Image: Bright Light on Mars Aliens?




Image: Bright Light on Mars? Could this be a sign of extra-terrestrial intelligence on Mars?

An image taken by NASA by the Rover Curiosity on the surface of Mars and released online.... what is it? 

Madeleine Pulver Sydney Drama



The victim of what at this stage appears to be a bizarre "collar bomb" incident is an 18-year-old Sydney High School student named Madeleine Pulver.

Wenona School student Madeleine Pulver is the woman at the centre of the bizarre incident in her Sydney home.

Sydney media reported Wednesday afternoon August 3 2011 that police responded to a phone call about a potential explosive device at a mansion in the wealthy Sydney suburb of Mosman.

Reports said a man wearing a balaclava entered the home and reportedly attached the device to Ms Pulver.

Officials have since spent hours struggling to free Madeleine Pulver from what appears to be a device that is being treated as being very serious.

“It’s a very serious incident where the life of a young lady is potentially at risk and we’re dealing with it in that light," New South Wales assistant commisioner Mark Murdoch told media covering the Madeleine Pulver incident.

The authorities were seeking international help in dealing with the unfamiliar device.

School friends spoke about their friend on Twitter and Facebook.

"Maddie, I'm hoping and praying for you right now," one school friend wrote.

Update: Just after midnight NSW police said Maddie Pulver was released and is safe...


Post updates.

Sydney Collar Bomb Girl



Police in Sydney, Australia are attempting to defuse a suspected "collar bomb" strapped to an 18-year-old High School girl at her home.

The device was reportedly attached to the woman by a man who had entered the house Wednesday afternoon local time, although this was not confirmed.

Bomb squad members are attempting to diffuse the device at a multi-million dollar Mansion in the wealthy Sydney suburb of Mosman.

The teenager is reported to be the daughter of a wealthy Sydney businessman.

Local media said a "ransom note" was also found at the scene.

Police have evacuated people up to 300 meters on Burrawong Avenue, where a number of rich and famous Australians live, including sports starts and local celebrities.

At the scene, the New South Wales Assistant Police Commissioner said: “While the very delicate operation continues at the house with the bomb squad officers, highly-skilled investigators have been working behind the scenes since the incident was first reported."

“Given the nature of the incident, I am sure you can all appreciate we need to keep the cards very close to our chest.

“The 18-year-old woman is being supported by specialist police inside the home and her parents are being kept fully up-to-date.”

The incident is bizarre and horrifying, with the news shocking the entire city.

The case is similar to a mysterious collar bomb robber incident in 2003 in the US where a man had a bomb device strapped to him and was forced to rob a bank.

The man was eventually stopped by police where a stand off ensued. After negotiations took place for some time the bomb went off around the man's neck, killing him.

Two people, Diehl-Armstrong and Barnes, were later charged and convicted of carrying out the bizarre crime.

Upcoming Hollywood movie '30 Minutes or Less' is loosely based on that incident.

In the year 2000 an explosive placed around a woman's neck detonated in Colombia, killing her and wounding a specialist soldier trying to diffuse it.

The AP reported at the time: "Just before dawn, four men burst into her home on a farm outside town, placed the collar around her neck, and told her they would detonate it at 3 p.m. if she failed to pay them $7,500.

A technician was working on the explosive-packed collar when the device went off at about 1pm."

FARC rebels have also reportedly used the tactic for extortion previously.

The Sydney incident was first reported around 3pm in the afternoon Sydney time. Media crews and a large emergency service contingent remain just outside the mansion in the Sydney northern beaches suburb.

Fire and rescue crews, ambulances, traffic police, bomb squad members, detectives and other officials remain on sight late into the night Wednesday local time.

RIP Myspace Social Media Outlet May Shut Down on June 30 If Buyer Not Found

Update Saturday June 25: What many would call the inevitable demise of Myspace may be greatly exadurated (for now.) A News Corp spokesperson has denied to Newsbizarre the platform's operations would shut June 30 if a buyer for the network could not be found.

