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    Turns out that, even when Einstein was wrong, he was kind of right | Aeon Videos

    Ever since Albert Einstein supplanted the Newtonian model with his general theory of relativity in 1915,...

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    Capitalism is modernity’s most beguiling, dangerous enchantment – Eugene McCarraher | Aeon Essays

    Far from representing rationality and logic, capitalism is modernity’s most beguiling and dangerous form of enchantmentBy...

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    What economics look like in resource-rich yet poverty-stricken Madagascar | Aeon Videos

    A large island nation off the eastern coast of Africa, Madagascar is at once resource rich,...

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    Why do we like to visit scary houses that creep us out? – Francis McAndrew | Aeon Essays

    A ragged curtain, a creaking attic, a dark cellar – what explains the architecture of creepiness,...

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    See and hear the human brain as you’ve never experienced it before | Aeon Videos

    The Laboratory for NeuroImaging of Coma and Consciousness (NICC) at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston studies the...

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    Living with ADHD: how I learned to make distraction work for me – Sarah Stein Lubrano | Aeon Ideas

    Even today, 20 years after my childhood diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), I am...

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    A dreamy animated tale of grief, friendship and a road trip to David Hockney’s house | Aeon Videos

    'You were too young to lose your mum. And we were too young to be organising...

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    Ottoman cosmopolitanism and the myth of the sectarian Middle East – Ussama Makdisi | Aeon Essays

    European colonisation put an abrupt end to political experiments towards a more equal, diverse and ecumenical...

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    Do we possess our possessions or do they possess us? – Bruce Hood | Aeon Ideas

    In 1859, around 450 passengers on the Royal Charter, returning from the Australian goldmines to Liverpool,...

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    If you stand in Wittgenstein’s home, will you think like him? – Julian Baggini | Aeon Essays

    Visiting Wittgenstein's home evokes the philosopher's serious, ascetic mind (no doubt he would disapprove its restoration)By...

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    Who is ‘looting’ and who is ‘finding food’? How image gatekeepers shape the news | Aeon Videos

    In August 2005, Alysia Burton Steele was just two months into her job as a photo...

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    When a deafblind woman from Denmark met a woman like her in Nepal | Aeon Videos

    'I dreamt I was the deafblind woman we visited ... And there was no information, nothing,...

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    A quantum odyssey from the tip of a pen to the dark side of human knowledge | Aeon Videos

    The classic short film Powers of Ten (1977) propelled viewers on a journey from a Chicago...

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    How we think about beauty and blackness can save lives – Enuma Okoro | Aeon Essays

    We need a radical new paradigm for thinking about blackness that recognises beauty's potential to save...