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Instagram takes on Twitter’s Super Follows with Upcoming ‘Exclusive Stories’ Feature

It has become a norm for social media platforms to borrow each other’s features. Twitter recently announced a Super Follows feature that allows creators to monetize their content. Now Instagram is said to be working on its version of Super Follows with “Exclusive Stories” available for fans. Continue reading → Powered by WPeMatico

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What being a physician taught one astronaut about living in space

Not all astronauts start off as test pilots. I spoke with David Saint-Jacques, a Canadian astronaut with a medical degree who’s spent 203 days aboard the ISS, and learned some of the career twists and turns one can take on the way into orbit.  Most people would think being an engineer and astrophysicist is enough. […]

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The change chronicles

October 1967 From “How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Live with Irrationality”: Whatever form it takes, resistance to any change is essentially an act of self-protection. When an individual perceives that the consequences of a change conflict with his needs and desires, he will become anxious and fear for his future. … Whether or […]

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This photographer-scientists collaboration shows the speed of climate change

Climate change is warping geological time, compressing the time scales of natural processes. In photographs taken around the world, Ian van Coller has documented these shifts, reflected in rocks, sediment, and the shrinking of glaciers. Van Coller collaborates with scientists who annotate his images, pointing out key geological features. He also uses historical photos to […]