Weekly Geekery


Our intimate lives feed the meat grinder of big data.

The first casualty of climate change: this adorable rodent.

Racial bias in healthcare research, and why it’s dangerous.

An exoplanet could soon go the way of Alderaan.

The next great American novelist might be your computer, not you.

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 →