Overtourism is affecting the Earth in unprecedented ways.
The collapse of the Roman Empire was not a bad thing for the world at large.
When did the true sign of power shift from responsibility to impunity?
The college-admissions process is so fraught with hysteria, many parents attempt to cheat their kids into elite institutions.
Physical-education programs were designed to encourage health and fitness, but they may be counterproductive.
A number of surprising factors may be contributing to the modern obesity epidemic.
In the workism economy, jobs have replaced religion, resulting in widespread burnout and anxiety.
If you’re a parent, you probably "sharent." Is it ethical?
Consumerism in the U.S. will have hefty consequences unless action is taken.
In a culture that is becoming increasingly more tolerant, why are people having less sex?
The government should consider giving out monthly Social Security checks—no strings attached.
The American aristocracy is anxious, pitting have-nots against each other.
There is a new American aristocracy, and it's bigger than previously thought.
Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken,” originally published in The Atlantic in 1915, is animated in a new video.
From the Mayan ballgame Pitz to ancient Greece’s bull-leaping, here’s a tour of the history of athletic games.
Almost everything about the naked mole rat is bizarre.
Eels use electricity in more complex ways than anyone had imagined.
Animal culture can be as rich and varied as human culture.
Take a tour through the kaleidoscope of sight in the animal kingdom.
For animals, sleep is both universal and incredibly varied.