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You subconsciously love car alarms and early morning construction.

Nature on Mary Shelley and brains that “whizzed.”

Well-aged whiskey sans barrel: researchers’ little secret.

Save money! Eat salad! Click here for how! (Hint: science, not Internet scam.)


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 →