Archivo: The Atlantic

And they ask for help when they don’t.

You wouldn’t see it in most classrooms, you wouldn’t know it by looking at slumping national test-score averages, but a cadre of American teenagers are reaching world-class heights in math—more of them, more regularly, than ever before. The students are being produced by a new pedagogical ecosystem—almost entirely extracurricular—that has developed online and in the country’s rich coastal cities and tech meccas.

Wealthy people are eating better than ever, while the poor are eating worse.

From Avatar to The Wizard of Oz, Aristotle to Shakespeare, there’s one clear form that dramatic storytelling has followed since its inception.

To solve climate change, we need to reimagine our entire relationship to the nonhuman world.

A new technique will help genetic-test users make more informed decisions about their health.

Evolution has sculpted the human genome to cope with Earth’s toughest climates, inadvertently pointing geneticists towards medically important genes.

And caterpillars might be using the same viral genes to defend themselves against other viruses

A new study shows that the field suffers from a reproducibility problem, but the extent of the issue is still hard to nail down.

How a radical epilepsy treatment in the early 20th century paved the way for modern-day understandings of perception, consciousness, and the self