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In Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress, a message for Israel

The setting will be a joint meeting of the<p>U.S. Congress, butBenjamin Netanyahu's most crucial audience may be the one back home: the Israeli electorate.<p>The Israeli prime minister's planned speech on Tuesday, two weeks before Israel's general elections, is dominating the country's political …

Are humans getting cleverer?

The Brain

Hard Feelings: Science’s Struggle to Define Emotions

While it's possible for researchers to study facial expressions, brain patterns, behavior, and more, each of these is only part of a more elusive whole.<p>When Paul Ekman was a grad student in the 1950s, psychologists were mostly ignoring emotions. Most psychology research at the time was focused on …


Nixon's Resignation: 40 Years Later

Arthur Schlesinger, Hunter S. Thompson, Seymour Hersh, Elizabeth Drew, Evan Thomas, and others on the fall of a president and its aftermath, from The Atlantic archives<p>On the evening of August 8, 1974, Richard Milhous Nixon sat at his desk in the Oval Office and announced that he was resigning the …