Archivo: The Atlantic

New research suggests hypervelocity stars are runaways from another galaxy.

Emphasizing the way scientific findings play out in people’s everyday lives could help.

A professor of cognitive science argues that the world is nothing like the one we experience through our senses.

How some media outlets magnified the problems with a controversial new paper

Iranian scientists have been a major boon to everything from Mars exploration to Ebola-fighting to advanced mathematics.

Jackson Pollock’s paintings mirror nature’s patterns, like branching trees, snowflakes, waves—and the structure of the human eye.

“Proteins are built to a precision that would make human engineers blush—every atom is always in exactly the right position.”

Some say apps that make learning fun are key, but what’s lost when all that learning is spent looking at a screen?

Thousands of twerking insects move in unison to ward off predators and cool their colonies.

American society increasingly mistakes intelligence for human worth.