Introducing our new special report on the environmental impacts of our stuff
Happy Spreadsheet Day! It's time to celebrate the tool—and fear its capacity for destruction.
Far more important than the white or wheat decision, is whether or not you heat your bread.
Free-range birds use way, way more energy than conventionally raised poultry.
Some fire departments cared more that Garrett Morgan was black than that his invention—the gas mask—could save firefighters' lives.
Just re-use any bag that you receive to radically reduce its environmental impact.
The benefits of secure encryption far outweigh the costs of devices that "go dark" even when authorities have a lawful warrant.
H. Cecil Booth's contraption might not have been the first of its kind, but it was the only one endorsed by royalty.
In all six nations the company examined, a boy wizard leads the way.
A new Google study suggests there's hope for the once-futuristic technology that's gotten a bit... boring.
New research shows that when it comes to most psychology experiments, all rodents might be created equal.
The discovery involved "little heroism, more luck than good management, and a starring role for a trainee instrument-maker who dozed off." Maybe.
Meet the inventors, tinkerers, and entrepreneurs at the forefront of the flying-robot revolution.
The organizations, technologies, and people behind Google's autonomous vehicles
An inquiry into one recent scandal reveals how kids think about sexting—and what parents and police should do about it.
Technology has made cheating on your spouse, or catching a cheater, easier than ever. How digital tools are aiding the unfaithful and the untrusting—and may be mending some broken marriages.
How self-driving vehicles took off
Are we in a tech bubble? Is Snowden a hero? And what’s the hottest status symbol? In The Atlantic’s first Silicon Valley Insiders Poll, a panel of 50 executives, innovators, and thinkers answer these questions and more.
Doctors look south to replace the king of digits.
Not everybody celebrates consistency consistently.