Bookmarks (510)

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    ‘I feel the weight of everyone’: Keeth Smart foiled death to make it to the Olympics | Aeon Videos

    Olympic athletes have, by definition, overcome overwhelming odds. But even among such a class of people,...

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    Why we need an absence of noise to hear anything important – Liam Heneghan | Aeon Essays

    Our cities are filled by the hubbub of human-made noise. Where shall we find the quietness...

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    Being a stand-up comedian is hard. It’s even harder when it’s against your religion | Aeon Videos

    Have you heard this one before? An ultra-Orthodox Jew breaks the rules by going online, falls...

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    Find something morally sickening? Take a ginger pill – Jessica Tracy | Aeon Ideas

    If I were to say that I’m thinking about having sex with my stepbrother, I guess...

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    A cabbie’s tour of his Welsh hometown where the jobs are gone but the stories remain | Aeon Videos

    A generation ago, the Welsh valley town of Maesteg was a booming coal mining and manufacturing...

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    The conversation about American torture is 400 years old – William Fitzhugh Brundage | Aeon Essays

    For 400 years, Americans have argued that their violence is justified while the violence of others...

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    What can we learn from the perennial philosophy of Aldous Huxley? – Jules Evans | Aeon Essays

    Aldous Huxley argued that all religions in the world were underpinned by universal beliefs and experiences....

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    The school where children make the rules and learn what they want to learn | Aeon Videos

    Established in 1921 by the Scottish writer and educator Alexander Sutherland Neill (1883-1973), Summerhill School in...

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    A psychiatric diagnosis can be more than an unkind ‘label’ – Huw Green | Aeon Ideas

    When I was training as a clinical psychologist, I had a rotation in a low-cost psychotherapy...

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    How gods beat astronomers in the solar system name game – Stephen Case | Aeon Essays

    How the quick thinking of internationally minded astronomers avoided stamping the solar system with petty European...

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    Watch the rare, awesome spectacle as Mercury passes between the Earth and Sun | Aeon Videos

    Although Mercury orbits the Sun once every 88 Earth days, the three bodies align only about...

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    Mary Astell called out ‘bad custom’ centuries ahead of her time – Allauren Samantha Forbes | Aeon Ideas

    The English philosopher Mary Astell (1666-1731) was a woman ahead of her time. She anticipated discoveries...

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    Robert Burton lived and died for his Anatomy of Melancholy – Mary Ann Lund | Aeon Essays

    In The Anatomy of Melancholy, Robert Burton gave his life to charting a Renaissance disease both...

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    What can the Romantics teach us about confronting modern problems? | Aeon Videos

    If this belief from heaven be sent,If such be Nature’s holy plan,Have I not reason to...

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    Behold the invisible swoosh and swirl of athletic movement in digital art | Aeon Videos

    Forms is a collaboration between the London-based visual artists Memo Akten and Davide Quayolas, and it...