Comet makes noise- captured

In the build-up to the landing of the Philae probe on comet 67P/C-G on Tuesday, scientists learned something surprising.

The comet makes a noise – now being called a “song”.

The European Space Agency successfully landed the probe after 10 years of work, even though harpoons designed to anchor it failed to deploy, Reuters reports.

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Media chaos

By Zarrar Khuhro

BEFORE Daesh got digital and Ebola went viral, Ukraine dominated international airwaves. Back then, switching between CNN and Russia Today was the closest one could get to experiencing alternate realities; one channel’s freedom fighter was quite literally the other’s terrorist. The real difference was in finesse, and here RT lost the . . . → Read More: Media chaos

Should Chinese president support an anti-America blogger

(By Robert Foyle Hunwick) Did you know that in America, workers toil for a lowly $3 to $5 an hour? And that’s hardly enough to live on when “a meal at a roadside cafe costs $20-$40 per person.”

These odd and erroneous claims are some of many made in “Broken Dreams in America,” an essay by . . . → Read More: Should Chinese president support an anti-America blogger

Real reasons for Mubashir Lucman ban

On October 17 of this year, investigative journalist Mubasher Lucman was banned for life from television in Pakistan. The case was taken up suo motu by the judiciary and found that Mr. Lucman maligned the judiciary egregiously enough to merit a lifetime ban from appearing in any capacity on television. As he says, “I cannot even host a . . . → Read More: Real reasons for Mubashir Lucman ban

PM Modi believes ancient Indian scientists created their god Lord Ganesha using genetic science and plastic surgery

By Maseeh Rahman

Narendra Modi gives examples of Karna and Ganesha to support view that cosmetic surgery and reproductive genetics used thousands of years ago.

Hindu nationalists have long propagated their belief that many discoveries of modern science and technology were known to the people of ancient India. But now for the first time an . . . → Read More: PM Modi believes ancient Indian scientists created their god Lord Ganesha using genetic science and plastic surgery

Hilal Whisky is here – Party without alcohol

The whisky distillers of Scotland are in revolt over an ‘alcohol free’ creation.

ArKay (pictured) is being promoted as delivering the ‘exceptional taste of whisky without the alcohol content’ and ideal for teetotallers or those worried about drinking and driving.

Significantly, it has been declared as Halal certified, which opens up the possibility of huge . . . → Read More: Hilal Whisky is here – Party without alcohol

No change in KPK school curriculum

The notification to remove three essays from the curriculum is false, the government said on Sunday.

The government ordered the education department to conduct a high-level inquiry to probe the issue. Chairman Textbook Board Dr Himayatullah and Curriculum Director Shabir Hussain said no notification had been issued in this regard.

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A different ‘homeland’

(By Bina Shah) When I heard that the fourth season of Showtime’s “Homeland” would be set in Pakistan and Afghanistan, I awaited its season premiere with anticipation and trepidation. A major American television show would be portraying events set in my country, but I knew those events would be linked to . . . → Read More: A different ‘homeland’

The need for an integrated and inclusive media policy

What makes Times Now Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami tick? His “Newshour” programme that runs on prime time portrays him as some sort of inquisitor. On many occasions, the inquisition is directed at Pakistan and Pakistanis in the most derisive way possible.

No effort is spared to ridicule, criticize or berate Pakistan and its government. Goswami never . . . → Read More: The need for an integrated and inclusive media policy

Oil prices rise and fall with return of Libyan production

Oil prices were mixed in Asia today following the return of disrupted Libyan production to an already well-stocked global market and as dealers await the latest US inventory report.

US benchmark West Texas Intermediate for November delivery rose 18 cents to $91.74 while Brent crude for November fell six cents to $96.79.

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