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A professor who lived as a badger shares nature-writing tips.

Casual sex after college: definitely a thing.

Peanut butter purity battles—and is “natural” food really better?

NASA plays God, recreates Earth.

When, oh when, will you write your masterpiece? At age 45.


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 →