Weekly Geekery


Don’t dis slang—it’s older than you are.

Regarding the pain of fish (and humanities-loving robots).

Fake scientists are real.

Sexism messes up men’s mental health, too.

Aimee Bender and the Ladies of Contemporary Fairytale.

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 →