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.
Design and fashion
The Waste Age
Recognising that waste is central, not peripheral, to everything we design, make and do is key to transforming the future
Animals and humans
Far from being hardwired to flee fire, some animals use it to their own ends, helping us understand our own pyrocognition
Decolonising the cosmos
Instead of treating Mars and the Moon as sites of conquest and settlement, we need a radical new ethics of space exploration
Imagination isn’t just a spillover from our problem-solving prowess. It might be the core of what human brains evolved to do
Cognition and intelligence
On the origin of minds
Cognition did not appear out of nowhere in ‘higher’ animals but goes back millions, perhaps billions, of years
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