B.C.'s wildfire service battles 77 new fires over weekend, local state of emergency declared
51 articles from SUNDAY 11.7.2021
Why Richard Branson’s Spaceflight Is a Very Big Deal
B.C.'s wildfire service says it has been responding to multiple new fires of note in the last 24 hours with several growing in size on Sunday. The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen declared a local state of emergency on Sunday...
Richard Branson completes flight to edge of space – video
Depending on how you look at things, Richard Branson did not accomplish terribly much this morning. Yes, the billionaire co-founder of Virgin Galactic woke up intending to go to space today, and yes, he went. Along with two pilots and three other passengers, Branson lifted off aboard his VSS Unity spacecraft shortly before 9:00 a.m. MT, soared 86 km (53.5 miles) up, arced into space for four...
Virgin Galactic: Sir Richard Branson rockets to the edge of space
The British entrepreneur Richard Branson has successfully flown to the edge of space and back in his Virgin Galactic passenger rocket plane, days ahead of a rival launch by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. Seventeen years after Branson founded Virgin Galactic to develop commercial spacecraft and cater to future space tourists, the spaceplane went into sub-orbital flight on Sunday...
Virgin Galactic: Richard Branson's long, winding path to space
The UK businessman realises a lifetime's ambition by riding a rocket plane high into the sky.
Camilla Bosanquet obituary
The BBC tracks the long, winding road to Sir Richard Branson's flight to the edge of space.
Richard Branson flies to edge of space in Virgin Galactic passenger rocket plane
My friend Camilla Bosanquet, who has died aged 100, was a Jungian analyst and psychotherapist. Chair of the Society of Analytical Psychology from 1972 to 1975, she played a leading role in the formation of the Guild of Psychotherapists in 1974.Born in Lancing, West Sussex, she was the daughter of Sir Harry Ricardo, an engineer who played a big part in the development of the internal combustion...
30 million people under heat alerts as western US swelters
Spaceplane went into sub-orbital flight days ahead of a rival launch by Jeff Bezos The British entrepreneur Richard Branson has successfully flown to the edge of space and back in his Virgin Galactic passenger rocket plane, days ahead of a rival launch by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, as the billionaires compete to kick off a new era of space tourism.Seventeen years after Branson founded Virgin...
Billionaire Richard Branson reaches space in his own ship
Hot weather alerts are in place for more than 30 million people across the western United States after the region's second heat wave in weeks brought another round of record-equalling high temperatures.
'It was just magical': Billionaire Richard Branson flies to space aboard his own ship
Swashbuckling entrepreneur Richard Branson hurtled into space aboard his own winged rocket ship Sunday in his boldest adventure yet, beating out fellow billionaire Jeff Bezos.
Canada orders rail safety measures to reduce risk of wildfires
Swashbuckling entrepreneur Richard Branson hurtled into space aboard his own winged rocket ship on Sunday, beating out fellow billionaire Jeff Bezos.
How Emma Raducanu raised the profile of performance anxiety
Transport Canada has ordered restrictions to rail transport until Oct. 31 in both British Columbia and nationally to reduce the risk of...
How ‘acne positivity’ is helping teens – and soothing the scars of a lifetime
The 18-year-old’s withdrawal from Wimbledon has focused attention on the pressure stars faceWhen Emma Raducanu quit Wimbledon after suffering breathing difficulties, she said she felt the experience of competing in the championship’s last-16 had “caught up with her”.Though the details of exactly what forced the 18-year-old to withdraw are unknown, she is not the first star performer in the...
Image: Hubble glimpses a galactic duo
Teenage spots can ravage not just skin but mental health, too. Martin Love considers the lasting issues that can still be triggered years laterPimples, spots, plooks, pustules, boils, eruptions, carbuncles, zits… If there are dozens of different words for snow, there must be at least as many in the school bully’s armoury for spots, or to give the condition its mercilessly judgmental medical...
17 years after founding Virgin Galactic, Branson bound for space
Two enormous galaxies capture your attention in this spectacular image taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope using the Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3). The galaxy on the left is a lenticular galaxy, named 2MASX J03193743+4137580. The side-on spiral galaxy on the right is more simply named UGC 2665. Both galaxies lie approximately 350 million light-years from Earth, and they both form part of...
He's always dreamed of it, and in 2004 founded his own company to make it happen.