Archivo: The Atlantic

Spoiler: Migration is hard.

The spider Hyptiotes reinvented the concept of the web, building an extraordinary, spring-loaded trap.

These strange, barren halos are thought to be the work of fearful fish—but the reality is far more complicated.

Sixty-nine years ago, a new geological era may have begun on Earth.

In a groundbreaking move, the beautiful but uncomfortable documentary forces viewers to acknowledge their own complicity in the decline of nature.

A doomsday fungus known as Bd has condemned more species to extinction than any other pathogen.

A newly discovered giant virus turns its victims to “stone.”

Geo-engineering won’t hurt a bit, at least compared with climate change—and it deserves serious investigation, according to the authors of a recent study.

Intelligent planet-hoppers could populate a galaxy in as little as 650,000 years.

The technology can do a lot of good. But it cannot match the ambition of a Green New Deal.