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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 chrishiggins.com.

Videos
How Compost is Made
Weird Science
Playing With Magnets in a Copper Pipe
Videos
A Week Without the Internet
List
5 Things You Might Not Know About Vaccines
Music
Johnny Cash on Sesame Street
Movies
The Evolution of the Lightsaber
Videos
Neil Gaiman reads "Green Eggs and Ham"
Videos
What the Northern Lights Really Look Like
Q&A
Our Interview With Jeopardy! Champion Arthur Chu
List
6 Elements of Arthur Chu's Jeopardy! Strategy
TV
Star Trek: Voyager's Photon Torpedo Problem
Videos
4 Music Videos Without the Music
Videos
How to Shoot Snowballs With a Slingshot
List
6 Smart People Debunk Myths About the Poor
Videos
Bloopers from "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home"
Videos
This is Not a Conspiracy Theory
Videos
"Star Trek: TNG" Wardrobe & Makeup Tests
Science
Myth-Busting Poverty and Health
Videos
How Vinyl Records Are Made
Videos
Why We Get Car Sick
Videos
This Is What the End of Polio Looks Like
TV
11 Gag Reels from Serious Shows
Movies
Making "Raiders of the Lost Ark"
Videos
How to Fold a Fitted Sheet
TV
Mister Rogers Visits the Sneaker Factory
List
5 Inspiring People Living With Polio
Videos
Video: Watches Showing 10:10
Animals
The Lion Whisperer
Space
Earthrise: The 45th Anniversary
TV
Gag Reels from Star Trek: The Next Generation
List
30 Things Turning 30 in 2014
List
11 Reasons to Be Optimistic in 2014
Videos
If You Are in a Shell...
Videos
The Nocebo Effect
Animals
How Baby River Otters Learn to Swim
Videos
The Johnny Cash Christmas Show from 1977
Science
Cubli: A Balancing, Walking Cube
Videos
All the Yule Logs You Can Stream
Videos
Make It So, Make It So, Make It So
Videos
The Original "Nightmare Before Christmas" Poem
List
5 Last-Minute Charitable Gifts
Movies
Animating the AT-AT Walkers in "Star Wars"
Videos
How Photographers Make Timelapse Videos
TV
Making the "Twin Peaks" Love Theme
List
6 Ways Cell Phones Are Changing the World (Beyond the Ways You're Probably Thinking)
List
11 Classic Video Games You Can Play Online
Food
Durian, the World's Smelliest Fruit
Videos
Lycra, the Fabric of Spacetime
Space
New ISS Timelapse: "The World Outside My Window"
Movies
Watch the Restored Original Cut of The Dark Crystal
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