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Experimental Fuel May Have Been Factor in Virgin Galactic Crash

Experts say the company was warned about the potential instability of a new hybrid fuel that was used in the plane that broke up over the Mojave Desert Friday, killing the co-pilot.

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Virgin Galactic / Mark Greenberg

Virgin’s Spaceship Survives Test Flight

After collecting roughly $45 million from aspirational space tourists, Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic is just in the testing phase. That’s OK. At $200,000 a ticket, you don’t want to skimp on safety. So how much to check a bag?

Posted on Mar 22, 2010 READ MORE


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virgingalactic.com

Virgin Galactic Gears Up for Space Flights

As if his plan for global domination weren’t enough, Virgin Group honcho Richard Branson is taking to space with his new commercial spacecraft, SpaceShipTwo, which will grant six paying customers at a time the experience of weightlessness for six minutes.

Posted on Dec 7, 2009 READ MORE


Mia Farrow
topnews.in

Farrow Passes Darfur Fast to Branson

After nearly two weeks of subsisting only on liquids, actress Mia Farrow has ended her hunger strike for Darfur, passing the proverbial torch to another member of the Celebrity Darfur Fasting Network, British mega-mogul Richard Branson.

Posted on May 8, 2009 READ MORE


PLEDGE DE VIRGINITY
pbs.org

Virginity Pledge? What Virginity Pledge?

A new study looking at virginity pledges—promises made by teenagers to wait until marriage for sex—has found that such vows largely fell flaccid, as sexual behavior of pledged teens was little different than non-pledgers, and that, hilariously, a whopping 82 percent, five years later, had either forgotten or denied taking the pledge.

Posted on Dec 31, 2008 READ MORE


da vinci painting
renaissance-art-gallery.com

Sketches Found on Back of Da Vinci Painting

Someone call Dan Brown: French painting experts have discovered faint drawings on the back of Da Vinci’s painting “The Virgin and Child With St. Anne” at Paris’ Louvre Museum, including a sketch of a skull. Intrigue abounds!

Posted on Dec 18, 2008 READ MORE


Consecrated Virgin
From consecratedvirgins.org

The 42-Year-Old Virgin

A 42-year-old Ithaca, N.Y., woman dedicated her virginity to Jesus in a Catholic ceremony so rare that even her priest didn’t know it existed. (Story or check out Association of Consecrated Virgins)

Posted on Oct 12, 2006 READ MORE


Arnold and Richard

Truthdiggers of the Week: Arnold Schwarzenegger and Richard Branson

Truthdig salutes the California governor and the Virgin empire founder for their leadership in the fight against global warming.

Posted on Sep 29, 2006 READ MORE


Technical Virgin
Via Boing Boing and Google Video

PBS Kiddie Show Host Fired Over Sexy Spoof Videos

The PBS KIDS Sprout network has fired the host of “The Good Night Show” upon learning that she appeared seven years ago in videos called “Technical Virgin,” which dealt satirically with anal sex and masturbation. PBS’s president said the videos “undermine [the host’s] credibility with our audience.”

  • Link to the videos in question

  • Posted on Jul 25, 2006 READ MORE


    Christian Sex Author: Time to Retool Abstinence Pledges

    An Op-Ed writer in The N.Y. Times says that it’s no wonder chastity vows don’t work: Christian communities don’t meaningfully support those who make them.

    Posted on May 21, 2006 READ MORE


    Purity Ball
    From generationsoflight.myicontrol.com

    Most Youths Break Abstinence Pledges

    A Harvard study further confirms that abstinence pledges are basically bunk.
    Want to dig deeper? Check out Purity Balls.

    Posted on May 10, 2006 READ MORE


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