The drawbacks of immortality, the case for shyness, and more.
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I Was a Muslim in Trump's White House

When President Obama left, I stayed on at the National Security Council in order to serve my country. I lasted eight days.

Rumana Ahmed

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What on Earth Is Going On With the Stock Market?

Millions of Americans are worried that Donald Trump is an ominous figure. Investors have another theory: maybe not.

Derek Thompson

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Seven Earth-Sized Planets Have Been Spotted Around a Nearby Star

And all of them are in the temperate zone.

Marina Koren

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10 Days Along the Border

Earlier this month, Agence France-Presse photographers Jim Watson and Guillermo Arias traveled the length of the U.S.–Mexico border.

Alan Taylor

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The Meaning of Kim Jong Nam's Murder

His death has punctured the myth of the Kims' holy bloodline.

Suki Kim

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The American Climbing the Ranks of ISIS

John Georgelas was a military brat, a drug enthusiast, a precocious underachiever born in Texas. Now he is a prominent figure within the Islamic State. Here’s the story of his long and troubling journey.

Graeme Wood

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When Evidence Says No, but Doctors Say Yes

Long after research contradicts common medical practices, patients continue to demand them and physicians continue to deliver. The result is an epidemic of unnecessary and unhelpful treatments.

David Epstein and ProPublica

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In Finland, Kids Learn Computer Science Without Computers

Students can learn the basics with a set of knitting needles.

Emily DeRuy

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Is the Anti-Trump Resistance Another Tea Party?

The two movements are strikingly similar.

Daniel Lombroso, Alice Roth, and Molly Ball

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The Case for Shyness

Joe Moran’s book Shrinking Violets is a sweeping history that doubles as a (quiet) defense of timidity.

Megan Garber

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Why Nothing Works Anymore

Technology has its own purposes.

Ian Bogost

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Should We Die?

Radical longevity may change the way we live—and not necessarily for the better.

Olga Khazan

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Question Your Answers

Since 1857, The Atlantic has been challenging established answers with tough questions—and now, we’re turning to you.

Rosa Inocencio Smith

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