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

Spend an Hour Watching Yellowstone National Park
Watch How Stars Will Move Over the Next 5,000,000 Years
How to Destroy the Non-Paper £5 Note
A Brief History of Soyuz 1, Russia's First Crewed Soyuz Spacecraft
On This Day in 1964, the Unisphere Was Unveiled
On This Day in 1978, the Blues Brothers Rocked 'SNL'
What Was the Flaw in the Enigma Machine?
Watch How to Make a Compass
On This Day in 1972, Apollo 16 Blasted Off
Visual Proof of Snowflakes' Non-Uniqueness
In 1959, Soviets Littered the Moon With Tiny Metal Pennants
Watch How To Make a Self-Starting Siphon Using Bendy Straws
On This Day in 1959, America Met the Mercury Seven
Watch: These Fruit Flies are Superheroes of Brain Science
Can You Solve the Virus Riddle?
What's Inside the Deepest Hole in the World?
Remembering Gmail Motion, the Best April 1 'Feature' Yet
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
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?


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