Friday, December 31, 2010

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Funny National Incidents 2010

Oldest Facebook user is 103 Years Old

LONDON: A woman from Tenby is thought to be the oldest member of social networking site, Facebook.
A BBC News report highlighted Lillian Lowe, who is 103-years-old, and now thought to be the eldest member of the site after Ivy Bean from Bradford, 104 (who was also a big tweeter) passed away this summer.

Season’s first rain: Capital shivers to the second day of rain

Met office forecasts the current spell to end on Friday.
ISLAMABAD: Cold gripped the twin cities after the rainy spell continued for the second day on Thursday. Most people stayed indoors to avoid the harsh weather and commercial centres and recreational spots in the city sported a deserted look.

New Year’s Eve: City too dry and too wet

Party planners hit by whiskey shortage and bad weather.
LAHORE: A shortage of whiskey and bad weather are hampering arrangements for New Year’s Eve parties across the city tonight.

Millions gathering to count in the new year

Enthusiastic Australians camped out at parks alongside the Sydney Harbour Bridge to win the best view of Friday’s spectacular New Year’s Eve fireworks kicking off celebrations around the world.
As the clock ticked closer to 2011 across Asia, Vietnam’s capital was preparing its first-ever official New Year’s Eve countdown and Taiwan planned a massive pyrotechnic display in the shape of a dragon.
Europeans were looking forward to a celebration that could help them forget their economic worries.
In New York City, nearly a million

Strike against proposed amendment in blasphemy law

A nationwide strike was observed on Friday against proposed amendment in the blasphemy law.
The strike was called by the Tehreek Khatm-e-Nabuwwat and the religious parties of the country.
Residents of major cities faced difficulties as there was no public transport on the roads.
Moreover, protest demonstration and rallies were held in the almost every part of the country.
In Karachi, all the markets and commercial sites remained closed for the

Partial solar eclipse on Jan 4

A partial solar eclipse will occur on January 4.
This was announced by an official of the Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) here on Friday.
The eclipse will visible in Pakistan with a 13 percent obscuration of the solar disk.
The experts have warned not to look at the sun without wearing proper eye shielding as a solar filter

iPhone-controlled beer cannon is the robot friend of our dreams (video)

If your morning's been running low on a little thing called awesomeness, hurry past the break and gorge yourself on the stuff in the embedded videos. For the more patient among you, we'll set the scene. A young chap by the name of Ryan has repurposed an old mini-fridge from his college days into a beer-firing drone, which can accept instructions on beer brand, temperature, and destination, before launching it at the target with a force of 50psi. An embedded

HEX ships iPod nano watch band, dares you to destroy it (video)

It's highly improbable that you actually need yet another option when looking for a watch band to house your iPod nano 6G, but if that first-run version you sprung for is already in tatters, HEX has a little something worth considering. The company has just started shipping its HEX Watch Band in the US of A, with $29.95 netting you a soft, flexible band that requires no complicated plug-and-play action whatsoever. Just pop your nano into the face, strap it on your arm, and roll. It's designed to be remarkably rugged (as seen in a

RIM: BlackBerry PlayBook battery life is still being optimized, won't cause delays

If you've been keeping an ear to the techie ground, you'll probably have heard some analyst chatter suggesting RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook may be delayed due to issues relating to its supposedly poor battery life. That scuttlebutt has now turned out to be mostly unfounded, with RIM clarifying the situation through a communiqué sent to Erictric:

UK and French carriers working on cellular coverage for Channel Tunnel, aim to finish by 2012 Olympics

If you live in a technophile city like Taipei, you'll have been enjoying underground 4G for a long time now, but in London the rule is that you have to bid adieu to your mobile connectivity when diving into a tunnel. The city's Mayor has been active in encouraging (forcing?) the major British carriers to install the necessary equipment to provide coverage on the Tube, and now we're hearing that ambition has stretched beyond the nation's borders as well. The Daily Telegraph reports that Vodafone, O2, Everything Everywhere, and Three from the UK along with

Why did Pluto lose its planet status? Because it never mattered enough

It's kind of hard to accept, Pluto has always been our favorite underdog, but the truth is that the Solar System's ninth planet was never really significant enough to earn that designation. Such is the coldly logical reason given for its removal from the planetary annals by a man who had a lot to do with its demise. Caltech astronomer Mike Brown discovered Eris, what he'd hoped was the tenth planet, back in 2005, but its extreme distance from the Sun and diminutive (by planetary standards) dimensions disqualified it from consideration. Unfortunately, its discovery is what doomed Pluto to be downgraded to a "dwarf planet," though Mike's not shedding too many tears over it. In fact, he's gone and written a book about the whole thing, the smug planet destroyer that he is. You don't have to buy it to learn more, however, as the source link has an interview with Mike all ready and waiting.

