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If you give a mouse an Orson Welles film, he might solve human consciousness.

Your great-great grandkids might text from the grave.

What Westerners consider universal about music: totally incorrect.

Yes, you can be high on friendship (and it’s a painkiller!).

Alas, poor Turing: a rock could pass his test.


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 →