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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.

Books
'The Catcher in the Rye' Turns 65 Today
Videos
Radiolab Host Explains the Function of Music
Videos
Can You Solve 'Einstein's Riddle?'
Videos
Making a Bow and Arrows from Scratch
Videos
Fun With Physics: Bizarre Spinning Toys
Travel
Inside Portland's 'Mystery Hole'
TV
Watch 8 of William Shatner's Early TV Ads
Animals
These Glowing Worms Mimic Shining Stars
Technology
Video: The Light Bulb Burning for 115 Years
Music
Watch an Animated Interview with Bob Dylan, Age 20
Animals
The Case of the Green-Eyed Squid
Science
What's the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle?
Videos
Inside 1982's Artificial Heart
Videos
Meet Needybot, Portland's Fuzzy Robot
TV
Video: Making Four Epic 'Games of Thrones' Battles
Videos
Can You Solve the Boat Puzzle?
Math
Testing 'Six Degrees of Separation'
Videos
How Do Eyeglasses Work?
Videos
High-Tech Father's Day Gifts...From 1994
Sports
Lou Gehrig Was Born 113 Years Ago Today
Videos
The Brilliant Engineering of Disposable Diapers
Videos
Kevin Bacon on 'Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon'
Videos
Can You Walk Your Cat on a Leash?
Videos
Making Skyscrapers Sway Less: Tuned Mass Dampers
Music
Watch Master Violinist/Whistler Andrew Bird in Concert
Science
Surprising Science: Dropping Basketballs Off a Dam
Videos
The 'Hot Fuzz' Blooper Reel
Videos
Watch: The Making of 'Aliens'
Videos
Video: You Can't Escape Shakespeare
Videos
Can You Solve the Locker Riddle?
Science
What Happened to 'Nuclear Winter?'
Geography
Visit the Northernmost Town on Earth (in 4K Video)
Space
Video: NPR Asks Astronauts Your Questions
Videos
Making Linseed Oil Paint From Scratch
Music
Watch Weird Al Perform 'Word Crimes' Live
Movies
How 'The Force Awakens' Remixed 'A New Hope'
What did I just watch?
How the Needle-Through-the-Arm Trick Works (ft. Harry Anderson)
Math
Solving the Traveling Salesman Problem
Videos
Watch This Trippy 1977 Apple II TV Ad
Movies
'Traceroute,' A Documentary about Nerds and Annihilation
Technology
Remember When HD Movies Came on VHS Tapes?
TV
'Good Morning America' Visits 'Star Trek: TNG' in 1992
What did I just watch?
Simone Giertz and Adam Savage Build a Robotic Popcorn Helmet
Science
Is Glass a Liquid?
Videos
Can You Solve the Green-Eyed Logic Puzzle?
Science
The Surprising Intelligence of Slime Molds
Geography
Here's Where the South Pole is...This Year
Videos
A 'Magic' Trick You Can Easily Learn
Math
The Infinite Hotel Paradox
Science
Video: Exploding Bags of Hydrogen
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