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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

11.04.2024 20

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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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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...

08.04.2024 20

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Leibniz: The Monadology

‘There is a world of created things … in the least part of matter’: an introduction to the Universe according to Leibniz - by Aeon Video Watch...

04.04.2024 30

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The lost astronaut

After Ed Dwight lost out on becoming the first Black astronaut, he carved out a celebrated later career as a sculptor - by Aeon Video Watch at Aeon

03.04.2024 30

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Who were the Vestal Virgins?

When the flame of ancient Rome goes out, a Vestal Virgin is accused of unchastity and buried alive in a ceremony of sacrifice - by Aeon Video Watch...

01.04.2024 50

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Electronic paper

‘Like colour-changing styrofoam’: a close-up look at electronic paper shows why it’s still a pale imitation of the real thing - by Aeon Video...

28.03.2024 20

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Tropical Modernist architecture

When Bauhaus came to West Africa – Tropical Modernist architecture as a response to the spirit of its people and its climate - by Aeon Video Watch...

27.03.2024 20

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Powernapper’s paradise

Is a bit of shuteye on the job really such a big deal? A Swedish expat examines the Philippines’ sleep-at-work culture - by Aeon Video Watch at...

25.03.2024 20

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Neighbour Abdi

Born of two worlds – his native Somalia and his adoptive Netherlands – life is a wild, creative journey for Abdi - by Aeon Video Watch at Aeon

21.03.2024 20

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The bees that can learn like humans

We’re not the only animals that can learn complex, problem-solving behaviours from each other – bumblebees can do it too - by Aeon Video Watch at...

20.03.2024 30

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Mountain man

A lone glaciologist performs spiritual and scientific rituals to assess humanity’s impact in Bhutan’s sacred mountains - by Aeon Video Watch at...

18.03.2024 30

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Shattering stars

When scientific pursuits are subject to human shortcomings: the Indian scientist made to wait 50 years for his Nobel Prize - by Aeon Video Watch at...

14.03.2024 40

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Mapping the unknown

How Rick Lowe transformed the idea of ‘art as an object’ into ‘art as a process’ to build and revitalise his Houston community - by Aeon...

13.03.2024 40

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Letters live: Rob Delaney reads Pliny the Younger

‘You prefer to dine at some nobody’s house!’ How an ancient Roman responded to the deep sting of being snubbed - by Aeon Video Watch at Aeon

11.03.2024 10

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How to know if you’re being selfish

Selfishness is an enduring part of the human condition. For Iris Murdoch, the antidote is to decentre oneself from the world - by Aeon Video Watch at...

07.03.2024 30

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To the bone

‘We’re both caught up in the music’: A hunter tries to understand his place in the cycle of living – and dying – things - by Aeon Video...

06.03.2024 30

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Finding Alaa

A father seeks to heal his community and find his granddaughter, after his son’s terrorist attack on Paris in November 2015 - by Aeon Video Watch...

04.03.2024 50

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‘Oumuamua: our first interstellar visitor

It wasn’t aliens, but the first interstellar object found in our solar system still has much to teach us about the cosmos - by Aeon Video Watch at...

29.02.2024 10

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Rolling shapes

How a playful experiment, motivated by scientists’ curiosity, could have novel applications in the realm of quantum optics - by Aeon Video Watch at...

28.02.2024 30

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Great art explained: ‘The Birth of Venus’

How medieval Christianity met humanist philosophy in Botticelli’s masterful Renaissance painting ‘The Birth of Venus’ - by Aeon Video Watch at...

26.02.2024 30

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Good chemistry

The making of a revolution – the exciting history of the CRISPR gene-editing breakthrough, from the two women who did it - by Aeon Video Watch at...

22.02.2024 10

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Scout’s honor

‘It was a Boy Scout camp, and I was far from a Boy Scout’ – shadow puppetry illuminates a skater kid’s unforgettable summer - by Aeon Video...

21.02.2024 20

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Stille

‘If we have any chance at all, then this is our chance – that we become calm’: a Zen Buddhist meditates on humanity’s fate - by Aeon Video...

19.02.2024 30

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The balloon man

Before the clock strikes on new year’s day, meet the man who made it his life’s work to create singular celebratory moments - by Aeon Video Watch...

15.02.2024 20

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The night doctrine

Orphaned by military night raids, a reporter returns to her native Afghanistan to investigate the trauma left behind - by Aeon Video Watch at Aeon

14.02.2024 10

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Hardly working

The daily grind of non-playable characters offers a clever critique of capitalism’s ‘infinite loop of labour performance’ - by Aeon Video Watch...

