Weekly Geekery


Love = addiction. And both hijack the brain’s learning circuit.

Langston Hughes and Edna St. Vincent Millay, resurrected on YouTube.

The top traits of bestselling books. (Hint: Not sex.)

The language you speak affects your morality.

Sand avalanche! In your brain!

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 →