Weekly Geekery


Ladies: we’re more likely than men to cannibalize.

Diversity dilemmas and the Hollywood sci-fi industrial complex.

Oedipal orcas? Male killer whales need menopausal mom to survive.

Who replies to a psych study flyer recruiting the “madly in love”? As it turns out…

Why Star Wars speaks to this child with Down syndrome.


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 →