What to do about deep regret? In a new Aeon series Sam Dresser mines philosophy to solve your personal dilemmas The post I hope this helps: modal realism appeared first on Aeon Magazine.
At the only checkpoint on the India-Pakistan border, a nightly ritual unites the citizens of long-adversarial countries The post Wagah appeared first on Aeon Magazine.
Suppose you were sitting at home, relaxing on a sofa with your dog, when suddenly your visual image of the dog gave way to that of a steaming bowl of noodles.
The YouTube video is grainy and little more than 90 seconds long. A group of men sit under olive trees on a hill, in a scene that would resemble a cheery picnic were it not for the rifles resting at their feet.
What do the spiritual practices of five-year-olds across five religions tell us about the meaning and power of ritual?
How our developing understanding of plants changed our knowledge of life itself – from Linnaeus to Darwin to DNA The post The plant family tree appeared first on Aeon Magazine.
Imagine that the world as we know it ends tomorrow. There’s a global catastrophe: a pandemic virus, an asteroid strike, or perhaps a nuclear holocaust.
Crime scenes, black lights and fingerprints – the greatest tool the forensic photographer has is his enquiring mindset The post The forensic photographer appeared first on Aeon Magazine.
First Lieutenant Jacob Bridge is stationed in Hawaii as a logistics officer.
What place does God have in an affluent, suburban world? A pastor travels door-to-door to find out The post Suburban God appeared first on Aeon Magazine.
It’s 10,000 years in the future. You are a space explorer, preparing to land on the surface of a newly discovered world that might support life.
Why daydreaming not multitasking is the way to process the unprecedented amount of information we now face The post Daniel Levitin on information overload appeared first on Aeon Magazine.
Close your eyes, and envision a glowing crystal suspended in infinite space. Now breathe in slowly, counting backwards from 10.
Amateur video from the making of ‘Transformers 4’ mutates into a disquieting treatise on capitalism and Hollywood The post Transformers: the premake appeared first on Aeon Magazine.
Last August, when I heard that he’d died – peacefully in his sleep aged 69, and not gunned down by cartel assassins, as so many had predicted – I bought six yellow peppers and a bottle of cheap hearty red wine.
Only a third of human embryos can become babies. New research helps predict which ones are likely to succeed The post Which human embryos make it?
‘Maybe the water is too expensive to wash them’: how Indian women recast and recycle the clothes the West throws away The post Unravel appeared first on Aeon Magazine.
We are doomed. Our best efforts to reproduce, to conserve, protect and survive will, in the end, come to nought.
What happened to this ingenious, forgotten solution to the problem of parallel parking from the automobile’s early days?
Officially, for the past 11,700 years we have been living in the Holocene epoch. From the Greek for ‘totally new’, the Holocene is an eyeblink in geological time.