Archivo: The Atlantic

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.

This “spectacular” pathogen dissolves its host from inside out.

The cosmos is crowded with the names of men, but a 2020 mission will make the balance a little less lopsided.

Artifacts have genetic material hidden inside, which can help scientists understand the past.

Uncommon tongues are more likely to last when young people are actively speaking them.

Only a tiny difference separates docile workers from those that can dethrone a queen.

By placing wild mice in large outdoor enclosures, an ambitious team of scientists has illustrated the full process of natural selection in a single study.