Aeon

36 articles
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ISIS Is a Revolution

An ethnography.

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User Behaviour

Websites and apps are designed for compulsion, even addiction. So why aren’t they regulated like drugs or casinos?

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English Is Not Normal

How English became the weirdest major language in modern use.

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Climate of Doubt

The art and science (or lack thereof) of water dowsing.

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A Theory of Jerks

Distilling the moral essence of jerkitude.

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Pornucopia

Will watching too much pornography ruin sex?

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In the Beginning

The schism at the heart of cosmology.

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The Art of Butchery

We are disgusted by butchery, even as we eat more meat than ever.

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Like a Prayer

Squeamish though they might be about God, even the totally irreligious can find some comfort in praying.

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Framed By Forensics

Junky, out-of-date science fuels jury errors and tragic miscarriages of justice. How can we throw it out of court?

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The Golden Quarter

Why the boom in scientific progress stalled.

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There Is No Shame Worse Than Poor Teeth in a Rich World

Life in America without dental care.