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Sir Richard Branson Will Give $3 Million to Whoever Can Save the Planet By Reinventing the Air Conditioner

Redesigning one of the world's most common household appliances could divert over 100 gigatons of carbon emissions from the atmosphere by 2050.

The Moment a Girl Could Suddenly Hear Was Highlight for Richard Branson (WATCH)

Some moments can change everything – and also leave an indelible mark on those who witness those moments. “I have been fortunate to do some...
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Richard Branson Plans to Save Lemurs

Using an undeveloped island he owns in the Caribbean, billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson plans to create the first wild colony of lemurs outside of...
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Sir Richard Branson’s Role Models – Inspiring Tributes for Entrepreneurs

Starting and growing a business is a bumpy journey, but it can be made a little easier with someone to provide inspiration -- and...
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Branson Brings Virgin Money to Help Main Street Australians

The financial sector in Australia has become highly consolidated, said Sir Richard Branson this week, eliminating choice and producing higher costs for the average...

Business Pays His Bills But Charity Rocks His World: Richard Branson

CNN talks to Sir Richard Branson, who manages his philanthropy like one of his businesses. Whether in the realm of disease, global warming, or...

Students Hitch Ride on Branson’s Jet to See Obama

Two poor college students in Amsterdam asked Virgin entrepreneur Richard Branson for a ride to Washington to see Obama's innauguration. The billionaire immediately answered,...

Virgin’s Branson Launches Plan to Cut Plane Emissions

The Virgin Group airline chairman and British billionaire Richard Branson has proposed a plan that would cut aviation emissions and greenhouse gases at busy...

Branson Pledges 3 Billion to Fight Global Warming

British billionaire, Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Conglomerate (and Virgin records and airline) committed all personal profits from his airlines and rail company...

Branson Investing $400m in Eco-Friendly Fuel Research

Richard Branson went green today when his Virgin Group launched an investment fund for environmentally friendly fuels. Branson said the new Virgin...

Good News in History, July 18

40 years ago today, Canada began accepting 50,000 Vietnamese ‘boat people’ into the country. 24,000 of the refugees who were seeking asylum were sponsored...

Billionaire Co-Founder of Home Depot is Giving Away 80% of his Wealth to Charity

The Home Depot Co-founder Bernie Marcus has pledged to give most of his wealth to charity—hopefully before the 90-year-old dies.

Texas Signs ‘Save Our Lemonade Stands Bill’ as Governor Tips a Cold One on Twitter Video

Little lemonade entrepreneurs will no longer have to worry about running their lemonade stands without a business permit in Texas.

With Fridges and Air Conditioners Using 20% of World’s Energy, Cheap Plastic Crystals Could Be the Answer

When placed under pressure, these organic plastic crystals could be a cheap, eco-friendly replacement for the harmful gases inside of air conditioners.

Scientists Have Found a Way to Translate Brainwaves into Speech ‘With Unprecedented Clarity’

The researchers have called the system a “game-changer” for anyone who has lost their ability to speak, whether from disease or disability.

Major League Baseball Pitcher Donates $9.4 Million Estate So It Can Bring Joy to Special Needs Kids

The World Series MVP's donation includes 100 acres of land and a 32,000-square-foot lakeside mansion.

‘It’s Not Quite the Ant-Man Suit’ But Researchers Discover How to Shrink Objects to 1000th Their Original Size

Team invents method to shrink objects to the nanoscale It’s not quite the Ant-Man suit, but the system produces 3D structures one thousandth the size...

These Cheap Little Refrigerators Can Provide Cooling Without Needing Any Kind of Power

MIT researchers have filed for patents on their inexpensive little refrigerators that require no power. The passive system, which is primarily being hailed as a way to preserve food and medications in hot off-grid locations, is essentially a high-tech version of a parasol.

Good News in History, October 9

Happy 70th Birthday to Jackson Browne, the singer-songwriter musician who has sold over 18 million LPs in the U.S. alone. Beginning in the 1970s,...

People Are Posting Stories of Celebrities Being Nice to Them and it is Incredibly Refreshing

Though it may seem like there are endless allegations against celebrities for one crime or another these days, it's good to remember that not...