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    What the p-factor says about the root of all mental illness – Alex Riley | Aeon Essays

    The p-factor is the dark matter of psychiatry: an invisible, unifying force that might lie behind...

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    Time is fundamental, space is emergent – why physicists are rethinking reality | Aeon Videos

    We need to rethink the relationship between space and time: the theoretical physicist Lee Smolin on...

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    How clothing and climate change kickstarted agriculture – Ian Gilligan | Aeon Essays

    What if the need for fabric, not food, in the face of a changing climate is...

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    The controversial New Age guru who believed self-love healed all – even AIDS | Aeon Videos

    How the New Age guru Louise Hay gained an ardent following across the US by teaching...

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    How to do philosophy with – not for – children – Jana Mohr Lone | Aeon Essays

    Kids don’t just say ‘the darndest things’. Playful and probing, they can be closer to the...

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    Ums, likes and y’knows get no respect – but they’re vital to conversation | Aeon Videos

    Why ums, likes and y’knows aren’t verbal litter but filled pauses that add context, emphasis and...

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    The pantomime drama of victims and villains conceals the real horrors of war – A Dirk Moses | Aeon Essays

    Innocent, passive, apolitical: after the Holocaust, the standard for ‘true’ victimhood has worked to justify total...

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    Why modern Buddhists should take reincarnation seriously – Avram Alpert | Aeon Essays

    Modern mindfulness strips Buddhism of its spiritual core. We need an ethics of reincarnation for an...

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    The ‘dangerous nonsense’ of phrenology shows how pseudoscience takes hold | Aeon Videos

    A history of the ‘dangerous nonsense’ of phrenology shows how facile solutions often gain traction over...

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    Uniting the mysterious worlds of quantum physics and music – Katie McCormick | Aeon Essays

    Physics has long looked to harmony to explain the beauty of the Universe. But what if...

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    A samurai rulebook offers guidance on how to kill enemies and refrain from gossip | Aeon Videos

    From choreographed violence to gardening and table manners, the samurai code was built on maintaining a...

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    The tragedy of the commons is a false and dangerous myth – Michelle Nijhuis | Aeon Essays

    Far from being profoundly destructive we humans have deep capacities for sharing resources with generosity and...

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    New England kept slavery, but not its profits, at a distance – Mark Peterson | Aeon Essays

    Entangled with, yet critical of, colonial oppression and the evils of slavery, the true history of...

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    What might brainlets in a dish tell us about what it means to be human? – Alysson Muotri | Aeon Essays

    What pea-sized brain organoids reveal about consciousness, the self and our future as a speciesBy Alysson...

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    There’s no one way a microbe looks, only different clever methods to see it | Aeon Videos

    Microbes are, by definition, too small for our eyes to see. How we perceive them depends...

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    How to move toward a liberal nationalism for our times – Jeremy Adelman | Aeon Essays

    Globalism is out. Nationalism is in. Progressives who think they can jump aboard are dangerously naiveBy...

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    A unique multisensory art experiment that begins and ends with a brush stroke | Aeon Videos

    From mind-bending animation to jazz improvisation – how an artist inverted the usual process of album-art...

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    A history of authenticity, from Jesus to self-help and beyond – Alexander Stern | Aeon Essays

    From monks to existentialists and hipsters, the search for a true self has been a centuries-long...

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    ‘Ice has a memory’ – an Inuit poem contemplates scientific exploration of Greenland | Aeon Videos

    If the ice could speak, what would it say? A sci-fi poem in Greenlandic about scientific...

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    Reading John Milton’s Areopagitica in the information age – Nicholas McDowell | Aeon Essays

    He spoke truth to power and made heresy a virtue. Lessons on free speech and intellectual...

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    Shame heaps upon shame in women’s memoirs of suffering – Katherine Angel | Aeon Essays

    Women who write about their pain suffer a double shaming: once for getting injured, twice for...

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    A trip to Montreal with Leonard Cohen in 1965 is a glimpse into a singular poetic mind | Aeon Videos

    Take a walk through the snowy streets of Montreal in 1965 for a riveting glimpse into...

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    Works of art compel our attention – but can they change us? – Ellen Winner | Aeon Essays

    Gazing at a painting feels like an almost magical encounter with another mind but what real...