One man’s dying wish launches a beguiling Mediterranean meditation on friendship, ageing and the seafaring life The post The fish tamer appeared first on Aeon Magazine.
The skin did not come off like a sweater, as I’d been told it would. I’d looked at how to do it in the classic Joy of Cooking, figuring the directions for squirrel couldn’t be much different from rabbit: hook it through the heels, yank the skin down to its paws.
Electricity gave us dominion over the night, but is the light now controlling us? The post How electric light changed the night appeared first on Aeon Magazine.
Two memorials pay homage to the miners killed in a coal dust explosion on 5 April 2010 at the Upper Big Branch mine in Montcoal, West Virginia.
Is ‘rewilding’ the future of nature? In a reserve in the Netherlands, all life is subject to ancient ecological rhythms The post Winter appeared first on Aeon Magazine.
The way the public hears about conservation issues is nearly always in the mode of ‘[Beloved Animal] Threatened With Extinction’.
Will the so-called Chinese Dream come true for this 18-year-old from the country’s 260 million migrant workers?
We’re both happily married law professors who followed the same trajectory. We graduated from college, became established in our professions, got married, and had children.
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.