An American maritime museum took its most valuable object, a 19th-century whaling ship, on a grand tour last summer.
While the number of individual turkeys raised and slaughtered in the U.S. each year is declining, total production of turkey meat has remained stable—pound-wise.
A new frontier for junk food
Those eating with overweight people are more likely to serve themselves more and unhealthier food, a new study says.
ESPN's Group of Death promos were about grit. But the tournament's really been about luck.
Highlights from recent years of The Atlantic's collaboration with the Aspen Institute
Fabien Cousteau wants to change the way we think about the ocean.
The organization's controversial approach to population control in D.C.'s Rock Creek Park
The controversy over the South's weird new fishing industry
A new study shows that bivalves can make dynamic and cost-effective sea walls, a potentially valuable tool for protecting coastal communities from rising sea levels.
It happens! Pretty often, actually. And the results are ... really, really gross.
Why are Alaska's Aleutian Islands so racially mixed? And other questions from a new map of U.S. populations.
As the world heats up, the Himalayas are becoming more volatile.
One percent of the global ocean is closed to fishing. Is that a good thing?
Who dies where on Earth's highest mountain? An avalanche illustrates the disproportionate risks that Sherpas face in Himalayan expeditions.
A conversation with Leslie Jamison, author of The Empathy Exams
The new generation of oil rigs: enormous, energy-conscious, and equipped with Internet cafes
The international body has issued a manual for adapting to a warming world.
Once upon a time, a summer spent scooping ice cream could pay for a year of college. Today, the average student's annual tuition is equivalent to 991 hours behind the counter.
Covert cetacean operations have lost their luster since the Cold War.