News Corp said the below story was "pure fiction" and demanded a retraction.

Despite reports from insiders, Myspace may not shut down June 30, however its hard to see News Corporation continuing to operate the fast declining Myspace if they can't sell the asset.

According to one report in the Telegraph newspaper from London, "MySpace lost $100 million" in the first quarter of 2010 alone.

The following article was posted on Newsbizarre.com Friday June 24:

RIP Myspace 2003-2011?

Myspace
, one of the most popular social networking websites in the mid 2000's, is set to "cease operations come June 30," according to reports online from journalists working for The Wall Street Journal.

Its believed owners News Corporation could not find a buyer for the $100 million asking price and will shut down Myspace for good, despite still attracting over 20 million unique users per month.

Myspace, one of the original social media networks, was the most popular social network online from 2006 to 2008, used by hundreds of millions world wide.

But since those 2000's glory days, Myspace has been fast perishing, so much so that even the founders of Myspace Chris DeWolfe and Tom Anderson have failed to update their own status' on Myspace for well over a year.

Over the last 2 years Myspace has lost about one million users a month and the final sword to the heart of Myspace may be just days away.

Rupert Murdoch's News Corp bought Myspace in 2005 for a costly $600 million, however a $900 advertising deal with Google meant the purchase was not a complete disaster.

The social network used to be a uber-hip hub of pop culture, page personalisation and a place where thousands of music artists would showcase their work to fans and potential markets.

Depsite its demise, Myspace was still used widely by teens and young adults keen on discovering new music trends, and for up and coming artists to network and display their content cheaply.

If the Wall Street Journal report is correct, millions of pictures, song uploads, wall posts and more will be consigned to the dustbins of Internet history.

Reasons for the demise of Myspace? Most point the finger at the rise of Facebook with millions of Myspace users migrating to the current king of the social media world. Facebook sucks a lot of energy out of Myspace and other parts of the internet, with some 750 million active Facebook users.

Others blame poor management, and several fatal decisions by the leadership at Myspace for it's demise.

Business Insider: "Mismanagement, a flawed merger, and countless strategic blunders have accelerated Myspace's fall from being one of the most popular websites on earth—one that promised to redefine music, politics, dating, and pop culture—to an afterthought."

24/7 Wall Street: "Why did MySpace fall so far behind Facebook? No one knows for certain. It may be that Facebook had more attractive features for people who wanted to share their identities online. It may have been that it appealed to a younger audience which tends to spend more time online."

Another explanation from blogger Robert Scoble: The talk from insiders at Myspace point to two fatal decisions. One was to base Myspace HQ in Los Angeles, California, away from the the areas rich in tech human capital like Silicon Valley and the other was to use Microsoft brand software systems.

Article by Ryan Northover


RIP Peter Falk TV's Columbo

RIP Peter Falk.

Actor Peter Falk has died aged 83, CBS radio reports.

Famous for playing Lieutenant Columbo in the television series Columbo. He appeared in numerous films and television guest roles.

A native of New York, Peter Falk began his acting career on shows Off-Broadway in the 1950's before moving to film first appearing in Wind Across the Everglades (1958), The Bloody Brood (1959) and Pretty Boy Floyd (1960)

Falk also managed minor roles in several TV drama's.

Peter Falk was of course best know for his role as Columbo in the 1960's and 70's.

Columbo was described as "an iconic cop, who always got his man" and was also described as an American Sherlock Holmes.

A TV critic wrote: "Columbo is an ass-backwards Sherlock Holmes. Holmes had a long neck, Columbo has no neck; Holmes smoked a pipe, Columbo chews up six cigars a day."

Peter Falk won four Emmy awards and one Golden Globe for his role in ‘Columbo.”

Falk has two adopted daughters from his first marriage in 1960.

