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.
Condoms have been around for centuries, but they haven't improved much in the last 50 years. So a Grand Challenge was issued: make the condom better!... READ ON
In this short animated video, Xiangjun Shi (who goes by "Shixie") explains why she studies Physics. Of course, it helps that she also studied Animation, so can make great stuff like this. (This is her Animation graduation project.)... READ ON
Entitled Run, Run, the four-minute film features Henson's daughters running in the Connecticut woods on an October afternoon in 1965.... READ ON
Some of our Sesame Street favorites have stepped up to deal with major social issues. Here's a collection of Muppets who taught kids about the issues facing our world today.... READ ON
Twenty years ago, children born in Ethiopia were at terrible risk of dying. Things were so bad that many Ethiopian parents would not name their baby at birth, opting to wait and see if he or she lived–so only the living would be given a name. But things have changed.... READ ON
A polar bear can smell a seal that's 20 miles away.