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Editor’s letter (1 mn)

What do humans and fruit flies have in common? Apparently, quite a lot. Our genetic makeup, scientists say, is unusually similar. But is there a common link between every human on the planet and ev...


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Contributors (1 mn)

Antonia Case : Antonia Case is Editor-in-Chief of Womankind, Editorial Director of New Philosopher, and coconvener of the discussion series Bright Thinking. In 2016 she was awarded the AAP Media P...


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Womankind, News from nowhere : The therapy of asking questions (3 mn)

Artwork by Annija Veldre Psychoanalysts know the immense power of asking questions: “Tell me about your childhood?” Questions, it seems, are good for solving problems, or getting to the root of pr...


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The power of Labelling (2 mn)

Large observatory telescope, Wellcome Collection We’ve all been told that thinking positive thoughts is good for us. And studies on the beneficial effects of positive thinking continue to roll in; ...


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Reclaiming your unlived life (2 mn)

Artwork by Annija Veldre It is a common regret of the dying. “I wish I had let myself be happier.” When former nurse Bronnie Ware spoke with terminally ill patients in the final weeks of their live...


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Your world (3 mn)

Illustration by Monica Barengo While there’s nothing wrong with broadening your horizons, can too many choices be bad for you? As the internet has expanded our world, so our dreams and expectation...


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Letters to Mars, Etsuko Shimabukuro (3 mn)

Mars Science Laboratory rover ‘Curiosity’ exploring the planet Mars A Dutch organisation Mars One has announced its proposal to establish the first human colony on Mars, with the first interplane...


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Letters to mars: Dianne McGrat (3 mn)

Illustration by Alvaro Tapia Hidalgo Dianne McGrath is a food sustainability critic and a Mars One candidate. To demonstrate food wastage, for a week Dianne lived off other people’s food scraps at ...


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Being an Astronaut (3 mn)

Credit: NASA, Josh Valcarcel ©Canadian Space Agency 1. My motivation for choosing engineering is that I love science. I love exploring and finding out about new things. A big part of my life was ...


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Earthrise (6 mn)

Illustration by Monica Barengo Earthrise: view from the Apollo 11 shows Earth rising above the moon’s horizon The shaking was gentle at first, then my father pushed harder against my shoulder. “Y...


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Photography (1 mn)

Artwork: Annija Veldre I am a photography and art lover, who lives in Latvia. Twelve years ago, I picked up my camera just to take photos of nature and friends but somehow it snowballed into a care...


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Mars Calling Humans, Space (6 mn)

Artwork: Aida Novoa & Carlos Egan As the Earth heats up, should we be colonising other planets? On Christmas Eve, 1968, astronauts on the first manned mission to the Moon took a snapshot from spac...


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Future dreaming (1 mn)

Illustration: Aida Novoa and Carlos Egan If you were to envisage a future, how would you realistically like it to look? Take a moment to jot down some ideas on the following page. Your ideas might...


Tales of adventurous women, Adventure (12 mn)

Photography: Evan Barrientos, Murray Foubister, Justin Kaneps Tracey Curtis-Taylor in her plane The Spirit of Artemis It was in Mr. Croft’s class, when I was nine years old, that we had to work on...


Tales of adventurous women, Adventure (12 mn)

Photography: Evan Barrientos, Murray Foubister, Justin Kaneps Tracey Curtis-Taylor in her plane The Spirit of Artemis It was in Mr. Croft’s class, when I was nine years old, that we had to work on...


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Tales of adventurous women, Adventure (12 mn)

Photography: Evan Barrientos, Murray Foubister, Justin Kaneps Tracey Curtis-Taylor in her plane The Spirit of Artemis It was in Mr. Croft’s class, when I was nine years old, that we had to work on...


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Aliens (6 mn)

Illustration: Aida Novoa and Carlos Egan The proliferation of UFO sightings led the US Air Force to open a succession of investigations into more than 12,000 sightings. Is anybody out there? One ...


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Psychology, The chemicals of happiness (7 mn)

Illustration: Aida Novoa and Carlos Egan The brain chemicals that make us feel good are inherited from earlier mammals. Dopamine, serotonin, and oxytocin trigger feelings that are easy to understan...


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Astronomy, An eye on the sky (14 mn)

Artwork: Aida Novoa and Carlos Egan Lisa Harvey-Smith is an astrophysicist, and author of When Galaxies Collide. ‘Unschooled’ by her father as a child, Harvey-Smith came to astronomy through the h...


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Environment, Women against climate change (16 mn)

Illustration by Monica Barengo Feeling powerless about climate change? Osprey Orielle Lake has initiated a collective, women-led global movement to help save the planet. PHOTO BY WECAN Since 1979...


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Womankind’s, Astronomy challenge (41 mn)

Womankind readers were challenged to take a moment each night to gaze at the night sky and to take in the stars, planets, and constellations. Hundreds of readers from all over the world sent in the...


Womankind Astronomy Challenge (4 mn)

My 9-year-old announces that the light of the star we are seeing right now may have left that star when the dinosaurs were alive on Earth. Nicola Philip Our lives are so busy and loud. Heading out ...


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Art, Spaceship Earth (3 mn)

The Tower, by Scott Listfield Buffalo, by Scott Listfield The Bridge, by Scott Listfield You have been painting astronauts for a long time. Why does this astronaut appear so frequently in your ...


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Womankind, Photographers’ Award XVI (1 mn)

Photograph by Ella Mitchell We are pleased to showcase the winning entry and finalists in Photographers’ Award XVI: Botany. Photographers were asked to focus on plant life, including leaves, flower...


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Travel : My journey through the Anthropocene (7 mn)

Uyuni Colchani, Bolivia. Photograph by Mark Chivers Gaia Vince quit her job in journalism, rented out her home in London and bought a one-way ticket to Kathmandu in Nepal. She set out on a journey...


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Books (1 mn)

Illustration by Monica Barengo Hieroglyph, by Scott Listfield  “Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.”...


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What’s on (4 mn)

JEU DE PAUME Concorde, Paris Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing 16 OCTOBER 2018 UNTIL 27 JANUARY 2019 The Politics of Seeing features major works by American photographer Dorothea Lange, featu...


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The Moon (1 mn)

Illustration: Aida Novoa and Carlos Egan The stars about the lovely moon Fade back and vanish very soon, When, round and full, her silver face Swims into sight, and lights all space.