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

Playing Asteroids for 58 Hours
5 Online Campaigns Empowering Women and Girls
Rest in Peace, Leonard Knight: Salton Sea Artist
An Extremely Brief History of World War I
How Compost is Made
Playing With Magnets in a Copper Pipe
A Week Without the Internet
5 Things You Might Not Know About Vaccines
Johnny Cash on Sesame Street
The Evolution of the Lightsaber
Neil Gaiman reads "Green Eggs and Ham"
What the Northern Lights Really Look Like
Our Interview With Jeopardy! Champion Arthur Chu
6 Elements of Arthur Chu's Jeopardy! Strategy
Star Trek: Voyager's Photon Torpedo Problem
4 Music Videos Without the Music
How to Shoot Snowballs With a Slingshot
6 Smart People Debunk Myths About the Poor
Bloopers from "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home"
This is Not a Conspiracy Theory
"Star Trek: TNG" Wardrobe & Makeup Tests
Myth-Busting Poverty and Health
How Vinyl Records Are Made
Why We Get Car Sick
This Is What the End of Polio Looks Like
11 Gag Reels from Serious Shows
Making "Raiders of the Lost Ark"
How to Fold a Fitted Sheet
Mister Rogers Visits the Sneaker Factory
5 Inspiring People Living With Polio
Video: Watches Showing 10:10
The Lion Whisperer
Earthrise: The 45th Anniversary
Gag Reels from Star Trek: The Next Generation
30 Things Turning 30 in 2014
11 Reasons to Be Optimistic in 2014
If You Are in a Shell...
The Nocebo Effect
How Baby River Otters Learn to Swim
Cubli: A Balancing, Walking Cube
All the Yule Logs You Can Stream
Make It So, Make It So, Make It So
The Original "Nightmare Before Christmas" Poem
5 Last-Minute Charitable Gifts
Animating the AT-AT Walkers in "Star Wars"
How Photographers Make Timelapse Videos
Making the "Twin Peaks" Love Theme
6 Ways Cell Phones Are Changing the World (Beyond the Ways You're Probably Thinking)
11 Classic Video Games You Can Play Online
Durian, the World's Smelliest Fruit


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