Archivo: The Atlantic

The study of human bones complicates a strict binary definition of sex.

Mercury has shriveled over billions of years, and it’s got the landforms to prove it.

Why scientists use gnocchi and lasagna to explain one of the most bizarre objects in the universe

They live thousands of feet below the Earth’s surface. They eat hydrogen and exhale methane. And they may shape our world more profoundly than we can imagine.

Four of NASA’s most recognizable missions are in “safe mode” or unable to communicate with Earth.

Men vastly outnumber women among sexual harassers. The reason has more to do with culture than with intrinsic maleness.

A four-year experiment sets out to study the ecological consequences of a bold scheme to end malaria.

The year’s most acrimonious scientific fight is a mega-drama over a mega-drought.

By picking up on patterns too subtle for humans to notice, non-line-of-sight imaging can see around corners and through walls

It’s the heat, not the humidity.