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

'Buzz Pollinators' Vibrate Flowers Until They Release Pollen
Watch Hours of '80s and '90s TV Commercials
Douglas Corrigan 'Accidentally' Flew to Ireland Today in 1938
Apollo 11 Blasted Off 47 Years Ago Today
'The Catcher in the Rye' Turns 65 Today
Radiolab Host Explains the Function of Music
Can You Solve 'Einstein's Riddle?'
Making a Bow and Arrows from Scratch
Fun With Physics: Bizarre Spinning Toys
Inside Portland's 'Mystery Hole'
Watch 8 of William Shatner's Early TV Ads
These Glowing Worms Mimic Shining Stars
Video: The Light Bulb Burning for 115 Years
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
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


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