He divorced his first wife and remarried in the 1970's, marring acrtess Shera Danese who guest-starred on Columbo several times.

Falk died Thursday night, his family said. Its believed Peter Falk was suffering from demintia in recent yeras.

RIP Myspace Social Media Website Shutting Down June 30

Update Saturday June 25: What many would call the inevitable demise of Myspace may be greatly exadurated (for now.) A News Corp spokesperson has denied to Newsbizarre the platform's operations would shut June 30 if a buyer for the network could not be found.

News Corp said the below story was "pure fiction" and demanded a retraction.

Despite reports from insiders, Myspace may not shut down June 30, however its hard to see News Corporation continuing to operate the fast declining Myspace if they can't sell the asset.

According to one report in the Telegraph newspaper from London, "MySpace lost $100 million" in the first quarter of 2010 alone.


RIP Myspace 2003-2011.

Myspace
, one of the most popular social networking websites in the mid 2000's, is set to "cease operations come June 30," according to reports online from journalists working for The Wall Street Journal.

Its believed owners News Corporation could not find a buyer for the $100 million asking price and will shut down Myspace for good, despite still attracting over 20 million unique users per month.

Myspace, one of the original social media networks, was the most popular social network online from 2006 to 2008, used by hundreds of millions world wide.

But since those 2000's glory days, Myspace has been fast perishing, so much so that even the founders of Myspace Chris DeWolfe and Tom Anderson have failed to update their own status' on Myspace for well over a year.

Over the last 2 years Myspace has lost about one million users a month and the final sword to the heart of Myspace may be just days away.

Rupert Murdoch's News Corp bought Myspace in 2005 for a costly $600 million, however a $900 advertising deal with Google meant the purchase was not a complete disaster.

The social network used to be a uber-hip hub of pop culture, page personalisation and a place where thousands of music artists would showcase their work to fans and potential markets.

Depsite its demise, Myspace was still used widely by teens and young adults keen on discovering new music trends, and for up and coming artists to network and display their content cheaply.

If the Wall Street Journal report is correct, millions of pictures, song uploads, wall posts and more will be consigned to the dustbins of Internet history.

Reasons for the demise of Myspace? Most point the finger at the rise of Facebook with millions of Myspace users migrating to the current king of the social media world. Facebook sucks a lot of energy out of Myspace and other parts of the internet, with some 750 million active Facebook users.

Others blame poor management, and several fatal decisions by the leadership at Myspace for it's demise.

Business Insider: "Mismanagement, a flawed merger, and countless strategic blunders have accelerated Myspace's fall from being one of the most popular websites on earth—one that promised to redefine music, politics, dating, and pop culture—to an afterthought."

24/7 Wall Street: "Why did MySpace fall so far behind Facebook? No one knows for certain. It may be that Facebook had more attractive features for people who wanted to share their identities online. It may have been that it appealed to a younger audience which tends to spend more time online."

Another explanation from blogger Robert Scoble: The talk from insiders at Myspace point to two fatal decisions. One was to base Myspace HQ in Los Angeles, California, away from the the areas rich in tech human capital like Silicon Valley and the other was to use Microsoft brand software systems.

Article by Ryan Northover


Courtney Stodden Pictures Singer Marries Doug Hutchison

Picture: Courtney Stodden picture from wedding ceremony, married in Las Vegas to Doug Hutchison May 2011. Courtney Stodden looks several years older than her 16-years.

Picture: Courtney Stodden and Hollywood star Doug Hutchison marry.

16-year-old country music singer Courtney Stodden has married 51-year-old Hollywood actor Dough Hutchison.

Looking several years older than her age, Courtney Stodden married Hutchison in Las Vegas. Reports said Courtney Stodden had the permission of her mother.
Picture: 16-year-old Courtney Stodden, just married.

At just age 12 Courtney Stodden began her modelling career, her body, clearly more mature than most girls her age, fooling many.