12.02.2024 50

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Now I know where to find you

Afraid of flying, Diego travels the world through Google Maps where he discovers a treasured memory from his childhood - by Aeon Video Watch at Aeon

08.02.2024 50

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Built ecologies: Emilio Ambasz

Emilio Ambasz’s pioneering designs begin with a recognition that nature is human-made, paving the way for sustainable shelter - by Aeon Video Watch...

07.02.2024 20

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A brief history of Valentine’s cards

From hearts and flowers to mean ‘vinegar Valentines’ – a fascinating look through the V&A’s cards archive from 1780 onward - by Aeon Video...

05.02.2024 20

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The winterkeeper

For its winter caretaker of 50 years, Yellowstone National Park is a fragile place, not the unconquerable one of mythos - by Aeon Video Watch at Aeon

01.02.2024 30

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The gory history of barber-surgeons

Medieval barbers didn’t just give haircuts – they performed a variety of surgeries, from tooth extraction to amputation - by Aeon Video Watch at...

31.01.2024 30

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Plato: Gorgias

Cryptic visuals combine with a haunting score to deliver a Socratic exchange on the nature (and dangers) of oratory - by Aeon Video Watch at Aeon

29.01.2024 10

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Testimony of Ana

In rural India, witch hunts are still an enduring, deadly reality. Ana’s disturbing story is just one of hundreds - by Aeon Video Watch at Aeon

25.01.2024 20

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Wild Magnolias

A year in the making, the elaborate, wearable artworks of the Black Masking Indians are a unique New Orleans tradition - by Aeon Video Watch at Aeon

24.01.2024 10

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Wild Magnolias

A year in the making, the elaborate, wearable artworks of the Black Masking Indians are a unique New Orleans tradition - by Aeon Video Watch at Aeon

24.01.2024 10

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Pingpongs

The side-eye, the raised eyebrow – watch the sweet, peculiar rallies of a long-married couple in intimate conversation - by Aeon Video Watch at...

22.01.2024 30

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Go incredibly fast

Fast, faster, or incredibly fast: an aerospace engineer envisions three possible ways we could travel to distant stars - by Aeon Video Watch at Aeon

18.01.2024 20

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The novices

In a message to her husband from the confusion of his sudden illness, Pilar reflects on the strange, tangled circuity of time - by Aeon Video Watch...

17.01.2024 30

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Letters live: generative AI

‘Our endeavours animate our lives, giving them depth and meaning’: what we lose when we outsource our creativity to ChatGPT - by Aeon Video Watch...

15.01.2024 10

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Breaking silence

Meet Walker Estes, a Deaf prison chaplain whose advocacy was shaped by his daughter’s experience of incarceration - by Aeon Video Watch at Aeon

11.01.2024 20

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The science of snowflakes

Each snowflake’s unique symmetry is a beautiful illustration of the natural laws that govern all things great and small - by Aeon Video Watch at...

10.01.2024 20

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Amazon woman

A bicycle seat, a shell and an ice cream, among other things, take the place of an artist’s head in some surreal vignettes - by Aeon Video Watch at...

08.01.2024 30

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Great art explained: Bernini’s Apollo and Daphne

How Bernini’s dynamic sculptures captured the passionate, theatrical mood of the Baroque era, and made all of Rome a stage - by Aeon Video Watch at...

04.01.2024 20

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The last eclipse in history

Solar eclipses are a happy astronomical accident. They were once even more spectacular, and will eventually fade away - by Aeon Video Watch at Aeon

03.01.2024 30

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Motion extraction

See the hidden movement in the natural world, thanks to ‘motion extraction’, a filmmaker’s innovative digital effect - by Aeon Video Watch at...

21.12.2023 10

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The cactus of Klaus

‘They are pure mathematics – they’re like stars’: an experimental sculptor reflects on the lessons he’s learnt from cacti - by Aeon Video...

20.12.2023 20

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Birdsong

For its few remaining speakers, the whistled language of the Hmong offers deep connection to the natural and spirit worlds - by Aeon Video Watch at...

18.12.2023 30

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The spirit triangles

Are these triangles propelled by music, or is it a sensory trick? Origami and a heady score create a synaesthetic experience - by Aeon Video Watch at...

14.12.2023 30

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Figs

Born in Alabama when segregation was still law, Bonnie’s story charts how systemic racism shaped the contours of her life - by Aeon Video Watch at...

13.12.2023 30

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