How to survive a parachute failure

Image copyright Getty Images Former army fitness instructor Emile Cilliers has been convicted of trying to murder his wife, Victoria, by tampering with her parachute. She survived a 4,000ft fall. But how can a human…

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Virgin boss Sir Richard Branson readies himself for space

Image copyright Virgin Galactic/ Stu Image caption Sir Richard’s will be one of the first to ride on his company’s SpaceShipTwo vehicle Sir Richard Branson says he’s training to be an astronaut and will take…

Biggest Weekend: Manic Street Preachers pull off ‘Wireless’ set

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionManic Street Preachers play International Blue Manic Street Preachers played a triumphant set on the opening night of the BBC’s Biggest Weekend festival – despite losing their…

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