Originally from Ocean Shores, Washington, Courntye Stodden is an aspiring star and now lives in Las Angeles with Green Mile star Hutchison where she hoped to make it big as a singer.

Mom Krista described Courtney Stodden as "a good Christian"

iPhone 4 Unlocked from Apple Store 32G $749 16G $649


Unlocked iPhone 4 now selling online at the Apple iPhone store. Apple clearing stock ahead of iPhone 5 launch.

Apple are doing what many said they would not, selling the iPhone 4 unlocked online at the Apple iPhone store.

Apple are seeling the iPhone 4 smartphone starting from US $649 for an unlocked 16G device and $749 for the 32G iPhone 4 model.

Users ofcourse will have to purchase their own sim cards from GSM carriers.

Analysts say Apple are selling the iPhone online unlocked from their store at Apple.com in order to clear as many iPhone 4 models as possible before the iPhone 5 model comes out later this year.

The most exciting news for Apple iPhone lovers world wide is the new unlocked phones will likely be cheapers to buy from the Apple US store than it is to buy the same iPhone product in thier home coutnry.

Users from Australia to Europe and China will likely see discounts of up to 25% if they buy through Apple Store US.

Video: Blimp Crash in Friedberg, Germany Goodyear Zeppelin Accident


Picture: Goodyear blimp falls to earth in Friedbeg Germany Sunday evening, June 12.

A blimp has crashed in Friedbeg Germany, local media reported

The Goodyear blimp was taking three news reporters for a trip around Friedberg, Germany Sunday night when the Zeppelin caught fire and began to loose control.

The hero pilot of the Goodyear blimp managed to control his Zeppelin so that his three passengers could jump out at around 5 or 6 meters.

The pilot then attempted to land the blimp before rising several dozen meters into the air again. The fire continued to rage as the Goodyear Blimp crashed to the ground, with flames engulfing the pilot, reporters from Bild and RTL TV said.

Video: A Youtube user was driving past the area when the Blimp began to loose control. The below video from Sunday 13 June 2011 shows the Zeppelin out of control before falling to the earth.

Video of Zeppelin still in the air, crashing to earth and on fire.



A second Youtube video shows the Blimp crash site in the distance with black smoke billowing.



Massive Volcanic Eruption in Eritrea : Nabro or Dubbi Volcano May Have Blown


A massive volcanic eruption has taken place in Eritrea Sunday June 11 2011.

The eruption in Eritrea could be the biggest volcanic event in Africa for hundreds of years.

The volcanic eruption occurred as a series of earthquakes rattled the region in north-east Africa.

Reports said the massive eruption was of the Nabro volcano in the Afambo, Eritrea area.

The US Geological Servery reported several moderate earthquakes around magnitude 5 hit in the late afternoon and evening of Sunday June 12 2011 in the region.

Satellite imagery shows a massive ash cloud spewing into the atmosphere over 1,000 kilometers in a westerly direction toward Sudan in just a few hours.

Witnesses in Khartoum said the ash cloud had reached the city Monday morning.

Web site Earthquake-report.com reported that the eruption most likely took place at the Nabro Volcano, although it was still to be confirmed as scientists and other officials had yet to reach the isolated area.

Other reports said the volcano was actually the Dubbi volcano. The last known activity of the Dubbi volcano was in 1861. In 1400 the Dubbi volcano spewed lava that reached the Red Sea.

The Nabro volcano has no record of erupting in recent history.

More to come...



New Gabrielle Giffords Pictures Sunday June 12 2011

Picture: Smiling Rep. Gabrielle Giffords released. Arizona Congresswoman was shot in the head.

The first photos of US Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords since she was shot in Arizona have been released.

The new pictures were released on Gabrielle Giffords official facebook page Sunday June 12 2011 and show the Democratic Rep. with short hair.




