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    ‘A face is a hilly landscape.’ How a face-blind artist paints what she can’t recognise | Aeon Videos

    Our evolution as social animals has equipped most of us with an acute ability to read...

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    How pottering about in the garden creates a time warp – Harriet Gross | Aeon Ideas

    What’s not to like about gardening? It’s a great way to get outdoors, away from everyday...

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    Dancefloor politics – who’s in and who’s out at one of Edmonton’s oldest gay bars? | Aeon Videos

    A year after reaching the legal drinking age, and before transitioning to female later on, the...

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    The classical solution to the problem of public integrity – Melissa Lane | Aeon Essays

    Ancient Athenian and Greek practices afford us insights into how and why to maintain real accountability...

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    The jokes always saved us: humour in the time of Stalin – Jonathan Waterlow | Aeon Ideas

    Stalinism. The word conjures dozens of associations, and ‘funny’ isn’t usually one of them. The ‘S-word’...

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    Inuit throat singing is half performance, half game, and wholly mesmerising | Aeon Videos

    In traditional katajjaq, also known as Inuit throat singing, two women stand face to face and...

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    Why Medusa lives on – Mary Beard on the persistent legacy of Ancient Greek misogyny | Aeon Videos

    ‘To be men, they have to learn to silence women. I don't think we've entirely got...

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    From sky charts to atomic clocks, time is a mysterious story that humans keep inventing | Aeon Videos

    The standardisation and accuracy of human timekeeping has improved by leaps and bounds over the millennia...

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    Is there anything especially expert about being a philosopher? – David Egan | Aeon Ideas

    Outside a university setting, telling people that I’m pursuing a career in philosophy can be a...

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    A spy thriller for an era in which the Holocaust risks being forgotten | Aeon Videos

    'The noose that had hung his friends after the war for what they had done, the...

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    How emotionally focused couple therapy can help love last – Sue Johnson | Aeon Essays

    Romantic expectations are often ridiculous and unhelpful, but attachment science can guide us to real and...

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    Pluck and hard work, or luck of birth? Two stories, one man – David Labaree | Aeon Essays

    Meritocracy emphasises the power of the individual to overcome obstacles, but the real story is quite...

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    How do you bring an 18th-century ceramic teapot to life? An artist puzzles it out | Aeon Videos

    Agateware is a distinctive style of ceramics that became popular in England during the 18th century....

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    John Berger’s ‘Ways of Seeing’ and his search for home – Joshua Sperling | Aeon Essays

    John Berger’s ‘Ways of Seeing’ exploded a discipline. But his greatest legacy might be a quieter...