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The plot thickens: literary fiction may not affect empathy after all.

China’s solution to producing entrepreneurs? Science fiction.

Kids of all races prefer black and Latinx teachers to whites.

Science says: everything you learned about sexuality is wrong.

Take back dinosaurs from the children!


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 →