Johnny Depp loves quirky roles

Johnny Depp is famous for his love for quirky roles and with the Tourist doing badly at the box office, the Hollywood star admits that he is better off playing eccentric characters.

Depp has popularised quirky characters like Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean, Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland and Edward Scissorhands in his movies.

And the 47-year-old star says he loves hiding behind wigs and make-up in his movies, the Daily Express reported.

"Captain Jack is always going to be a part of me," he says, adding that he is not in the mood to hang up his bandana and

Anne Hathaway isn't a good flirt

Hollywood actress Anne Hathaway said it was hard for her to be seductive while playing the overtly sexual Maggie Murdock in her new movie Love and Other Drugs.

"The most important thing was to make Maggie honest... she had amazing potential to be angry, funny, smart and incredibly wounded," quoted her as saying.

"The thought of combining all of those aspects into a character was a challenge but very exciting. It was the sexuality of the character (that scared me)."

"I'm much happier talking with people than I am flirting with them. I'm pretty shy and not entirely comfortable with the kind of attention you get when you focus on your sexual side. I was afraid that I couldn't pull off playing Maggie," she added.

Gomez has a crush on LaBeouf

Singer actress Selena Gomez, who had earlier sparked off reports of dating Justin Bieber, says she has a crush on actor Shia LaBeouf.

"I don't have a perfect boy. I guess they need to be honest and they need to be some who can really be myself around. Although, if they look identical to Shia LaBeouf that would be great! You should be out having fun when you're younger, not getting caught up in a committed relationship," quoted her as saying.

Selena also revealed she doesn't like going on dates.

"I don't actually like dates. I get awkward as I never know what to do. I still get butterflies and wobbly legs around a boy I like. But the best thing is to be very open and don't shut yourself off. Enjoy being young."

Lady Gaga in Zoolander sequel

Pop singer Lady Gaga may land her first big movie role soon as actor Owen Wilson is considering her for a part in the Zoolander sequel.

Wilson and actor Ben Stiller are keen to work on the sequel to the hit 2001 comedy, and are planning to release it in 2012. And Wilson admits that Gaga is in line to star as a female friend of model Derek Zoolander, played by Stiller, reports

"Gaga has to be in it. The movie will happen soon. I just saw Ben and I think that people will be happy with some of this new stuff we have," said Wilson.

Toy Story 3 top earning film of 2010

Toy Story 3, an animated film about the adventures of two action figures, has topped Forbes magazine's list of 2010's highest grossing films.

The film about a ten-inch tall astronaut and a cowboy, emerged victorious at the box office, earning an estimated USD 1.6 billion at the box office.

Not only does that make the Disney film the highest-grossing film of the year but the highest-grossing animated film of all time, reported

The film, starring the voice talents of Tom Hanks as toy cowboy Woody and Tim Allen as his astronaut sidekick Buzz Lightyear, now ranks as the fifth highest-grossing film of all time.

Alice In Wonderland, starring Johnny Depp, came in second place pulling in USD 1.02 billion, making Disney the first studio ever to have two films in a

Robert De Niro is the deadliest star

Hollywood icon Robert De Niro has the rare distinction of having died onscreen more times than any other actor.

The Taxi Driver star has met a nasty end in fifteen different movies, including Cape Fear, Jackie Brown, and Heat, reported Contactmusic online.

Second in the list is Bruce Willis, who has raked up eleven movie deaths, including two at the hands of his real-life ex-wife Demi Moore, in 'Mortal Thoughts' and Charlie's Angels: Full

Third place goes to Johnny Depp, with ten onscreen deaths, including his blood-spattered exit in A Nightmare on Elm Street.

50 Cent rescues neighbours stuck in snow

Rapper 50 Cent is making a quick buck out of the the blizzards that have hit the US. The millionaire rapper is shovelling snow from his neighbours' driveways and charging them for the service.

The hip-hop star's Connecticut home was buried under thick snow but he's making the most of the adverse conditions, charging USD 100 to clear sidewalks in the area.

