Redefining Spirituality and Debunking Magical Thinking In the Modern Age
'Deep learning' AI should be able to explain its automated decision-making—but it can't. And even its creators are lost on where to begin.
Stanford University is offering medical trainees a real-time virtual tour through heart defects.
Luck doesn't receive enough credit.
A new study finds LSD — a Schedule I drug with "no medical value" — to be therapeutically beneficial.
This could have potential therapeutic applications in anxiety and trauma.
Revenue from tattoo removal services have increased 440% over the last decade. How can we learn to live with regret?
The cognitive boost of taking testosterone supplements has not been substantiated — but let’s face it, most men aren’t seeking a better memory when popping testosterone pills.
In her new book, Eden Collinsworth investigates morals in a growingly diverse world.
There is one essential ingredient missing, argues historian Yuval Noah Harari.
Does the thought of death make you anxious? A new study suggests that the fear of mortality isn't really about the afterlife at all.
Rachel Carson effectively stopped the usage of DDT. This has led to disastrous consequences, writes Paul Offit in his new book, Pandora's Lab.
Virtual reality and psychedelics are paving new paths for treating mental health.
Guy Garcia tackles the future of technology in his new novel, Swarm.
In his new book, Atlantic senior editor Derek Thompson argues for more disfluent feeds in our social media diet.
"Shut up and take my money" isn't just a meme anymore, it's the way people are increasingly choosing to access art, news, and culture.
A "new" field of medicine called chronotherapy demonstrates that following nature's cycles, as our ancestors did, is integral to proper biological and cognitive function.
Percy Shelley's 1811 essay, "The Necessity of Atheism," still speaks volumes today.
New research shows that more Americans are giving up on weight loss. How can we change this trend?
As John Hopkins, Duke, Yale, and others integrate yoga and acupuncture, will it harm or help patients?
Yuval Noah Harari warns that the constant pursuit of happiness is neurotic—and technology isn't helping.