Elation and tragedy as explorers push limits
Four women triumphed yesterday after rowing across the Pacific. But in Antarctica, a solo expedition ended in disaster. Should we admire those who push the human body to new limits?
Spirit of adventure fuels space tourism ‘boom’
Thousands have applied for a one-way ticket to the planet Mars, and space tours are becoming a more realistic prospect. Are these would-be explorers of new horizons mad or brave?
Alcatraz escapees still at large after fifty years
Fifty years ago today, three men disappeared from Alcatraz, the world’s toughest prison. What happened to them – and why are we fascinated by these elusive criminals?