Earth’s Oldest Asteroid Impact is Two Billion Years Old

The oldest asteroid collision on the planet, the Yarrabubba impact crater in Western Australia, is a whopping 2.229 billion years old. After analyzing minerals at the crater site, researchers have found the asteroid hit at the end of an era called Snowball Earth (one of the planet’s ice ages). Scientists, led by Dr Timmons Erickson (a geochronologist at Houston’s NASA Johnson Space Center), studied around …

The Roof at the Bottom of the World

A history of exploration in the world's most enigmatic range

One of the last remaining mysteries of the terrestrial world, the Transantarctic Mountains that abut the South Pole elicit the kind of exploratory giddiness typically reserved for 16th century seafarers. Scientist-explorer Edmund Stump has charted the courses of previous polar expeditions through this magnificent range, bringing to bear the trials of exploration from Clark Ross’ initial 1840 voyage to scientific missions of the late 20th …

Boudicca Couture

The English fashion label's earthquake-inspired Spring 2012 collection

In keeping with their commitment to the ongoing intermingling of fashion and art, British design duo Zowie Broach and Brian Kirkby of Boudicca recently presented their Spring 2012 collection alongside a performance of Mike Figgis’ “Just Tell the Truth.” Continuing to evolve, the label still follows the artistic roots first planted in 1997, when they showed their collections exclusively in galleries. Boudicca worked with two …