Archives: The Atlantic

Living north of the Arctic Circle meant learning fear and its power to motivate in the face of danger—whether from a bear or climate change.

As a cancer patient, she had received cord-blood cells from an anonymous donor. The DNA from those cells led her to him.

I’m shocked, shocked, I tell you.

To understand how bar-headed geese cross the Himalayas, astronaut Jessica Meir had to raise some herself.

Humans could burn every living thing on the planet and still not dent its oxygen supply.

The single-celled menace rarely infects humans. That’s what makes it so hard to treat.

Lunar samples, untouched by Earth’s atmosphere for decades, will soon emerge from a NASA vault.

Ten years ago, a neuroscientist said that within a decade he could simulate a human brain. Spoiler: It didn’t happen.

Hearing people talk can terrify even top predators such as mountain lions, with consequences that ripple through entire ecosystems.

In one study, at least 85 percent of Neanderthal tools appeared to be made for a user whose right side was dominant.