Launched this month, the Global Cooling Prize is a competition to help stop runaway climate change, by dangling US$3 million in prize money for the development of more energy-efficient cooling solutions.
Becoming an astronaut is a famously difficult and demanding process, but when you’re the CEO of a fledgling space tourism company, perhaps you can make your own rules. Richard Branson has now revealed that if all goes to plan, he could be launching himself into space in a matter of months.
Virgin has announced that work on Richard Branson's private residence on Necker Island is complete, with the house now ready to take its first bookings. Now you can whisk yourself and 29 friends off to a tropical island … if you can stretch to the asking price of US$60,000 per night.