|Ripe For a Revolution?
|ONE HUNDRED years ago, on
February 12, 1912, the 6-yearold
child emperor of the Qing
Dynasty abdicated, ending
more than 2,000 years of imperial
rule in China. But this watershed
moment for modern China will not be
|HERE's the question on the
table today: Can a person
support the Keystone XL
oil pipeline and still
believe that global warming
poses a serious threat?
To my mind, the answer is yes.
The crude oil from the tar sands of
Liquid voice of
WHITNEY Houston, the multimillion-
selling singer who emerged in
the 1980s as one of her generation´s
greatest R&B voices, only to
deteriorate through years of
cocaine use and an abusive marriage, died
Saturday in Beverly Hills., Calif.
|Mystery deepens over
where our sun was born |
|NEW 3-D computer
delivered a crushing
blow to the
for our sun´s birthplace,
astronomers say, returning
the quest for the solar system´s origins
to square one.
Stars like the sun typically form
in clusters with other stars. Many
clusters are spread out so that the
stars drift apart, but others are
denser, and gravity keeps their
stars close together.
The sun now stands alone, so
astronomers think our star – and
its newborn solar system – was
either ejected from its birth cluster
or drifted away from its siblings
about 4.5 billion years ago.
Messier 67, or M67, is a 100-
light-year-wide ball of stars that
recently passed some crucial
|Music stars honour
Paul McCartney at
Grammy event |
|EX-BEATLE, Paul McCartney, racked up yet another
honour recently when he received the
MusiCares´ 2012 Person of the Year award at a
star-studded ceremony hosted by Grammy organisers
ahead of this weekend´s major music awards.
The line-up of artists celebrating the former member of
the Fab Four at the charitable affair included veteran artists
Neil Young and James Taylor, singers Katy Perry, Norah
Jones, Alicia Keys and Diana Krall, and pop rockers
Coldplay and Foo Fighters.
McCartney opened with his own rendition of Magical
Mystery Tour and throughout the night of tributes a string
of performers sang tunes from his life´s work.
Katy Perry belted ...
|Bollywood is very
friendly: Aditi Rao Hydari |
|SHEstarted off with supporting roles and
now with London, Paris, New York,
Aditi Rao Hydari is set for her first lead
role. The actress says she is humbled to
see how accepting and friendly
"When you look from the outside, it
looks like a dream. But at the same
time, there is a fear as you hear
mysterious stories like the
people are mean, the industry
is very competitive.
However, I don´t think
that Bollywood is such a
jungle as it is made out to
be," Aditi told IANS in an
"People are very
friendly and accepting. It
is true that they judge you,
but a lot depends upon
how you take it onto yourself.
I have no connection with
the film world ...