Annika Peterson

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Why Americans believe the US can win wars – Mark Kukis

On 28 December 2014, the US commander of international forces in Afghanistan presided over a secret ceremony in Kabul. Standing before a group of …

War

There is peace in space. But will earthly conflicts end it?

U.S.-Russia relations continue to deteriorate. And the International Space Station’s survival is at stake.<p>The skies were clear over central …

Space Science

Welcome to the Real Space Age

At dawn one morning last November�just as the edge of Earth comprising Florida spun into the field of light bursting from roughly 93 million miles …

Instagram and the Impulse to Capture Every Moment

“When I think about what Instagram is, I think about moments,” said Kevin Systrom, the photo-sharing service’s co-founder and C.E.O. “Our mission is to capture and share the world’s moments.” This is why, he explained in a flat tone at Facebook’s headquarters, Instagram is moving beyond photos—and …

Social Media

What would happen in the ocean if humanity went quiet? – Peter Brannen

At 5:30am I awoke to the sound of the diesel chug-chugging of a lone lobster boat carving into the glassy Atlantic. An audience of shrieking gulls …

Puerto Rico

We Are a Camera

Experience and memory in the age of GoPro.<p>Late one fall afternoon two years ago, Aaron Chase, a professional mountain biker, was riding his bike in the Smoky Mountains, near Sun Valley, Idaho. He’d powered up to a high-altitude ridge and was gazing, less than eagerly, at the trail down toward the …