And the 'In Da Club' proved he's serious about his new business after posting photos of himself hard at work with a shovel on Twitter.

"I'm going out to shovel snow and see if I can make me a few extra dollars today. I'm charging more if they want to take pictures. I want a hundred dollars per house. I bet anybody I'll make a grand moving snow today. I want a hundred dollars if

Rihanna and Matt Kemp split

R&B superstar Rihanna and Matt Kemp have decided to call it quits after dating for almost a year.

The 'Umbrella' hitmaker and her Los Angeles Dodgers baseball player boyfriend reportedly decided to split because of their busy schedule, the Us magazine reported.

"It happened over the last few weeks. She basically was just over it," a source said.

"He just can't keep up with her crazy travel schedule. Matt's sick of always following after her like a puppy dog all over the world. He wants something more normal. Plus it was never as serious as it looked. It was always just having fun," the source added.

The 22-year-old singer started dating Kemp, also 22, in December last year following her messy break-up with singer Chris Brown, who brutally assaulted her in

Lady Gaga's The Fame Monster best selling album in 2010

Pop star Lady Gaga's The Fame Monster has been named the top selling album in 2010. Gaga's album, a repackaged version of her earlier disc, The Fame, with an additional eight tracks, sold 5.8 million copies across the globe, according to the United World Chart, compiled by website

Rap artiste Eminem, who made a comeback with his album Recovery earned the second stop with his disc selling 5.7 million copies. Eminem was followed by Canadian teen singing sensation Justin Bieber, who came in third with 5.6 million sales of his My World albums.

Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum, Susan Boyle, Black Eyed Peas, Michael Buble, Sade and Alicia Keys rounded off the top-ten list.

Gaga, meanwhile, took to twitter to

Katy Perry creating a special perfume for tour

Popstar Katy Perry is creating a special scent for her 2011 European tour.

The 'Fireworks' hit-maker is planning a extravagant stage show and wants to engage all the senses of her audience, reported People magazine.

"It's going to engage all the senses, so we're looking into alternative stuff like smell. We're talking to a couple of companies at the moment about creating an aroma for the performance," said the 26-year-old.

She promised that the tour will see her appear in several of her signature outrageous outfits on stage, though they are not easy to get into.

"There will be a medley of looks, and they'll be

Hindi soap opera in trouble for torture scenes

A Hindi serial that airs on entertainment channel Colors has run into trouble over scenes that depict a woman being tortured.

The show, Rishton Se Badi Pratha, tackles the topic of what's referred to as honour killings- women being killed by their families for marrying men that are considered unsuitable, usually for reasons of caste.

The Inforamtion and Broadcasting Ministry has sent a notice to Colors for scenes that the government describes as "barbaric" for portraying "abnormal violence." The notice says the show uses "abusive language which is highly objectionable." It also states that the programme " lowers the dignity of women and appears to encourage and incite violence against them.

Colors has been given a week to

After Tees Maar..., Akshay, Farah reunite for Joker

The trio of Akshay Kumar, Farah Khan and Shirish Kunder are coming together again for their next 3D film Joker after Tees Maar Khan, which has garnered mixed response at the box office.

While Akshay Kumar will stay on to be the central protagonist, Farah and Shirish would switch roles in their next outing. Farah will be handling the production department while her husband Shirish would be calling the shots as a director.

"We will begin work on Joker in January. We are already through with the ground work and it is time to start the principal shoot. The film will be made in 3D," Farah told PTI.

Joker stars Sonakshi Sinha opposite Akshay Kumar and

Katrina and Ranbir: Beginning of the end?

Ranbir Kapoor is moving to newer pastures. The actor is currently fascinated by his Rockstar co-star Nargis Fakhri.

While his blow hot -blow cold status with Katrina Kaif continues, Ranbir seems to be cementing his relationship with Nargis. Sources reveal that Kapoor has already told close friends that he 'likes' Nargis and wants to give their developing relationship a chance.

While Nargis is getting to know him better, Kat is slowly and steadily distancing herself from Ranvir. In the last two months, Ranbir and Katrina have had many arguments and fights due to his growing proximity with the newcomer.

A source reveals, "Kat feels that

2010: Debutant directors script change in Bollywood

New directors walked away with the honours in 2010 by introducing fresh ideas and new themes with a blend of reality and entertainment in Bollywood.

