Pakistan in a Nutshell

Came across this Excellent video on Youtube.Really describes 50 years of Pakistan in a Nutshell.

Most Earth like planet Found: Are we alone?

“European astronomers have found the most Earth-like planet outside our solar system, and here’s what it might be like to live there.

The “sun” wouldn’t burn brightly. It would hang close, large and red in the sky, glowing faintly like a charcoal ember. And it probably would never set if you lived on the sunny side of the planet.

You could have a birthday party every 13 days because that’s how fast this new planet circles its sun-like star. But watch the cake — you’d weigh a whole lot more than you do on Earth.

You might be able to keep your current wardrobe. The temperature in this alien setting will likely be a lot like Earth’s — not too hot, not too cold.

And that “just right” temperature is one key reason astronomers think this planet could conceivably house life outside our solar system. It’s also as close to Earth-sized as telescopes have ever spotted. Both elements make it the first potentially habitable planet besides Earth or Mars”

Full article and Source at CNN

But I still think that living on a new planet might just be a dream. This new planet is 120 trillion miles away from Earth. So escaping the boundaries of Solar system in manned Air craft might be too far fetched let alone to live on new planet BUT no one believed 100 years ago that we could escape boundaries of earth so I might be wrong but this discovery does raise the interesting prospect of other life in Universe.

Al Gore Global Warming Testimony

Here is the video of Al Gore Congress testimony on Global Warming issue.

Especially the opening statement from Al-Gore is really very impressive.

 

Sea level Rise may threaten 1 billion worldwide

“More than 1 billion people live in low-lying areas where a sudden surge in sea level could prove as disastrous as the 2004 Asian tsunami, according to new research presented on Thursday.

New mapping techniques show how much land would be lost and how many people affected by rapid sea level rises that are often triggered by storms and earthquakes, a U.S. Geological Survey-led team determined.

E. Lynn Usery, who led the team, said nearly one-quarter of the world’s population lives below 100 feet above sea level — the size of the biggest surge during the 2004 tsunami that pulverized villages along the Indian Ocean and killed 230,000 people.”

Full Article and Source at CNN

Zulfikar Ali Bhutto in UN

Just got a link of this amazing video on Youtube.

Zulfikar Ali Bhutto might not be hero in some people eyes or might not be the leader they expected but one thing is sure that what he did in UN can only be done by person who has some guts. Also the style of speaking and expressions are that of a strong leader,though I might have some reservations about his actions and policies specialy regarding 1969/70 East/West Pakistan incident

Security Council Climate Debate

“The U.N. Security Council held a groundbreaking debate Tuesday on the impact of climate change on conflicts, brushing aside objections from developing countries that global warming is not an issue of international peace and security.

Britain holds the council presidency this month and organized an open meeting to highlight what its foreign secretary, Margaret Beckett, said was the “security imperative” to tackle climate change because it can exacerbate problems that cause conflicts and threatens the entire planet.

“The Security Council is the forum to discuss issues that threaten the peace and security of the international community. What makes wars start? Fights over water. Changing patterns of rainfall. Fights over food production, land use,” Beckett said. “There are few greater potential threats to our economies too … but also to peace and security itself.””

Source and full article at CNN

Google Buys DoubleClick for $3 Billion

Search engine giant Google has agreed to buy web advertising network Doubleclick in a $3.1bn (£1.6bn) deal.

The cash buyout, the biggest in Google’s history, will allow the company to tighten its grip on the advertising market.

Doubleclick helps link up advertising agencies, marketers and web site publishers hoping to put ads online.

In recent years, Google has been expanding into print, radio, video, mobile and TV ad markets.

News of the deal comes just six months after Google paid $1.65bn for video sharing website YouTube. ”

Source and full article at BBC