The Atlantic

The Atlantic Daily: The Studies That Turned Their Fields Upside Down

The marshmallow test. The depression gene. What happens when major research is disputed? Plus: for the sportsball fans, an NBA and MLB update
Source: JASON LEE / REUTERS

Were you forwarded this email? Sign yourself up here. We have many other free email newsletters on a variety of other topics. Browse the full list.


Science gone wrong

It’s tempting to view scientific progress as linear, with each year bringing new discoveries that build on the last. But what happens when big studies are disputed, and the foundation on which decades of research are built crumbles?

Today, we’re exploring

Vous lisez un aperçu, inscrivez-vous pour en lire plus.

Plus de The Atlantic

The Atlantic4 min de lecture
What Novelists Can Learn From Playwrights
Editor’s Note: Read Brontez Purnell’s new short story, “Early Retirement.” “Early Retirement” is taken from Brontez Purnell’s forthcoming novel-in-stories, 100 Boyfriends (available on February 2). To mark the story’s publication in The Atlantic, Pu
The Atlantic4 min de lectureAmerican Government
Kamala Harris Is the Decider
With a 50–50 split in the Senate, Harris is poised to have final say over crucial decisions in the coming years.
The Atlantic4 min de lecturePolitics
Can Abolition Work in an Age of Right-Wing Extremism?
Punishment can radicalize and further alienate people, while social policy and grassroots community building can defuse potential violence.