Leading scientists recently identified a dozen chemicals as being responsible for widespread behavioral and cognitive problems. But the scope of the chemical dangers in our environment is likely even greater. Why children and the poor are most susceptible to neurotoxic exposure that may be costing the U.S. billions of dollars and immeasurable peace of mind.
New research says surgical checklists don't actually save lives. They do, though.
Someone wants the humans to drift out of consciousness.
A new anytime exercise idea is getting a lot of attention, at least among those inclined to venture into nature and hang from things.
New episode of Between Two Ferns is the most weighty yet, in which President Obama proves he can speak to the kids.
Intense stories of family with autism spectrum disorder, as submitted by Atlantic readers
Hours of staring at screens is hurting our vision, but we are not powerless.
Meet Lammily, who is perfectly normal and of healthy stature.
The comedian's story of his mother-in-law, who was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's, has resonated on a massive scale in the past 48 hours.
Today the Obama administration proposed the first change to U.S. food Nutrition Fact labels in almost a decade. A closer look at the numbers and the importance of subtle changes.
A new report says there have been no significant changes in prevalence of obesity in the last decade.
A plant-based diet can lower your blood pressure, according to research released today in a major medical journal. Should we really stop eating meat before starting medication?
A new game app had supernatural effects on athletes' eyesight. Brain training is coming for everyone.
We fill the human-shaped void with 225 percent more Facebook interactions.
After a week beset by ocular infection, NBC's multimillion-dollar sportscaster is slated to return on Monday. Costas' victory over conjunctivitis heralds a return of the spirit of sportsmanship and national pride typified by these Olympic games.
Just enduring winter weather counts as exercise.
A new study on the value of mammograms in preventing death—or lack thereof—will inspire extremely important discussion. One key distinction in terms is "survival rate."
A catastrophic story illuminates an entirely preventable epidemic of child abuse.
Cigarettes are a good start, but things likely to destroy us are still on shelves.
What's behind our eat-hate relationship with chicken blobs? McDonald's lifted the nugget curtain this week, showing fans and detractors how the 1979 creation is made.