Katherine Wells

Katherine Wells is a senior video producer at The Atlantic.

Never Tell People How Old They Look

Age discrimination affects us all. Who cares about youth? James Hamblin turns to his colleague Jeffrey Goldberg for advice.

The Case for Napping at Work

Most Americans don't get enough sleep. More and more employers are trying to help address that.

How Long Do You Want to Live?

Dr. Zeke Emanuel recently announced that he will stop receiving life-prolonging medical care at age 75. James Hamblin tries to understand why. What is the meaning of life?

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.