The retail giant may have reached the end of its run, but it’s been around longer than the four most valuable companies in the world—Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, and Alphabet—combined.
New York’s empty storefronts are a dark omen for the future of cities.
Why increasing the pay floor —and urging the federal government to do the same—is a moral and strategic masterstroke by Jeff Bezos
In a special bonus episode of the podcast Crazy/Genius, the computer scientist and data journalist Meredith Broussard explains how “technochauvinism” derailed the dream of the digital revolution.
AI doesn’t think—it evolves.
We need more than moral arguments against meat. We need a technological revolution in better, cleaner food.
History and literature are filled with warnings about the danger of seeking eternal life. But in the latest episode of Crazy/Genius, some scientists say that a dramatic expansion of human life spans is within reach.
The automobile has come to dominate the urban scene without ever quite belonging to it. The latest innovations have the potential to fix that problem—or make it even worse.
The podcast Crazy/Genius returns with the story of a volcano, a toxic cloud, and a radical solution to humanity’s most important problem.
A pill for aging, a search engine for memories, and other visions the future.
Paid Off delivers a queasy illustration of American inequality and political dysfunction.
How a country can welcome immigrants without triggering a massive populist backlash
Despite the president’s assurances, trade wars are bad—and impossible to win.
The Red Planet is a freezing, faraway, uninhabitable desert. But protecting the human species from the end of life on Earth could save trillions of lives.
Humanity may be as few as 10 years away from discovering evidence of extraterrestrial life. Once we do, it will only deepen the mystery of where alien intelligence might be hiding.
How the Internet broke the news business—and how journalism might survive in a post-advertising world.
Two sociologists debate the merits of online dating and discuss their research on the history of romance in America.
We ask psychologists and authors if smartphone and social media usage has triggered a national health crisis — and what we can do to free ourselves from the allure of modern technology.
What exactly is blockchain, how is it being used, and is the hype really worth it?
The Atlantic’s newest podcast “Crazy/Genius” takes on the retail giant.