The Atlantic

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No, We Can’t Say Whether Cancer Is Mostly Bad Luck

A 130-Year-Old Fact About Dinosaurs Might Be Wrong

What Exactly Are People Marching for When They March for Science?

How Brain Scientists Forgot That Brains Have Owners

The Life, Times, and Departure of Bao Bao the Panda

What Mirrors Tell Us About Animal Minds

Trump’s Immigration Ban Is Already Harming American Science

How a Pandemic Might Play Out Under Trump

Giraffes Edge Closer to Extinction

How Trump Could Wage a War on Scientific Expertise

The Weak Evidence Behind Brain-Training Games

The Virus With Spider DNA

The Plan to Avert Our Post-Antibiotic Apocalypse

The Sharks That Live to 400

How a Guy From a Montana Trailer Park Overturned 150 Years of Biology

No, Wait, Short Conversations Really Can Reduce Prejudice

Before the Hobbits There Were Smaller Hobbits

Lost for Words

The Mysterious Thing About a Marvelous New Synthetic Cell

The Weird Stories Behind America's Official State Fossils

The Most Promising Cancer Therapy in Decades Is About to Get Better

The Mysterious Thing About a Marvelous New Synthetic Cell

The Genetics of Staying in School

The Bitter Fight Over the Benefits of Bilingualism

We're the Only Animals With Chins, and No One Knows Why

The Fairy Tales That Predate Christianity

How Wasps Use Viruses to Genetically Engineer Caterpillars

What Can You Actually Do With Your Fancy Gene-Editing Technology?

Clinical Genetics Has a Big Problem That's Affecting People's Lives

Most of the Tree of Life is a Complete Mystery

Save the Parasites (Seriously)

Why So Blue, Tarantulas?

How Genome Sequencing Creates Communities Around Rare Disorders

When a Genetic ID Card Is the Difference Between Life and Death

6 Tiny Cavers, 15 Odd Skeletons, and 1 Amazing New Species of Ancient Human

No, Scientists Have Not Found the ‘Gay Gene’

A Scientist's Shocking Discovery About Electric Eels

Beefing With the World Health Organization's Cancer Warnings

Why Do Most Languages Have So Few Words for Smells?

Dragon Autopsy