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    Let us now stop praising famous men (and women) – David V Johnson | Aeon Ideas

    After the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris nearly burned down in April, the French luxury-goods magnate François-Henri...

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    How British police put 16 men in the dock for consensual sadomasochism | Aeon Videos

    In the late 1980s in the UK, Roland Jaggard was part of a loose-knit group of...

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    Human culture and cognition evolved through the emotions – Stephen T Asma & Rami Gabriel | Aeon Essays

    Universal emotions are the deep engine of human consciousness and the basis of our profound affinity...

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    The 94-year-old Holocaust survivor who makes every Purim costume contest count | Aeon Videos

    'It's important to have something that makes you laugh a little bit.'At 94 years old, Anny...

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    Going green is all about what you gain, not what you give up – Kate Laffan | Aeon Ideas

    According to The New Republic magazine in June this year: ‘You will have to make sacrifices...

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    What Albert Einstein owes to David Hume’s notion of time – Matias Slavov | Aeon Essays

    Two centuries before Einstein, Hume recognised that universal time, independent of an observer's viewpoint, doesn't existBy...

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    How ancient poetry can revitalise our erotic imaginations – Jamie Mackay | Aeon Essays

    Why the ancient erotic poems of Sappho and Wallada bint al-Mustakfi are far more stimulating than...

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    Come ice-fishing in the deep Canadian winter with an all-Indigenous, all-female crew | Aeon Videos

    ‘Indigenous labour is never just work. It’s cultural practice, our Indigenous knowledge. It’s how we are...

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    Is ‘pink for girls and blue for boys’ biology or conditioning? – Gina Rippon | Aeon Essays

    From tutus to trucks, parents are often struck by the gendered choices made by their children....

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    Your body is scanned, destroyed, then reproduced. Do ‘you’ live on the copy? | Aeon Videos

    For centuries, philosophers – and more recently, science-fiction writers – have been concocting riffs and variations...

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    Why synthetic chemicals seem more toxic than natural ones – Niranjana Krishnan | Aeon Ideas

    Many people believe that chemicals, particularly the man-made ones, are highly dangerous. After all, more than...

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    This bird-of-paradise in New Guinea sounds like something from another planet | Aeon Videos

    Endemic to the mountain forests of New Guinea, the King of Saxony bird-of-paradise (Pteridophora alberti) is...

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    Charles Sanders Peirce was America’s greatest thinker – Daniel Everett | Aeon Essays

    Charles Sanders Peirce was a brilliant philosopher, mathematician and scientist. His polymathic work should be better...

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    ‘I live with a girl papa!’ Two years in the life of Alaizah and her trans mother Jade | Aeon Videos

    How to Make a Rainbow is a glimpse into the life of a young girl, Alaizah,...

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    How ergodicity reimagines economics for the benefit of us all – Mark Buchanan | Aeon Ideas

    The principles of economics form the intellectual atmosphere in which most political discussion takes place. Its...

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    Is deep brain stimulation for better health worth the risk? – Jonathan Pugh | Aeon Essays

    DBS is an incredibly promising intervention for intractable neurological and psychiatric illness. What are the risks?By...

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    How personal letters built the possibility of a modern public – Rachael Scarborough King | Aeon Essays

    The first newspapers contained not high-minded journalism but hundreds of readers' letters exchanging news with one...

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    D A Pennebaker transformed documentary filmmaking. This is his first film | Aeon Videos

    The US filmmaker D A Pennebaker – a pioneer of the documentary form – died on 1 August 2019...