NASA launches balloon carrying prototype of Mars ‘saucer’

NASA officials say their new $150 million saucer-shaped vehicle is a success, despite tumultuous descent after ride over Pacific. AP – A saucer-shaped NASA vehicle testing new technology for Mars landings made a successful rocket ride over the Pacific, but its massive descent parachute only partially unfurled. The Low Density Supersonic Decelerator was lifted by balloon 120,000 feet (36,575 meters)…

Tel Aviv feast breaks Guinness World Record for largest Shabbat dinner

A thousand pieces of beef, 1,800 pieces of chicken, 2,000 challah rolls and 800 bottles of wine were served to the jubilant masses; no Jewish laws were broken. Good enough to eat. White City Shabbat’s Guinness World Record-breaking dinner.Photo by Courtesy of White City Shabbat And the Guinness World Record for largest Shabbat dinner in the world goes to… More…

Exclusive – Facebook scores record 1 bln interactions for World Cup

A Facebook logo on an Ipad is reflected among source code on the LCD screen of a computer, in this photo illustration taken in Sarajevo June 18, 2014. STOCKS   Facebook Inc FB.O $67.71 +0.10+0.16% 20:47:00 IDT Twitter Inc TWTR.N $40.74 -0.19-0.46% 20:47:00 IDT PICTURE GA (Reuters) – With 1 billion posts, likes and comments in just the first half…

NPR Music’s 25 Favorite Albums Of 2014 (So Far)

Source: Colin Marshall/NPR At the year’s halfway point, with summer just about to flip the calendar over to side B, it’s a challenge to get a satisfying picture of the year in music, even if you’re just looking at a single genre. Consider the voices of the couple dozen obsessive listeners from NPR Music and our public radio partners who…

China tables railway project linking to Pakistan

The rail link funded primarily by China would connect Xinjiang’s western city Kashgar to the Gwadar deep sea port of Pakistan. — File photo A research study regarding an international railway project linking Pakistan with China’s Xinjiang province through Azad Jammu and Kashmir has been commissioned by China, according to a Times of India and China Daily report. The rail link funded primarily…

Plants vs. Zombies 2 Goes Medieval on Latest Mobile Update

EA is introducing another new twist to the popular Plants vs. Zombies 2. The mobile game developer said the latest iteration of the controversial Plants vs. Zombies game is now going medieval. Are you curious about it? It is going to the Dark Ages, literally. This latest twist is creating a whole new and different world for Plants vs. Zombies…

Planetside 2 adds new continent Hossin, continent locking in latest update

Hossin’s BGM is just an ominously slow rendition of dueling banjos. 2 years in the making, the swamps and marshes of Hossin are now available in Planetside 2, as of the most recent update. Branded an ‘Early Expedition’ update, Hossin is not completely finished – of the 80+ bases on the continent, currently only 50% are ‘done’ to the high standard…

NWA operation entirely Pakistan-executed: US

  WASHINGTON – While reiterating that the ongoing offensive in North Waziristan to clear the tribal area of militants is entirely a Pakistani-executed operation, the United States has said it is monitoring the situation of the internally displaced persons and was ready to cooperate in relief efforts. “We’ve long supported Pakistani efforts to extend writ of government throughout their country…

Luis Suarez wanted out of Liverpool BEFORE his latest bite controversy at the World Cup

Andrew Powell Luis Suarez has had direct talks with Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers since his expulsion from the World Cup. The controversial Uruguay star, banned for four months by FIFA after the third biting scandal of his career, is now in Montevideo. Boss Rodgers assured Suarez he has his backing. However, Anfield insiders have revealed the club were prepared for another summer…

Latest mobiles to be provided to security personnel

FAISALABAD: All the security personnel of the police department and other agencies would be given latest android mobile phones to keep vigilant eyes on the suspects and to record the movement of the terrorists and criminals. A police spokesman told here Saturday that the home secretary had ordered to provide latest technology-equipped android mobile phones to the security officials throughout…

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