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How to make a map of smell

What is the distance between the scent of a rose and the odour of camphor? Are floral smells perpendicular to smoky ones? Is the geometry of...

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Jason Castro

Bygone visions of cosmic neighbours

Ever since astronomers have looked to the skies, they’ve filled their knowledge gaps with wild theories of alien life - by Aeon Video Watch at Aeon

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Conscientious unbelievers

On the morning of Saturday 3 June 1843, the Edinburgh police made their way past Calton Hill to the tenements of Haddington Place. Their target was...

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Felicity Loughlin

The takeover

‘God gave me enough power to fight for my rights’ – hear the voices of women across Afghanistan over a year of Taliban rule - by Aeon Video...

10.04.2024 20

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Why America fell for guns

In 1970, amid a national confrontation with the United States’ gun culture following the assassinations of Robert F Kennedy and Martin Luther King...

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Megan Kang

The therapist who hated me

January 2022 saw the death of Edna O’Shaughnessy, a leading child psychoanalyst who once called herself ‘Melanie Klein’s handmaiden’....

08.04.2024 60

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Michael Bacon

Couple in a room smoking cigarettes

Capturing the daily routines of a chain-smoking Polish couple, this short finds an unlikely poetry in life’s mundane rhythms - by Aeon Video Watch...

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