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Are human beings the only ‘political animals’? Community has always cut across species boundaries. http://ow.ly/Ps9sX
In the Politics, Aristotle famously identifies human beings as 'political animals'. By this he does not mean that we are all, by our nature, interested in elections, or lobbying, or community organising, but rather that we all, by our nature, belo...
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The incandescent light bulb revolutionised the way we live, yet it has hardly changed over the past century. http://ow.ly/PmX67
’I think it is a magic object’: the humble light bulb is one of the simplest but loveliest of designs
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The theory of kin selection has spurred an enormous fight in science. Why? Jonathan Goodman answers on Aeon Ideas: http://ow.ly/Pm0Iv
The theory of kin selection has spurred an enormous fight in science. Why?
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Childhood trauma causes epigenetic changes that manifest in bodily injury and poor health well into adulthood ow.ly/Pg9Dm
Adversity in childhood can create long-lasting scars, damaging our cells and our DNA, and making us sick as adults
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Each year at Easter, a small Greek island town bursts into dizzying pyrotechnics. Rocket wars: ow.ly/Pd8rD
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Cosmopolitanism is a delicate balance. It requires that we neither sacrifice nor efface our particular affiliations. ow.ly/Pd9nY
Hannah Arendt knew how to be a pariah. Is that the key to being a 21st-century cosmopolitan?
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Kinder Surprise eggs are wildly popular around the world but banned in the U.S. Enter the Kinder-egg smuggler: ow.ly/P5JXG
Kinder Surprise eggs are wildly popular around the world but banned in the United States. Enter the Kinder-egg smuggler
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Is artistic talent innate? We might find it worthwhile to distinguish between talent and creativity. On Aeon Ideas: http://ow.ly/Ppj8v
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Alien life might be living right under our noses, but how can we find it if we don't know what we're looking for? http://ow.ly/PmXy5
Alien life forms might be living right under our noses, but how can we find them if we don't know what we're looking for?
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These tiny, printable robots self-assemble and dissolve. They could transform medicine, from drug delivery to surgery ow.ly/Pg7Ap
These tiny, printable robots self-assemble and dissolve. They could transform medicine, from drug delivery to surgery
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Does the pursuit of individual freedom cause or cure social problems? Freedom for the lion is death for the gazelle. http://ow.ly/Pfux1
I am afraid the first question has to be whether there is such a thing as the pursuit of ever-greater individual freedom. There are certainly people who want freedom from one constraint or another in the pursuit of one end or another. But then the...
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Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.

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Chris Chafe sonifies data, pulling music out of strange places – from tomato plants, economic stats, even dirty air. ow.ly/P5LrM
When Chris Chafe translates data into music, listeners sway to the beat of seizing brains, economic swings and smog
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Aeon is an online magazine of ideas and culture. We publish original essays and short documentary films, free to all. aeon.co/magazine & aeon.co/film
Introduction

Aeon Magazine, which launched in September 2012, publishes an original essay every weekday. See a selection of our most popular essays.

Aeon Film, which launched in November 2013, screens contemporary and classic short documentaries.

Our content is organised around five themes:

World Views takes on contemporary culture clashes, ancient philosophical conundrums and the many ways in which our beliefs shape experience.

Nature & Cosmos looks through the eyes of cutting-edge scientists, explorers and other attentive observers to bring the universe’s myriad patterns into focus.

Being Human puts our own nature under the microscope, comparing insights from psychology, anatomy, evolutionary theory and simple introspection.

Living Together searches for fresh lessons and hopeful developments in the greatest and most complicated of human projects, co-existence.

Altered States explores ritual, play, recreation and imagination: whatever it takes to get beyond the everyday world.