Archives: The Atlantic

When mackerel started showing up in Iceland, it started a decade-long fight over how to divide the ocean’s riches.

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Among all possible climate actions, recycling ranks pretty low in its impact.

The most concerning versions of the virus are not simply mutating—they’re mutating in similar ways.

They have noticed something intriguing coming from the direction of Proxima Centauri.

A historian believes he has discovered iron laws that predict the rise and fall of societies. He has bad news.


Beyond climate denial and despair

Jacques Monod saw chance as one of the “secrets of life,” an idea he used to tear down all sorts of dogmas.

Wild pigs are running rampant—and doing billions of dollars of damage each year.

For the first time in 41 years, researchers have provided a new answer to one of the thorniest—and most fundamental—questions in Earth science.

A snow-covered vault in Antarctica could help preserve chunks of disappearing glaciers.