Archivo: The Atlantic

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.

Landmark breakthroughs in cancer treatment and a policy structure where those advances can flourish have given fuel to the ambitious “Moonshot” to cure the disease. But is it really possible?

These people, unbeknownst to them, carry genes that all but guarantee that they’ll get fatal diseases. And yet, somehow, they’re completely healthy. They might carry other genes that mitigate their risk. Or perhaps, some aspect of their diet, lifestyle, or environment shields them from their harmful inheritance.

And they ask for help when they don’t.