What two teenagers from a struggling school district, bitten by the rocketry bug, can teach us about creating a new generation of scientists and engineers
In 1940, an Atlantic author expressed his alarm at growing isolationism in America's colleges
A new study suggests that educators are wary of critiquing minority students -- and in the process, actually undermining children's self-esteem.
Two years before the Nazi invasion of Poland, an Atlantic author made country-by-country predictions about Germany's eastward expansion.
Seeing growing hostility toward Jews in Europe -- and ignorance of their plight in America -- an Atlantic author makes the case for zionism.
Based on a reading of Mein Kampf, an Atlantic author imagines what Germany might become should Hitler "succeed in gaining control of the German government."
In less than 60 seconds, San Francisco was ruined
Images and stories of the survivors who kept the narrative of the infamous shipwreck alive
Just after 500,000 young people were evacuated from London, an Atlantic correspondent roamed the streets of the city, reporting on the weirdness of a metropolis suddenly missing a generation.
Researchers have discovered a plant-based replacement for ambergris, an expensive perfume ingredient made from aged and weathered sperm whale excrement.
Years before the gas chambers and the death marches, "Dr. X" spent several weeks imprisoned at Sachsenhausen. This is how he described it to Atlantic readers of his time.
Over the course of 15 months, anthropologist Monir Moniruzzaman infiltrated and tracked the illegal organ networks of Bangladesh.
Thirty-nine years ago today, Senator John McCain was released from a Vietnamese prison. He had been held there for five-and-a-half years.
Dueling essays from The Atlantic's October 1939 issue show that in 73 years, some of the discourse around contraception hasn't changed.
Their advice may be comically obvious, but these public service announcements allowed a generation of artists to shine in dark times.
Before airplanes were perfected for reconnaissance, WWI-era armies used man-carrying kites as their eyes in the sky.
Her farm is nearly barren, her husband's health is failing, and each day brings a new onslaught of terrible storms, but in 1935, Catherine Henderson is resolved to stay in the dust bowl.
Before the day that lived in infamy, before the New Deal, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was just a typical four-year-old, dressed up in a military-inspired kilt, coat, cape, and bow tie.
How the monument was built, and how one obstructionist legislator tried to stop it
Earlier this year, officials in Pinellas County in Florida decided to remove the cavity-fighting chemical from its water supply. They weren't the first, and won't be last. Was it a mistake?