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.
The story of Enos, second "space chimp," who launched 54 years ago today.... READ ON
What do you learn, ambling down thousands of miles of sidewalk?... READ ON
Today's installment of "computers can be dumb."... READ ON
The highway speed limit was 4mph, and somebody had to walk in front of the car waving a red flag.... READ ON
Five ways to keep tabs on our spacefaring friends!... READ ON
Behold our new blobby overlords!... READ ON
Math, legwork, and a deep well helped figure out the circumference of our planet.... READ ON
Belushi threatens a member of the horn section with his samurai sword...in a fun way.... READ ON
What's the most symmetrical geometric shape?... READ ON
35 years ago, Steve Jobs talked computers. He got a lot of stuff right.... READ ON
Three Men and a Baby was directed by Leonard Nimoy.