Weekly Geekery


He loves me, he loves me not: science fiction’s relationship with L. Ron Hubbard.

Babies will stop the bullies!

The key to reckoning with climate change and nuclear bombs? Stories.

This philosopher wants to make “phi-fi” a thing.

Everybody poops—but only otter poop smells like violets.


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 →