While multistarrers like Kites, Mani Ratnam's Ravaan, Sanjay Leela Bhansali directed Guzaarish, and Ashutosh Gowarikar's Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey sank without trace at the box office, first timers like Abhishek Chaubey, Abhinav Kashyap, Anusha Rizvi, Abhishek Sharma and Vikramadiya Motwane brought refreshing stories onscreen.

Chaubey, who has worked with Vishal Bhardwarj, introduced Vidya Balan as a vengeful village belle in Ishqiya, who is not only well-versed with expletives but also knows how to shoot and manipulate. The combination of Gulzar-Bhardwaj ensured that the

Salman appointed first brand ambassador of Mountain Dew

Dabangg Salman Khan will now send out a new message to his fans - Darr Ke Aage Jeet Hai - as the newly appointed brand ambassador of Mountain Dew soft drink.

"I love the high-action imagery of Mountain Dew and more importantly the fact that it's not mindless action but there is a message at its core Darr Ke Aage Jeet Hai. I have spent time with the Mountain Dew team and I eagerly look forward to working with them," Salman, who has been appointed by PepsiCo India as the brand ambassador, said in a statement.

This is the first time that a brand ambassador has been appointed for Mountain Dew.

Speaking about the association, Deepika

Big B to narrate again for Aamir

He lent his voice for Aamir Khan's first production Lagaan and now taking forward his newly-found fondness for the Bollywood perfectionist, Amitabh Bachchan has loaned his rich baritone for the latter's Delhi Belly.

Big B takes on the role of a narrator for the first trailer of Delhi Belly, that comes attached with another Aamir production Dhobhi Ghat Jan 21.

"Couple of days ago, Aamir and Kiran (Rao) were seen visiting Amitabh Bachchan on sets. After a long closed door meeting and catching up, they left almost after two hours. And yesterday morning Amitabh Bachchan dubbed in a suburban studio for Delhi Belly," read a statement from the movie's publicist.

"It's an introductory piece and

The real reason why Katrina turned down Rs.3.5 crore offer

The real reason why Katrina turned down Rs.3.5 crore offerThe real reason why Katrina Kaif is refusing all offers to dance to Sheila ki Jawaani this New Year's eve

Malaika Arora Khan postponed her New Year vacation with husband Arbaaz Khan, when an entertainment group offered her a large undisclosed sum for her anthemic Munni jig at Amby Valley. Katrina Kaif, on the other hand, has refused to dance to her Sheila ki Jawaani number from Tees Maar Khan. 

Says a source close to Kaif, "A suburban luxury hotel offered her Rs 3.5 crores for the jig. Frankly, Katrina was tempted. But she backed out in time." 

Munni and Sheila are Salman Khan's sister-in-law Malaika and former girlfriend Katrina Kaif respectively. The stunning ladies, never close friends but cordial enough to be called civil acquaintances, have revealed a contrasting attitude to their dance numbers. 

Kaif screams in protest. "Are you crazy? I am not dancing at any hotel on New Year's eve. To be

Spirituality bug bites Katrina, leaves glamour for Satsang

Spirituality bug bites Katrina, leaves glamour for SatsangKatrina gets set to play a woman robed in ochre and in search of spirituality in the Prakash Jha film

After opting out of Prakash Jha's Aarakshan, Katrina Kaif plays the central character in Satsang, the director's upcoming film exposing the multi-billion global religion factory in India.

After a critically acclaimed performance in Raajneeti, Kat seems dead serious about getting into serious non-glamorous roles. 

However, her role in Satsang is so complex that even Jha was not sure, initially, if the actress could deliver. 

"It would be the most challenging part of my career so far, " says Katrina, who played a pivotal character in the director's Raajneeti.

In Satsang, she doesn't just play the central character, but also a semi-autobiographical character. The character of a woman from the West in search of Oriental spiritualism is modelled on a real-life character. 

This will be a startling departure from

Vidya Balan to get sensuous and curvy for Dirty Pictures

Vidya Balan to get sensuous and curvy for Dirty PicturesVidya Balan will shed a few more kilos for her role as South siren Silk Smitha in Balaji's Dirty Pictures. After the release of No One Killed Jessica, the actress will devote all her time to get in shape for the role. 

A source reveals Balan's preparation for the role. "She will work out and lose more weight for the role. The brief is not to look lean and skinny, but curvy. 

Silk Smitha was famous for her curves and Vidya wants to ape that look. However, she feels that it's necessary for her to lose some more weight before getting into the skin of the character.

