Archives: The Atlantic

Nature is clearly in crisis—but what do researchers do when they only have imperfect data on the extent of the losses?

New diseases are mirrors that reflect how a society works—and where it fails.


For the first time, scientists have a clear view of the line where the giant Thwaites Glacier is leaking water into the ocean.

Here’s what the oft-cited R0 number tells us about the new outbreak—and what it doesn’t.

… or, well, maybe not for 100,000 years

Roasting would have been easy. But re-creating the paleo way of boiling water requires a bit more imagination.

Unlike many other gaudy animal ornaments, the red-and-orange heads of coot chicks are honest indicators of weakness and vulnerability.

It’s underwater—and the consequences are unimaginable.

Linguists now think our ancestors might have been chattering away for ages longer than they previously believed.

It’s about to get lit on the International Space Station.