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

Watch an Animated Interview with Bob Dylan, Age 20
The Case of the Green-Eyed Squid
What's the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle?
Inside 1982's Artificial Heart
Meet Needybot, Portland's Fuzzy Robot
Video: Making Four Epic 'Games of Thrones' Battles
Can You Solve the Boat Puzzle?
Testing 'Six Degrees of Separation'
How Do Eyeglasses Work?
Lou Gehrig Was Born 113 Years Ago Today
High-Tech Father's Day Gifts...From 1994
The Brilliant Engineering of Disposable Diapers
Can You Walk Your Cat on a Leash?
Making Skyscrapers Sway Less: Tuned Mass Dampers
Watch Master Violinist/Whistler Andrew Bird in Concert
Surprising Science: Dropping Basketballs Off a Dam
The 'Hot Fuzz' Blooper Reel
Watch: The Making of 'Aliens'
Video: You Can't Escape Shakespeare
Can You Solve the Locker Riddle?
What Happened to 'Nuclear Winter?'
Visit the Northernmost Town on Earth (in 4K Video)
Video: NPR Asks Astronauts Your Questions
Making Linseed Oil Paint From Scratch
Watch Weird Al Perform 'Word Crimes' Live
How 'The Force Awakens' Remixed 'A New Hope'
How the Needle-Through-the-Arm Trick Works (ft. Harry Anderson)
Solving the Traveling Salesman Problem
Watch This Trippy 1977 Apple II TV Ad
'Traceroute,' A Documentary about Nerds and Annihilation
Remember When HD Movies Came on VHS Tapes?
'Good Morning America' Visits 'Star Trek: TNG' in 1992
Simone Giertz and Adam Savage Build a Robotic Popcorn Helmet
Is Glass a Liquid?
Can You Solve the Green-Eyed Logic Puzzle?
The Surprising Intelligence of Slime Molds
Here's Where the South Pole is...This Year
A 'Magic' Trick You Can Easily Learn
The Infinite Hotel Paradox
Video: Exploding Bags of Hydrogen
Video: Can Space Elevators Actually Work?
'Koyaanisqatsi' Trailer Recreated Using Stock Footage
35 Things Turning 35 in 2016
Brent Spiner's Patrick Stewart Impression
The Greatest Machine That Never Was
Can You Solve the Bridge Riddle?
'Sesame Street' Introduces First Afghan Muppet: Zari
Blindfolded Gamer Completes 'Super Mario Bros.'
Watch Marbles Race (With Pro Commentary)
DIY: Make Your Own Custom Mugs


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