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Biotech might give Icarus his wings.

Solar eclipses, laser physicists… and mosquitoes?

New Muslim voices in science fiction.

Happy 50th, Star Trek. This unexpected writer made you what are.

Oh, and starship shields: coming soon.


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 →