Black Americans aren’t sleeping as well as whites. Here’s why that’s a public-health problem—and what can be done to fix it.
Rideable toys, like scooters and electric mini-cars, are the worst offenders.
By tracking a virus to its animal source, public-health officials can help stop large-scale outbreaks before they start.
What a 2009 psychology study on the swine flu pandemic can teach us about today's Ebola-induced panic
Humans are partisans by nature—but there's hope for ways to fight the impulse toward conflict.
There's currently a 400-point gap between the highest- and lowest-income students.
Research participants remembered 'educated' black men as having a lighter skin tone.
Like the military, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention protects the United States from serious threats. What do the furloughs mean for infectious outbreaks?
The man-made manatees of the sky are your new superheroes.
Lawmakers' suggestions for removing or keeping loopholes for special interests will be hidden from all but 10 staffers for 50 years.
Pity the despot.
It doesn't matter if your unclaimed remains collect dust in a funeral home for decades. If you're a veteran, the Missing in America Project will find you.
A coordinated push in 2007 helped to stop a bill, but the landscape has changed drastically in the last six years.
Despite strides in women's representation in Congress, gender diversity remains a major problem throughout Washington's halls of power.
And that's the last thing the city needs as it braces for Hurricane Isaac.
The proven systematic and cultural changes that could drastically increase survival after cardiac arrest are very much within reach.
Since the Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010, Atlantic writers have been prognosticating on today's ruling. Here's how their thoughts panned out.
A team of engineers just broke a world record. But they're only getting started.
Clinicians have trouble convincing parents of troubled children to lock up firearms at home.
Images of the oil embargo's effect on the American Northwest, compiled from the DOCUMERICA series in The National Archives