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.

Science
Happy Birthday, Periodic Table!
Videos
Temple Grandin on Her Photographic Brain
History
Today in 1960, Elvis Concluded His Army Service (Video)
Videos
3 Awkwardly Difficult Ways to Open Wine Bottles Without a Corkscrew
Videos
How to Make Charcoal from Scratch
Science
How Stick Bugs Move, A Motion-Capture Study
TV
Richard Pryor and the 'Star Wars' Bar
Music
Here's What a World-Champion Whistler Sounds Like
Movies
Monday on HBO: 'Becoming Mike Nichols'
Math
The Spinning Tube Trick
Videos
Video: Removing a Washington State Dam
Videos
How to Escape from Quicksand (With the Coast Guard's Help)
List
20 Gentle Quotations from Mister Rogers
Big Question
Podcasters Explain: What's on the Scientology Personality Test?
Fun
What Happens When You Reply to Email Scams
TV
How 'Seinfeld' and Gustave Flaubert Intersect in "Nothing"
Videos
How Wine Corks Preserve Forests (and Birds)
Videos
Swarms of Ladybugs in Ultra HD
List
64 People and Their Famous Last Words
History
In 1943, U.S. Pennies Were Made of Steel
Math
The Unbeatable Game: Dr. Nim
Math
Can You See These Freaky Dot Patterns?
Space
Sally Ride Interviewed By Gloria Steinem in 1983
History
The First U.S.-Minted Penny Was Horrific
Videos
How to Make Fire-Starting Drills from Scratch
Science
How To Drink Your Own Urine (Spoiler: It Involves Filtration)
Math
How They Found the World's Biggest Prime Number
Videos
Two Minutes on an Arctic Expedition
Technology
The Smallest Discman Ever Made Was Smaller Than a CD
List
40 Things Turning 40 in 2016
Videos
A Look at Cars and Computers from 1996
Music
Jonathan Mann's "Song a Day" Navigator
Videos
Watch 'Beyond the Mind's Eye,' 1992's Computer-Animated Trip
Food
George Orwell's 11 Tips for Proper Tea Making
Design
The Worst-Designed Thing You've Never Noticed (Spoiler: It's Flags)
Movies
Buster Keaton Tries, Fails to Make Milkshakes
Fun
Name These 'Drew Carey Show' Guest Musicians
Music
Watch Chet Atkins's Beautiful Rendition of 'Mr. Sandman'
Fun
Required Viewing: Waltzing Triangles
TV
MacGyver Defuses a Warhead Using a Paperclip
Technology
The PC of the Future...from 1996
Extreme Engineering
IKEA Hack: Turn Stools Into a Bicycle
Technology
Browse the First Web Page Using the First Web Browser
Music
The Time Green Day Got in a Mud Fight With Fans
Geography
Who Owns Antarctica?
List
25 Things Turning 25 in 2016
List
30 Things Turning 30 in 2016
History
Fun With Census Data: U.S. Population Movement
Videos
The Recovery of Mount St. Helens
Space
Watch the History of the Apollo Program
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