Her portrayal of Smitha won't be through daring outfits but the body language and dance numbers."

In fact, Dirty Pictures director Milan Luthria has asked his leading lady to take three weeks off to rehearse for the songs. 

"She will be working with two choreographers one from the south who will teach her the

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Salman and Katrina to ring in a warm New Year

They may no longer be a couple but this does not mean that Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif cannot welcome 2011 together.
Buzz has it that Bollywood’s most eligible bachelor Salman Khan and his ex girlfriend Katrina Kaif are all set to reunite in Dubai, where the duo will celebrate the New Year with family and friends.
Talking to a daily, a source said, “Katrina has been seen bonding again with Salman and his family lately. She was spotted at his ‘Tees Maar Khan’ trial and then went to wish him before he left for Dubai to

Pakistan won by 103 runs in New Zealand T20I Series - 3rd T20I

Pakistan 183/6 (20/20 ov)
New Zealand 80 (15.5/20 ov)
Pakistan won by 103 runs

Superstition drives these Hot Bollywood stars' cars

Superstition drives these Hot Bollywood stars` carsSuperstition among Bollywood stars is not unheard of but it is surprising when they do not mind to let go off lakhs of rupees just to satisfy their superstitious interests. 

The latest fad among our favorite Bollywood actors is their obsession with the number plates of their prized vehicles. Once look at them and you will realize that most Bollywood celebrities ride on superstition!

For example, Shah Rukh Khan will never be the owner of a car that does not have the number 555 printed on its number plate. 

Sanjay Dutt, another connoisseur of cars, and the owner of models like the Rolls Royce Phantom, the Ferrari and a Bugati Veyron always prefers the number 4545 on the number plates of his cars. 

According to Sanjay Dutt, his car registration number should total up to the number 9 in all cases, and it is always best if the summation occurs through the number 4545.

Famous Bollywood couple Kareena Kapoor and

Kangna stuck in New York with no work to do

Kangna stuck in New York with no work to doKangna Ranaut chills out in the Big Apple with no work to do as the city gets snowed under

Bhushan Kumar's next, Happy New Year (working title) starring Sunny Deol, R Madhavan and Kangna Ranaut is apparently in deep trouble in New York because of the weather! The 20-feet deep snow has halted the schedule. 

Says a source on the sets, "It's been snowing continuously and heavily in NY Cfor the last three days and shooting has come to a complete standstill. Sunny has shot for the schedule.

Kangna had to shoot for some car scene in Manhattan but now because of the snow she had to stop. It's so cold and snowing so heavily that they are not able to shoot. 

The police didn't allow anyone from the unit to drive in the snow. It's dangerous to drive in snow so the unit had to do Kangna's shots in the cab."

Apparently, non-shooting of the

Secret Visit Revealed: Sallu-Katrina to reunite in Dubai

Secret Visit Revealed: Sallu-Katrina to reunite in DubaiThe actress may head to the Emirate city to spend a couple of days with ex and his family

Katrina Kaif is planning to fly down to Dubai and bring in the New Year with her ex Salman Khan and his family. 

Says a source, "Katrina has been seen bonding again with Salman and his family lately She was spotted at his Tees Maar Khan trial and then went to wish him before he left for Dubai to bring in his birthday with an entourage of forty friends and family members.

The actor will return on the morning of December 31 to shoot Bigg Boss and will then fly back to welcome 2011 with his near and dear ones."

Secret visit

It is learnt that Katrina will fly down tomorrow to be with the Khan-daan. "Salman's parents, Salim and Salma, Helen, brothers Arbaaz, Sohail, sisters Alvira and Arpita and their children are all in Dubai, though some friends have

Priyanka and Shahid reunite for romantic New Year date

Priyanka and Shahid reunite for romantic New Year dateBollywood actors and rumored couple Shahid Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra have decided that the only way to solve the differences that have greatly affected their blooming relationship in the past is to spend quality time with one another. 

Therefore, the couple are headed to a resort in Chandigarh to spend a quiet and romantic New Year. Many would be surprised by the choice of location for celebrations, but the news is that Shahid Kapoor is busy with the filming work of his latest movie Mausam in the Punjab capital, and will only get a break during the New Year!

However, a spokesman for Priyanka Chopra has vehemently rubbished rumors of her going to Chandigarh to spend the New Year holiday. 

