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.
In 2010, John McAllister broke the Asteroids world record. He played on an original arcade cabinet, and documentarian Adam Cornelius was there to capture the event.... READ ON
Women make up half the world's population, but they face serious challenges—for instance, one third of the world's girls are married before age 18 (with a shocking 1 in 9 married before age 15!).... READ ON
Vaccines are a crucial part of maintaining public health. Here are five things about vaccines—including the ones you may have received!—that you might not know.... READ ON
Here's a fifteen-minute film showing exactly how the galaxy's coolest laser-sword was created.... READ ON
Chris Higgins talks to the polarizing contestant about playing to tie, Watson's influence, Cliff Clavin, and more.... READ ON
He plays to tie, goes fishing for Daily Doubles, and is drawing the wrath of strangers on social media.... READ ON
Last week I wrote about a big myth: that foreign aid is a big waste. Since then, a bunch of people have posted smart videos busting myths about similar topics. Here's a roundup!... READ ON
The inside story of the commercial that changed advertising, even though Apple's Board of Directors didn't want to run it at all.... READ ON
Let's clear up some misconceptions.... READ ON
Hey, want a 20-minute documentary from the '50s on how vinyl records are made? We've got one! ... READ ON
Seeing bloopers from comedies is pretty typical. It's way more fun when dramatic actors crack up.... READ ON
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
Lyme disease is named for Lyme, CT, where several cases were identified in 1975.