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

Trees Communicate Underground (Here's How)
Watch: What's in Toothpaste?
Behold, the Live Shark Cam!
Watch Leonard Nimoy's 'Star Trek Memories'
What are Auctioneers Saying When They Talk Super-Fast?
How the Band-Aid Was Invented
Why Traffic Jams Happen (and How to Fix Them)
This 'MythBusters' Video Will Make You Flinch
Why Is the Music in Marvel Movies So Forgettable?
Watch: Red Ants vs. Black Ants...Who Wins?
What Causes 'Floaters' and Other Visual Phenomena?
Can a New 'Vaccine' Stem the Frog Apocalypse?
You Can Watch Paint Drying On YouTube (Thanks, Internet!)
Why 'You' Is One of the Most Difficult Words to Translate
Sami Elu's Melodic Chopstick Piano
Sea Urchins Pull Themselves Inside Out to be Reborn
Why Can't Mules Have Babies?
On This Day in 1935, Humans Exceeded 300 mph on Land
Watch Rare 'Star Trek' Home Movies
Gene Wilder on Wonka, Acting, and His Mother
You Didn't Know Mushrooms Could Do All This
Watch How USC Digitizes Human Actors
The Secret of Floppy Paper
Bert & Ernie Go to the Movies
Watch How Bicycles Were Made (in 1945)
What Sounds Do Koalas Make?
Can Math Explain How Animals Get Their Patterns?
Happy 20th Birthday, Netscape Navigator 3.0!
Watch: The Surprising History of Bananas
The Fly That Acts Like a Hermit Crab
The Puzzling Collatz Conjecture
Watch How Diving Boards are Made
'BunaB,' a Brilliantly Useless Product Line
Video: How to Vote in Every State
The Time MythBusters Made, Busted a Million-Brick LEGO Ball
Can a Penny Dropped from a Skyscraper Kill Someone?
Behold, a Calculator Made of Paper
On This Date in 1974, Philippe Petit Became "Man on Wire"
John Cleese Has a YouTube Channel
On This Date in 1997, Microsoft Invested in Apple
The Science Behind a Bed of Nails
Mapping an Imaginary World
45 Years Ago Today, Astronauts Drove on the Moon
Null Island: The Busiest Place That Doesn't Exist
Penguin Books Debuted On This Date in 1935
8 Of Our Favorite Bob, Gordon, and Luis Moments from 'Sesame Street'
Making Giant Blinky-Light Computers
Today in 1969, Apollo 11 Splashed Down
Recording on Wire
Powering Up a 20,000-Watt Light Bulb


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