Excited About Mobile Phones (in 1979)
Videos
Watch a Neuroscientist Explain a Concept in 5 Levels of Difficulty
History
On This Day in 1933, FDR Gave His First Fireside Chat
Math
Can You Solve the 'Three Gods' Riddle?
Books
Remembering Douglas Adams on His Birthday
Videos
Watch 'The Snow Guardian,' About a Reclusive Data Collector
Videos
Watch Technologists Get Excited About Pen Computers in 1991
History
Happy Birthday, Sinclair ZX81 Computer!
Math
Can You Solve the Control Room Riddle?
Animals
Why Does Your Cat's Tongue Feel Like Sandpaper?
Videos
Watch: Why the World Is Slowly Running Out of Sand
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Watch a Vinyl Record That Produces a 'Star Wars' Hologram
Travel
Happy Establishment Day, Grand Teton National Park!
Videos
Relax With Slo-Mo Toy Videos
Movies
Watch Scenes from Every Best Animated Feature Winner Ever
Videos
Watch Technologists Get Excited About CDs in 1982
Math
How Many Ways Can You Sort a Deck of Cards?
Videos
Can You Solve the Frog Riddle?
Space
On This Day in 1930, Clyde Tombaugh Discovered Pluto
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Relax, Listening to 10 Rumbling Hours of an Arctic Ship
Math
How Many Combinations Are Possible Using 6 LEGO Bricks?
Math
Can You Solve the Passcode Riddle?
Music History
Watch the Nicholas Brothers Tap Dance to Glenn Miller
TV
On This Day in 1963, Julia Child Debuted 'The French Chef'
Movies
On This Day in 1936, Charlie Chaplin's 'Modern Times' Debuted
Fun
Watch More Adventures in Replying to Spam with James Veitch
TV
How Apple's '1984' Super Bowl Ad Was Almost Canceled
Space
On This Day in 1971, Apollo 14 Golfers Arrived on the Moon
Math
Can You Solve the Airplane Fuel Riddle?
Animals
Watch Archerfish, the Champions of Spitting
List
6 Things Americans Should Know About Net Neutrality
Videos
Watch: Malaria and 'Silent Spring'
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Watch Sculptures Appear to Undulate Under Strobe Lighting
Books
Watch: Stephen King on Childhood, 1989
Music
6 Things We Learned from Pizza Planet, the 'Toy Story' Punk Band
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A LEGO's-Eye-View: Outdoor Train Track
Videos
This Photographer Took a Polaroid Every Day Until the Day He Died
Videos
Watch: Free-Fallin' in Bremen's Zero-G Drop Tower
Videos
On This Day in 1975, Space Mountain Opened
Music
Learn the Basics of Sheet Music with This 5-Minute Video
News
Inside Wichita's 'Blessing Box,' a Micro Food Pantry
Math
Watch How Zero Became a Number
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