On the other hand, another source says that the couple have already made necessary arrangements at a resort in Chandigarh. The media on its part can only hope for a reunion of the couple, whose relationship as was understood over a Koffee chat with Karan Johar, is a victim of

Shah Rukh Khan's New Year wishes for you!

Shah Rukh Khan`s New Year wishes for you!Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan wishes his fans a happy and healthy New Year.

"To new beginnings. Have a healthy, happy & fulfilling new chapter. May all your troubles be as shortlived as your New Year resolutions. Love, " Shah Rukh wrote on microblogging site Twitter.

Meanwhile, Shah Rukh is looking forward to his comeback on the small screen with the new show "Zor Ka Zhatka" on Imagine and his highly anticipated sci-fi movie "Ra.One" - the TV show will go on air in January next year and the movie may hit the screens some time next year

Saif, Kareena, Soha planning big B'day bash for Tiger

Saif, Kareena, Soha planning big B`day bash for TigerSaif Ali Khan, his sisters Sabah and Soha, his girlfriend Kareena and his mom are planning a bash for dad Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi

Saif Ali Khan, sisters Soha and Sabah, girlfriend Kareena Kapoor and mother Sharmila Tagore are planning a memorable birthday for their father Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi. 

The former India captain turns 70 on January 5.

The siblings will host a bash for him at their ancestral home. Sharmila is putting together an audiovisual presentation on her husband that will be screened at the bash.

Confirms Tagore, "Yes, it is his 70th birthday and we are planning a celebration with family and close friends at Pataudi." 

When asked about the audiovisual she states, "It is something very personal." 

A source close to

Scoop: War over, Shah Rukh Khan in Hrithik's Krrish 2

Scoop: War over, Shah Rukh Khan in Hrithik`s Krrish 2SRK offered role in the Hrithik Roshans' superhero sequel

Shah Rukh Khan and Hrithik Roshan have been bonding big time for a while now. Their personal rapport is likely to extend to a professional level as well. King Khan has been offered a role in the Roshans' home production Krrish 2. 

Says a source, "Shah Rukh and Hrithik are the best of pals in the industry today. It was but natural for Roshan Sr to etch a role in his son's flick for his buddy as well. SRK's character in the film will have shades of gray to it." 

Adds the source, "The Roshans have already sounded Khan off about having him in their project. And he has told them that he can be available only after the release of his production Ra.One." 

The sequel to Rakesh Roshan's 2006 flick has been in the pipeline for a while. After the debacle of Kites and Guzaarish, papa Roshan has taken it upon himself to ensure that his son's career gets back on track.

And considering that Koi Mil Gaya and

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Rehman Malik Reciting Sura Akhlas Wrongly

Veena malik interview after eviction elimination big boss

PML N and MQM vulgar language War

1st 3D Cinema In Pakistan

Interview With Hassan Sarwar a Real Pakistani Talent.

England beat Australia by an innings and 157 runs

England beat Australia by an innings and 157 runs on the fourth day of the fourth Ashes test at the MCG on Wednesday.
Scores: Australia 258-9 (B.Haddin 55 not out, S. Watson 54; T. Bresnan 4-50) and 98 (C. Tremlett 4-26, J. Anderson 4-44) v England 513 (J. Trott 168 not out, M. Prior 85, A. Cook 82, A. Strauss 69, K. Pietersen 51; P. Siddle 6-75)

Lightning photographed by superfast X-ray camera, Nikola Tesla nods with approval

You know, we could just leave you with the image above and be done here, but its backstory is almost as cool. Researchers at the Florida Institute of Technology have built a 1,500-pound X-ray camera that can shoot ten million frames a second and then pointed it at a nearby flash of lightning to try and learn more about it. How did they know where the lightning would strike? Well, in true scientific fashion, they caused it themselves! This was done by shooting rockets into thunderstorms, with attached wires directing the flow of energy down into their target zone. The imagery produced from the X-ray sensor is actually extremely low-res -- a 30-pixel hexagonal grid is all you get -- but it's enough to show that X-ray radiation is concentrated at the tip of the lightning bolt. What good that knowledge will do for the world, we don't know, but we're sure it'll provide nice fodder for the

