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.
Happy 30th birthday, 1984! If you're turning 30 this year, you're in good company—here are 30 things that share your birth year.... READ ON
Although the news often focuses on doom and gloom, there is plenty of good news around the world: we are making tremendous advances in life expectancy, disease prevention, poverty, and hunger. As we head into 2014, here are 11 reasons to be optimistic.... READ ON
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The Internet Archive hosts a Historical Software Collection, letting you play classic games online.... READ ON
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While Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were concluding humanity's first Moonwalk, the Soviets made a surprise appearance.... READ ON
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Condoms have been around for centuries, but they haven't improved much in the last 50 years. So a Grand Challenge was issued: make the condom better!... READ ON
In this short animated video, Xiangjun Shi (who goes by "Shixie") explains why she studies Physics. Of course, it helps that she also studied Animation, so can make great stuff like this. (This is her Animation graduation project.)... READ ON
Entitled Run, Run, the four-minute film features Henson's daughters running in the Connecticut woods on an October afternoon in 1965.... READ ON
ABBA had to negotiate the rights to their name with a canned fish company.