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'Iron Man' ex-marine flies assault course in jet pack

'Iron Man' ex-marine flies assault course in jet pack

Technology
A former Royal Marine has used a jet suit he invented to negotiate one of the toughest assault courses in the military. Richard Browning - nicknamed the "real-life Iron Man" - flew around the course at the Commando Training Centre in Lympstone, Devon.The 39-year-old managed to overcome the obstacles used to test new recruits.The suit uses five engines to generate 1,000bhp and can cruise at more than 50mph. Image: Mr Browning is chief test pilot of his own Gravity Industries company Mr Browning, founder and chief test pilot of Gravity Industries, said: "It's been at least a decade since I was last at the Commando Training Centre in Lympstone, when I was being awarded my coveted green beret."It is an absolute honour to ...
DNA of wolf declared extinct in wild lives on in Texas pack

DNA of wolf declared extinct in wild lives on in Texas pack

Technology
Researchers say a pack of wild canines found frolicking near the beaches of the Texas Gulf Coast carries a substantial amount of red wolf genes, a surprising discovery because the animal was declared extinct in the wild nearly 40 years ago. The finding has led wildlife biologists and others to develop a new understanding that the red wolf DNA is remarkably resilient after decades of human hunting, loss of habitat and other factors had led the animal to near decimation. "Overall, it's incredibly rare to rediscover animals in a region where they were thought to be extinct and it's even more exciting to show that a piece of an endangered genome has been preserved in the wild," said Elizabeth Heppenheimer, a Princeton University biologist involved in the research on the pack found on Galvest...
Five things you need to do before you pack your bags for an overseas retirement

Five things you need to do before you pack your bags for an overseas retirement

Finance
To all those who make the big decision to retire abroad, Cynthia and Edd Staton say, "Congratulations!" In 2009, a look at their battered retirement accounts made the Statons think hard about what their retirement might look like. They could stay in the U.S. where they'd lived all their lives, or they could find a foreign country with a far lower cost of living and set out on a great adventure. They chose adventure and haven't looked back. The couple has written books about their experiences and plans to create more projects about how to retire abroad. Retiring overseas...
The Open Championship 2018: Jordan Spieth shares three-way lead as Tiger Woods lurks in chasing pack

The Open Championship 2018: Jordan Spieth shares three-way lead as Tiger Woods lurks in chasing pack

Sports
round-up Jordan Spieth shares three-way lead as Tiger Woods lurks in chasing pack at The Open talkSPORT 2 is broadcasting ball-by-ball coverage of golf’s oldest major professional tournament, The Open. Jordan Spieth will take a share of the lead into the final round of the 147th Open Championship as he looks to become the first back-to-back winner for a decade. Spieth shot six under on day three But he could get the battle with Tiger Woods he has always pictured in his head with the 14-time major winner lurking ominously among the chasing pack after a thrilling day of low scoring at a defenceless Carnoustie. The tone was set when Spieth drove the first green on the 380-yard par four and holed from 12 feet for eagle on his way to a bogey...
Joaquin Phoenix becomes the latest Joker in the pack

Joaquin Phoenix becomes the latest Joker in the pack

Entertainment
Gladiator star Joaquin Phoenix is to play Batman's nemesis The Joker in a stand-alone film exploring the origins of the cackling comic book villain.Co-written and directed by The Hangover director Todd Phillips, the currently untitled film is set to begin shooting in New York this September.According to the Hollywood Reporter, it will be both "a gritty character study" and "a broader cautionary tale".Phoenix's other roles include Johnny Cash in 2005 biopic Walk the Line.The 43-year-old was recently seen playing Jesus in Mary Magdalene and as a troubled vigilante in You Were Never Really Here.Martin Scorsese is making a Joker movieIntroduced in the very first Batman comic in April 1940, The Joker is synonymous with green hair, lur...