Weekly Geekery



Want to craft spy thrillers? Learn science writing.

The science infusing Fantastic Beasts, and where to find it.

This is why you talk like a cowboy.

Turn off Beyoncé if you want to actually write today—lyrics hurt productivity.

Sorry, Mad Max fans: a nuclear apocalypse wouldn’t be desert-like.


Logo art by Max Winter.

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 →