Senior Editor, Aeon+Psyche
Sally is a writer and editor with interests spanning science, philosophy, feminism and the arts. She was digital editor of FT Weekend and the technology and innovation correspondent for the Financial Times. Sally founded the Libreria bookshop in east London as its director, and was on the original editorial team of Nautilus Magazine. She can be found on Twitter @daviesally.
Why simplicity works
Does the existence of a multiverse hold the key for why nature’s laws seem so simple?
Human rights and justice
Patients and psychiatrists at Saint-Alban in France fought against fascism side by side. What can we learn from them?
Living orbs of light
Solving the mystery of how and why fireflies flash in time can illuminate the physics of complex systems
Sleep and dreams
Why do we sleep?
Adults sleep less than babies. Sperm whales sleep less again. A new mathematical theory unlocks the mysteries of slumber
Van Savage & Geoffrey West
Philosophy of mind
The mind does not exist
The terms ‘mind’ and ‘mental’ are messy, harmful and distracting. We should get rid of them
Art from a mind at sea
Louise’s Parkinsonism didn’t tamp her artistic drive, but exposed the link between perception, thought and creativity
We live in a world that must move beyond identity politics and embrace new models of the mind. Enter psydiversity
Language and linguistics
Typos, tricks and misprints
Why is English spelling so weird and unpredictable? Don’t blame the mix of languages; look to quirks of timing and technology
Stock-picking for humanity
Everyone on the planet has a stake in making investment more ethical. What’s new is that they have the power to do so too
An alien-made artefact or just interstellar debris? What ʻOumuamua says about how science works when data is scarce
The unified Universe
Physics displays an uncanny alignment at its very deepest levels. Is a grand theory of everything finally within reach?
The warped self
Social media makes us feel terrible about who we really are. Neuroscience explains why – and empowers us to fight back
Mark Miller & Ben White