Katherine Wells

Katherine Wells is an associate video producer at The Atlantic.

Let's Talk About Female Orgasms

It doesn't have to be awkward. James Hamblin and Dr. Lauren Streicher, author of Love Sex Again, discuss how to bring up sexual issues with your doctor, partner, and friends.

The Fire Lab

Inside the Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory, where researchers use high-speed footage, fire whirl generators, and giant combustion chambers to reverse-engineer wildfires.

We Are Dead Stars

We live in an "Eden" powered by burning stars. But it won't always be this way.

Where Time Comes From

The time that ends up on your smartphone—and that synchronizes GPS, military operations, financial transactions, and the internet—originates in a set of atomic clocks at the U.S. Naval Observatory.

Why ROYGBIV Is Arbitrary

Our division of the rainbow comes from Newton—but it's more subjective than scientific.

The Other Darwin

Charles Darwin based some of his theory of evolution on the work of a man you’ve never heard of. An animation looks at the life and work of A. R. Wallace.