Weekly Geekery


Are cheetahs sprinting toward extinction?

Chinese-American writer Ken Liu brings “silkpunk” to science fiction.

Self-publishing coaches—the new sexy in a Fifty Shades world.

Under Italian mountains, physicists look for WIMPs.

Aphids: a metaphor for the Cultural Revolution.


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 →