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 chrishiggins.com.

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?
High-Tech Father's Day Gifts...From 1994
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
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
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