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How to Fix the Confirmation Process

5 hours 56 min ago
The Kavanaugh-Ford hearing will be remembered for the virtually complete breakdown of competent, credible inquiry. Something needs to change.

Inherited Trauma Shapes Your Health

5 hours 56 min ago
A new study on Civil War prisoners adds to the evidence suggesting that our parents’—and even grandparents’—experiences might affect our DNA.

Trump Revises His Views on Climate Change

6 hours 26 min ago

The Perils of the Trump-Warren Feud Over Ancestry

6 hours 56 min ago
The senator’s release of DNA-test results inadvertently validates the racial essentialism of the president’s taunts.

A New Tool for Diagnosing Mystery Illnesses in Poor Countries

6 hours 56 min ago
Backed by major funders, a group of scientists has created a platform to help the world's disease detectives. Will it work?

The Conversation

6 hours 56 min ago
Readers respond to September-issue stories and more.

Was Gary Hart Set Up?

6 hours 56 min ago
What are we to make of the deathbed confession of the political operative Lee Atwater, newly revealed, that he staged the events that brought down the Democratic candidate in 1987?

How One 'Political Wunderkind' Is Outmaneuvering the Far Right

7 hours 56 min ago
The 32-year-old Austrian chancellor’s strategy is inspiring conservative parties in Europe.

Michael Bloomberg Can Buy Popularity, but Can He Buy the Presidency?

Mon, 2018-10-15 21:02
If the stop-and-frisk mayor runs in 2020, he’ll have to convince voters that he’s done more good than harm in elected office—and that he’s actually a Democrat.

<em>The Atlantic </em>Daily: Occupying Two Worlds at the Same Time

Mon, 2018-10-15 19:31
The future of affirmative action, intensifying hate on the internet’s supposedly kindest platform, DNA tests, and more

‘Disease’ vs. ‘Difference’: A Question of Eugenics?

Mon, 2018-10-15 17:40
Advances in prenatal genetic screening pose major ethical quandaries.

<em>The Atlantic</em> Politics &amp; Policy Daily: 23 and She

Mon, 2018-10-15 17:24
In response to President Donald Trump and others who have questioned her heritage, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren released the results of a DNA test showing evidence that she has a Native American ancestor dating back six to 10 generations.

What the Harvard Trial Is Really About

Mon, 2018-10-15 17:14
The plaintiffs have downplayed the role of affirmative action in the case, but their opening arguments on Monday showed that the issue is central.

The Irony of Turkey's Crusade for a Missing Journalist

Mon, 2018-10-15 15:34
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has strangled the free press, but his country has emerged as the source of grisly information about Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance.

The Striking Beauty of a Frozen Moon

Mon, 2018-10-15 15:17
Scientists envision the dramatic surface of Europa, one of the best candidates for alien life in the solar system.

It Will Take Millions of Years For Mammals To Recover From Us

Mon, 2018-10-15 15:00
In less than 130,000 years, humans have sawed off the most evolutionary distinct branches from our family tree.

Sears Is a Great American Success Story

Mon, 2018-10-15 14:46
The retail giant may have reached the end of its run, but it’s been around longer than the four most valuable companies in the world—Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, and Alphabet—combined.

The First DNA Test as Political Stunt

Mon, 2018-10-15 14:11
“Who cares,” the president said about Senator Elizabeth Warren’s results.

The President of the United States Asks, ‘What’s an Ally?’

Mon, 2018-10-15 13:34
In a wide-ranging interview with ‘60 Minutes,’ Donald Trump revisited one of his favorite themes.

Neanderthals Suffered a Lot of Traumatic Injuries. So How Did They Live So Long?

Mon, 2018-10-15 13:06
Our ancient-hominid relatives seem to have had surprisingly sophisticated health care.