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Forget yoga—hallucinogenic ayahuasca is the new health cure du jour.

H.G. Wells’s BFF was editor of Nature.

Also from Nature: Wave goodbye to the 10,000-hours rule.

Neurofiction, or stories that read your brain.

Accurate AI models of existence? Not until robots dance.


Julia F. P. Ostmann writes from Southern California about nineteenth-century mushrooms, hybrid burritos, and brain science. Next year she’s excited to move into Stephen Hawking’s old dorm at Cambridge, where she'll be studying history and philosophy of science. If you follow her at @JuliaOstmann, she will probably retweet you. More from this author →