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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
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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

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