The sound of people talking can terrify even top predators such as mountain lions, with consequences that ripple through entire ecosystems.
The AtlanticThe sound of human poetry—read through speakers—so disturbed fierce predators like mountain lions that they avoided the area it was playing in. This type of 'landscape of fear,' created by humans, can have cascading effects, @edyong209 reports
Prominent figures from Tucker Carlson to John Bolton gathered at the Ritz-Carlton to declare war on the conservative establishment and lay the groundwork for a new intellectual movement on the right.
The AtlanticProminent figures from Tucker Carlson to John Bolton gathered in D.C. to declare war on the conservative establishment and lay the groundwork for a new intellectual movement on the right, @emmaogreen reports
New movies from the writer-directors Lulu Wang and Diana Peralta explore complex questions about national belonging and communal responsibility.
The AtlanticImplicit in two deeply personal new films is a delicate accusation: How much can your country mean to you if you seldom visit? @ethiopienne on Lulu Wang’s “The Farewell” and Diana Peralta’s “De Lo Mio”
The AtlanticThe most popular new vehicle sold in the United States—the pickup truck—will finally have an emoji of its own next year thanks to Ford, @yayitsrob reports. It reveals how your phone’s keyboard is yet another digital platform where brands must compete
President Trump’s tirade against four minority congresswomen prompts the question: Whom does he consider to be American?
The Atlantic"Is an American essentially white? I do not know. I do not know if I’m still three-fifths of an American as my ancestors were written into the U.S. Constitution. Or fully American. Or not American at all," writes @DrIbram.
Treating whiteness as a yardstick for normalcy isn’t the same as being blind to color.
The Atlantic"The claim of colorblindness is politically useful ... but Trump has a long and undeniable record of singling people out by race. He cannot keep the ruse up, and often the mask slips," argues @GrahamDavidA
A new study in mice points to how cell biology, not willpower, might be the root of yo-yo dieting.
The AtlanticConventional wisdom has long held that weight loss is a simple equation of calorie intake and energy expenditure. New research adds to mounting evidence that idea has been wrong all along, writes @amandamull
In his old life, Matthew Cox told stories to scam his way into millions of dollars. Now he’s trying to make it by selling tales that are true.
The AtlanticOnce word got out that there was a writer in the Coleman Federal Correctional Complex, inmates flocked to him to tell their stories. Read @rachmonroe’s profile of Matthew Cox, a con man turned true-crime writer
The Atlantic“I am an inmate at the Coleman Federal Correctional Complex in Florida,” Matthew Cox wrote to @rachmonroe. “I’m also a true crime writer.”
The story of William Belknap provides a way forward for Democrats.
The Atlantic"Let’s remember that the impeachment power is not just for presidents," writes @profepps. "And there is more than enough evidence of high crimes and misdemeanors in the executive branch to fuel multiple impeachments of Trump appointees."
Real-time data from the Apollo 11 astronauts, carefully monitored by mission control, capture the frenzied maneuvers that put men on the moon.
The Atlantic"At a glance, an ECG is little more than black squiggles scratched on a page. But strung together, the lines and curves become vocabulary." @marinakoren retells the Apollo 11 mission through its crew's heart rates
In a series of tweets attacking four Democratic congresswomen, the president reiterated his belief that only white people can truly be American.
The Atlantic"Trump was stating his ideological belief that American citizenship is fundamentally racial, that only white people can truly be citizens, and that people of color, immigrants in particular, are only conditionally American," argues @AdamSerwer