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Neurons act like Donald Trump.

A beetle named for both Darwin and David Sedaris? It’s quiz time.

Holy leaping electric eels!

Books you can binge.

The ultimate superhero is not Batman, says science.

Martin Shkreli, Demon Pharmacist of Wall Street: the Musical.


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 →