Archivo: The Atlantic

A playbook that should govern America’s short-term reaction to the health crisis.

How not fitting in can lead to creative thinking


The planet’s tallest animal is in far greater danger than people might think.

Why is it so, so hard to stop touching your face?

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How scientists plan to set up two black holes and a wormhole on an ordinary tabletop

Giant phages have been found in French lakes, baboons from Kenya, and the human mouth.

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.