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

Remembering Jim Henson
5 Things We Learned from George R.R. Martin on 'Bullseye'
5 Things We Learned About Big Bird from 'Bullseye'
16 Bizarro Ads From 'Scientific American,' December 1881
20 Wacky Ads from 'Boys' Life' Magazine, May 1915
Destin and the Backwards Brain Bicycle
Ray Bradbury's Lost Interview On Madmen, Writing, and Cars
11 Delightfully Dated '80s Magazines
9 Shocking Video Game Twists
Watch This Full-Size LEGO Car
A Walker in New York City
Mr. Wizard Explains the Atari 1200XL
How to Avoid the 29 Biggest Computer Mistakes (of 1993)
How the Octopus Moves
11 'Sesame Street' Videos for Earth Day
7 Songs Written by Prince That Others Made Famous
These Rats Save Lives
Tales from the World's Longest Yard Sale
The Last Reel: A 35mm Movie Theater Goes Digital
'The Making of Star Wars,' 1977 Documentary
A Deep Dive on Aluminum Can Design and Manufacturing
How Drones Help Farmers
Slow Motion Science: The Horizontal Barking Dog
Utterly Spoiler-Free 'Game of Thrones' Preview
This Sunday: 'Silicon Valley,' Season 2
Reggie Watts Parodies TED Talks in His TED Talk
A Deep Dive on the Beach Scene in 'Jaws'
How Many Times Can You Fold a Piece of Paper?
Life from a Giant Turtle's Perspective
Science for Kids: Making Butter and Whipped Cream
What Earth Looks Like From the International Space Station
8 'Super Mario Bros.' Tips, Tricks, and Glitches
Queen's Brian May Teaches You to Play His Hit Songs
Video Premiere: Richard Feynman on Understanding
Video Premiere: 'A Man, a Plan, a Palindrome'
After the Kodak Moment
The Firefighter's Workout
Where is Scandinavia?
Video Premiere: Jane Goodall on Instincts
The Math of Shuffling Cards
Students are Building the World's Largest Telescope
Einstein's Telescope
How to Make Play Dough (and Learn Some Chemistry!)
55 Films' First and Last Shots
Video Premiere: Buckminster Fuller on The Geodesic Life
Photoshop Experts Using Photoshop 1.0
The Physics of Jumping Popcorn
Strike: The Greatest Bowling Story Ever Told
The Definitive 'Back to the Future' Documentary is Coming
A Brief History of Robotics


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