Weekly Geekery


Fan fiction writers, rejoice: the future of TV is yours.

Yoda-like lizard extracts water from sand without moving a muscle.

Holy relics, bacteria, and the Ivy League reveal how to be a better liar.

Why modern science rejected modernism.

Hankering for a camel or zebra-horse? Try Missouri.

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 →