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Corey S Powell

Science Journalist, New York

Corey S Powell is an editor and journalist with a special fondness for all things astronomical and particulate. He has been at Discover, Scientific American and Aeon. He is the author of God in the Equation (2003), and co-author of Unstoppable (2016), Undeniable (2014) and Everything All at Once (2017) with Bill Nye, with whom he also makes the Science Rules! podcast. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Spiritual hyperplane | Aeon
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History of science

Spiritual hyperplane

How spiritualists of the 19th century forged a lasting association between higher dimensions and the occult world

Paul Halpern

Want faster data and a cleaner planet? Start mining asteroids | Aeon
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Space exploration

Want faster data and a cleaner planet? Start mining asteroids

Philip Metzger

How the whalers of Moby-Dick could help put humans on Mars | Aeon
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Space exploration

How the whalers of Moby-Dick could help put humans on Mars

Matthew Bruen

Armchair science | Aeon
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History of science

Armchair science

Thought experiments played a crucial role in the history of science. But do they tell us anything about the real world?

Dan Falk

Life goes deeper | Aeon
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Earth science and climate

Life goes deeper

The Earth is not a solid mass of rock: its hot, dark, fractured subsurface is home to weird and wonderful life forms

Gaetan Borgonie & Maggie Lau

Let’s open our sealed-off lives to semi-permeable architecture | Aeon
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Architecture

Let’s open our sealed-off lives to semi-permeable architecture

Rachel Armstrong

Who first buried the dead? | Aeon
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Rituals and celebrations

Who first buried the dead?

Evidence of burial rites by the primitive, small-brained Homo naledi suggests that symbolic behaviour is very ancient indeed

Paige Madison

How natural is numeracy? | Aeon
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Mathematics

How natural is numeracy?

Where does our number sense come from? Is it a neural capacity we are born with — or is it a product of our culture?

Philip Ball

Universe in a bubble | Aeon
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Cosmology

Universe in a bubble

Maybe we don’t have to speculate about what life is like inside a bubble. It might be the only cosmic reality we know

J Richard Gott

To find aliens, we must think of life as we don’t know it | Aeon
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Space exploration

To find aliens, we must think of life as we don’t know it

Ramin Skibba

The most wonderful words in science: ‘We have no idea… yet!’ | Aeon
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History of science

The most wonderful words in science: ‘We have no idea… yet!’

Daniel Whiteson

Operation: neutrino | Aeon
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Physics

Operation: neutrino

How the neutrino went from ghost particle to vital physics tool – a tale of bombs, espionage and subtle flavours

David Kaiser