What’s killing the honeybees? While we’re still untangling the causes, it’s clear that our fates are deeply entwined The post The death of bees explained appeared first on Aeon Magazine.
Three archaeologists walk into a recently excavated prehistoric bar in Iceland. Athwart the barstools sit various skeletons, both human and dinosaur.
Sport as sanctuary: how a group of women from the Pacific Islands find release and redemption on the rugby field The post Lady Razorbacks appeared first on Aeon Magazine.
A previously healthy middle-aged man has suffered a massive stroke from a ruptured artery in his brain and fallen into a persistent, then permanent, coma.
Will life-forms that can survive a century without water help us develop resilient crops for a drought-ridden future?
Inspired by children’s toys, an Afghani inventor’s clever, surprisingly low-cost solution to the threat of landmines The post Mine Kafon appeared first on Aeon Magazine.
Last month, the US Supreme Court affirmed the rights of same-sex couples to marry. The decision was a major achievement for a liberation movement that began nearly half a century ago.
How the inventive absurdity of ‘Looney Tunes’ emerged from discipline and a commitment to understanding human behaviour The post Chuck Jones: the evolution of an artist appeared first on Aeon Magazine.
‘Experience Nothing.’ When my local float centre was under construction, this phrase kept catching my eye.
Confined to darkness, silence and pain by a rare genetic disorder, Gina wants control over one thing: the choice to die The post Gina appeared first on Aeon Magazine.
In The Republic, Plato tells the story of Er, a soldier slain in battle, found amid the decaying corpses of other soldiers.
Do you have a different responsibility to a child drowning in front of you than to one dying halfway around the world?
Twelve-year-old Gwenyth has dark brown eyes and a fierce desire to change people’s negative perception of sharks.
Should you have the right to do whatever you want with a bike in your own room? The curious case of a ‘cycle sexualist’ The post The right to privacy appeared first on Aeon Magazine.
Living things have puzzled and challenged us since the dawn of our species. Even in the light of our modern scientific understanding, they seem remarkable.
Behind the curated exhibitions in natural history museums, lie the sprawling, stinking marvels of the specimen collections The post The whale warehouse appeared first on Aeon Magazine.
None of the classic questions of philosophy are beyond a seven-year-old’s understanding. If God exists, why do bad things happen?
A lethal mix: how work-related social pressures and taboos around mental illness ravage white-collar workers in Japan The post Overworked to suicide appeared first on Aeon Magazine.
Here’s a story my father likes to tell. When I was five, my family spent several months living in Barbados.
The blue sky might look clear, but thousands of feet overhead countless insects are riding their own mass-transit system The post Look up!