Weekly Geekery


Writers gonna smoke (smoke, smoke, smoke, smoke).

Find a Swedish latte papa to father your kids, says science.

Fiction loves it some talking trees.

“Tactile atlases” and helping the blind read maps.

Where trains go to hell.


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 →