Japanese paper pegs PlayStation Phone for spring launch

In case you needed any more evidence that Sony is ramping up to launch a gaming system on a phone in the next few months, here you go: Japanese ragAsahi Shimbun says that the PlayStation Phone -- which could be known as the Zeus Z1, Xperia Play, or something else altogether by the time it's on store shelves -- is expected in the spring of 2011 for a North American and European release. That lines up with virtually everything we've been hearing lately, and it's also fortuitous timing considering that both CES and MWC are right around the corner; we don't know what Sony Ericsson might have on tap for CES, but we definitely know they'replanning some new Xperia-branded models for MWC. There are many questions left unanswered -- how (and if) any of this

Periodic table blasted onto a single human hair using ions, human reportedly wants his hair back

We've seen the Torah inscribed on a surface the size of a pin, and the atomic pen making inroads into even more impressive feats, but tiny writing never ceases to amaze us. Now, it seems, the entire periodic table of the elements has been scribed onto a single hair -- that of Martyn Poliakoff, Professor of Chemistry at the University of Nottingham. The project involved magnifying the hair under an electron microscope, and 'writing' on it with ions using an ion beam writer to imprint the entire table of elements onto the hair. As you'll see in the video after the break, the

South Korea rolls out first commercial electric bus service, we are green with envy

The Seoul Metropolitan Government has just rolled out a world first by instating commercial, all electric bus service in the city. We've previously seen pilot programs and trials, but actual working commercial service has never been previously implemented. The program, developed in agreement with Hyundai Heavy Industries and Hankuk Fiber, and the buses themselves can run up to about 52 miles on a single charge (which takes about 30 minutes), and

Porsche promises to unveil 'new model' in Detroit, could it be the 918 Spyder plug-in?

Porsche promises to unveil 'new model' in Detroit, could it be the 918 Spyder plug-in?
Maybe this is wishful thinking and maybe we're optimists, but maybe, just maybe, Porsche could be ready to unveil to the world the final version of its supremely hot hybrid. We already know the company has given the 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid a green light for a run down assembly lines, a legitimate supercar with a 700+ horsepower on tap despite achieving near 80mpg. But, we don't know the when nor the all-important how much. With Porsche promising to give "a new model its

Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart named best couple of 2010

Even though the Twilight stars have never confirmed they are an item, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have been declared the best couple of 2010 by MTV.

Their dating rumors were fueled and seemed to be confirmed by a number of high-profile sightings over the course of the year including the one in which Pattinson, 24, visited Stewart on the set of her movieOn the Road.

Newly-wed Russell Brand and Katy Perry, who are on the MTV list of the best weddings of 2010, have also found place on the best couple one. Their love journey started when they first met at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. After dating only for few months, they got engaged at the end of the year and exchanged wedding vows nearly a

Kim Kardashian gives toys out for Christmas

Reality star Kim Kardashian brought in Christmas this year by handing out toys to sick children.

The 30-year-old socialite got into the festive spirit by distributing hundreds of gifts to youngsters at the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles on Friday, reported Femalefirst.

"Heading to the LA Children's Hospital to give out toys! Thank u Hobby Tron for the amazing donation! 500 toys! Wow (sic)," she wrote on her Twitter page.

Meanwhile, Kim's younger sister Khloe Kardashian has been sharing her own festive thoughts online.

The 26-year-old star wrote on her

Brown, Bieber releasing new song this new year's

Teen pop sensation Justin Bieber and R&B star Chris Brown are all set to release their new song this new year's.

Brown took to his Twitter page to reveal that the new single, first collaboration between the two singers, will hit airwaves this weekend, reported celebrity website Just Jared.

The 21-year-old singer wrote, "Me and @justinbieber got a BANGER/SMASH record for all the fans out there at the top of the NEW YEAR!!! 2011 (sic)."

Bieber, 16, hinted at the collaboration in October before tweeting a video of himself covering Brown's With You.

"Kinda hyped [right] now for a

Ashmit and I are just friends: Veena

Veena Malik's intimacy with Ashmit Patel in the Bigg Boss house set the TRPs soaring, but it wasn't enough for her as the controversial Pakistani beauty says she wanted to be more naughty on the reality show, but decided otherwise.

"Ash-mit is a sweetheart. He's my buddy. If there was anything more between us, I'm bold enough to admit it. But there's nothing beyond friendship between us," Veena, who is single and is waiting for her prince charming, said in an interview.

"Trust me, I wanted to do a lot of mischievous things on 'Bigg Boss'. But I restrained myself. I never thought of a Bollywood career. It will be a matter of great pride for me if anyone will think I fit in among the Indian beauties. Pamela Anderson told me I'm a warrior. So I'd like to