Weekly Geekery


Harry Potter reduces prejudice towards immigrants.

Why facts don’t change your mind.

Kafka (unsurprisingly?) had insomnia.

A new clue in the great German crime drama of 1694.

Hands-free typing with your brain: now a thing.

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 →