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Aeon | a world of ideas

Is politics driven by pragmatic self-interest or by identities and ideals? The self-harming voter offers a clue

Sociological Images

Popular Threads<p>by Evan Stewart<p>This week a host of digital platforms gave Alex Jones’ programming the boot. Conspiracy theories have big consequences …

Los Angeles

How to Become a Writer

The translation of human experience into an artful literary presentation is the art of writing. Writing is a careful craft that follows certain …

Tools

Beverly Hills moms say pot makes them better mothers

A video talks up the maternal benefits of getting high<p>Alex Halperin<p>July 10, 2013 10:01pm (UTC)<p>A new video featuring California moms who've incorporated pot into their daily routines and into their dinners took Twitter by storm Wednesday afternoon. It can, they say, even make them better parents. As …

Chilean legislator says pregnant 11-year-old rape victim is “prepared to be a mother” | Salon.com

“She surprised us all with words showing depth and maturity, when she said that, despite the pain caused by the man who raped her, she wanted to have and take care of her baby,” Pinera said in remarks reported by the Associated Press. “She’s 14 weeks pregnant, and yesterday she surprised us all …

6 kinds of atheists and non-believers in America

<b>( miker via Shutterstock)</b><p>A new poll divides people with no religious affiliation into a few basic categories, some of which may surprise you<p>Amanda Marcotte<p>July 13, 2013 1:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>With the rising number of people in America—now nearly one in five—who …

Riddle of the script: how the world's most fiendish language puzzle was solved

Linear B, the mysterious language discovered on Bronze Age tablets unearthed in 1900, had baffled linguists for decades. Then along came a 21-year-old named Alice Kober...<p>It was one of the most captivating mysteries of the modern age, requiring three detectives and 52 years to solve. Along the way, …

Mathematics

Dissected Alive: The Case of Colleen S. Burns in Historical Perspective

On Sunday, <i>The Post Standard</i> reported a story that could have come straight from the script of a horror movie. In October 2009, Colleen S. Burns was admitted to St Joseph's Hospital Center in New York for a drug overdose. A short time later, a team of doctors pronounced the 39-year-old woman dead. …

Vampire Couple Lia Benninghoff, Aro Draven Drink Each Other's Blood Weekly (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

A lot of couples have weekly traditions, but most are not as strange as the one shared by Lia Benninghoff and Aro Draven.<p>As you can see in the <b>GRAPHIC</b> video above, the real-life vampires make it a point to drink each other's blood once a week.<p>Benninghoff, 20, met Draven, 38, on a dating website this …

The History of Philosophy … Without Any Gaps

On Monday, we told you where you can download Free Courses from Top Philosophers (Foucault, Searle, Russell and the rest). As the day went along, our …

Noam Chomsky Calls Postmodern Critiques of Science Over-Inflated “Polysyllabic Truisms”

To the delight and satisfaction of hundreds of our readers, we recently featured an interview in which Noam Chomsky slams postmodernist intellectuals …

The Periodic Table of the Muppets

A comprehensive depiction of many memorable Muppet characters from throughout the years (and some not-so-memorable ones as well).<br>Each square …

In 'Violeta Went To Heaven,' A Folk Icon's Tempestuous Life

In a scene from the film <i>Violeta Went to Heaven</i>, the Chilean singer Violeta Parra (played by Francisca Gavilán) walks through the countryside with her son Angel in search of a woman whose songs she wants to learn and record. Her son asks her, "What if we can't find this lady? Isn't she old?"<p>Parra …

The Week In Numbers: A Planet That Rains Glass, NASA's New Hunt For Life, And More

<b>63 light-years</b>: the distance from Earth to the blue exoplanet HD 189773b, which looks like a cozy place to live—except its surface temperature is 1,000 degrees Celsius and it rains glass. Sideways.<p><b>5.5 million square feet</b>: the floor space of the new world's largest building, which could fit 20 …

Your Weekend Has 60 Hours–Here’s How To Wring The Most Out Of Them

Do your weekends fly by too fast? Craft weekends that are memorable, relaxing, and productive with these 10 tips from productivity expert Laura Vanderkam.<p>Weekends always seem to go quickly, but they’re longer than we think. There are 60 hours between that 6 p.m. Friday beer and that 6 a.m. Monday …

Your App Is Slow Because Our World Is Ending

The meatiest article I ran across on the Internet this week was also–maybe–a harbinger of doom for life as we know it. I mean Drew Crawford’s superb piece <i>Why mobile web apps are slow</i>. It’s long, and somewhat dense, but definitely worth reading if you’re technical enough to follow along.<p>Its upshot: …

Weekend Projects: 10 DIY Wall Art Ideas That Anyone Can Do

Art can be expensive, especially art large enough to fill up big blank walls. Luckily for those of us with much more time than money, it is very easy …

Wall Art