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

On This Day in 1960, NASA Took the First TV Picture from Space
5 Things You Should Know About Congress's ISP Vote
Remembering MiniDisc, the Audio Format that Flopped in America
Recreating the 'Asteroids' Video Game Using Lasers
On This Day in 1953, Jonas Salk Announced His Polio Vaccine
Watch: The Economics of Airline Class
On This Day in 1995, the First Wiki Went Public
'Sesame Street' Introduces Julia, a New Muppet With Autism
Emulate a Vintage Mac Running System 7 in Your Browser
Watch Ultra-Closeup Video of Sweat Glands on Fingertips
On This Day in 1957, Elvis Bought Graceland
Why Do Cans of Diet Coke Float While Regular Coke Sinks?
Watch How Snails Make Baby Snails
Watch Technologists Get Excited About Mobile Phones (in 1979)
Watch a Neuroscientist Explain a Concept in 5 Levels of Difficulty
Can You Solve the 'Three Gods' Riddle?
Remembering Douglas Adams on His Birthday
Watch 'The Snow Guardian,' About a Reclusive Data Collector
Watch Technologists Get Excited About Pen Computers in 1991
Happy Birthday, Sinclair ZX81 Computer!
Can You Solve the Control Room Riddle?
Why Does Your Cat's Tongue Feel Like Sandpaper?
Watch: Why the World Is Slowly Running Out of Sand
Watch a Vinyl Record That Produces a 'Star Wars' Hologram
Happy Establishment Day, Grand Teton National Park!
Relax With Slo-Mo Toy Videos
Watch Scenes from Every Best Animated Feature Winner Ever
Watch Technologists Get Excited About CDs in 1982
How Many Ways Can You Sort a Deck of Cards?
Can You Solve the Frog Riddle?
On This Day in 1930, Clyde Tombaugh Discovered Pluto
Relax, Listening to 10 Rumbling Hours of an Arctic Ship
How Many Combinations Are Possible Using 6 LEGO Bricks?
Can You Solve the Passcode Riddle?
Watch the Nicholas Brothers Tap Dance to Glenn Miller
On This Day in 1963, Julia Child Debuted 'The French Chef'
On This Day in 1936, Charlie Chaplin's 'Modern Times' Debuted
Watch More Adventures in Replying to Spam with James Veitch
How Apple's '1984' Super Bowl Ad Was Almost Canceled
On This Day in 1971, Apollo 14 Golfers Arrived on the Moon
Can You Solve the Airplane Fuel Riddle?
Watch Archerfish, the Champions of Spitting
Watch: Malaria and 'Silent Spring'
Watch Sculptures Appear to Undulate Under Strobe Lighting
Watch: Stephen King on Childhood, 1989
6 Things We Learned from Pizza Planet, the 'Toy Story' Punk Band
A LEGO's-Eye-View: Outdoor Train Track
This Photographer Took a Polaroid Every Day Until the Day He Died
Watch: Free-Fallin' in Bremen's Zero-G Drop Tower
On This Day in 1975, Space Mountain Opened


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