From Giffords Facebook: The photos were taken by P.K. Weis of SouthwestPhotoBank.com. He has worked as a photojournalist in the Southwest for about four decades. He worked at the Tucson Citizen for 36 years, including 30 as photo editor, until the paper closed in 2009. Weis has known Congresswoman Giffords for more than a decade, since before she was first elected to the Legislature.

The photos were taken May 17 at TIRR Memorial Hermann Hospital, the day after the launch of Endeavour and the day before she had her cranioplasty.

Tamerra Mackell Pictures: Tony Negus Australian Top Cop Scandal


Picture: Tamerra Mackell

One of Australia's top security officials, Tony Negus, is under fire for takin a football cheerleader, Tamerra Mackell, on official trips as his assistant.

Media said former Newcastle Nights Cheerleader Tamerra Mackell took several pverseas trips with the head of the Australian Federal Police.

Questions were raised as to why Tamerra Mackell would travel with the APF head to important south Asia destination when the previous AFP boss travelled with a uniformed Australian police member.

News reports said Tamerra Mackell went with Mr Negus on trips to Indonesia, Thailand, India and Singapore as his "assistant".

News Corp Journalist Vanda Carson wrote: "It is unusual for secretaries such as Ms Mackell to travel overseas for work. The executive assistant to Mr Negus' predecessor, Mick Keelty, did not often travel with him."

"Mr Keelty usually travelled with a "staff officer" - a uniformed AFP officer who is a member of the Senior Executive Service, the highest ranks of the public service."


Lily Allen Pregnant Marries Sam Cooper in Shot Gun Wedding

Brit pop singer Lily Allen is pregnant and has married construction worker Sam Cooper in a ceremony Saturday 11 June 2011 in Cranham, England.

Lily Allen emerged from the Chapel with a very large baby bump, photos in UK tabloid revealed, to the surprise of the UK media.

Thousands of Lily Allen fans lined the streets as the singer and her new husband Sam Cooper moved in and out of the Church.

Playstation Vita from Sony

Sony has unviled the Playstation Vita at the E3 conference.

The next generation gaming device, the Playstation Vida from Sony will sell for around $300 and be avaliable on the AT&T 3G network in the United States.

Vita means life in Spanish and Sony are hoping the Playstation Vita will boost sales at the company under fire after an online hacking disaster.

The Playstation Vita was revealed by Sony executives at the E3 conference.

Meagan Broussard Pictures

Pictures: Meagan Broussard

26-year-old Meagan Broussard, a Texas single mom, has come forward as one of the women New York Democrat Anthony Weiner has forwarded inappropriate pictures to via social media.

In a press conference after Meagan Broussard was named, Weiner said he had lied about allegations he sent pictures of himself to women after a Twitter incident over a week ago.

ABC News conducted an interview with Meagan Broussard, who provided picture evidence to the network with her exhanges with the Congressman.

Pictures of Meagan Broussard with the poltician were leaked early monday before the 4pm press conference.

Live Video: WWDC 2011 from Apple June 6 2011

Live Video: 2011 WWDC...Watch the drama unfold at the 2011 WWDC below/.

Be the first to know the latest from Apple's annual WWDC event in San Francisco as CEO Steve Jobs announced the latest from the worlds biggest brand, inlcuding the much anticipated iCloud from Apple, set to revolutionise the way people store music, movies and other data.

Details about the 2011 Apple iPhone will be likey talked abhout as well as the latest offerings from a range of Apple products, from software to hardware.

Apple's big show, Live video of Apple WWDC 2011 below...

Below is live video coverage of the WWDC 2011. Here you can see live video and coverage from Apple Inc.'s 2011 Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, California.

The Live Video is set to stream in from the WWDC an hour before Apple's Keynote Address from Steve Jobs. Some 5,000 people on the WWDC convention floor at the Moscone Center for the Apple event.

Apple is expected to announce a sleuth of new desktop products to add to the Mac range, iPad and iPhone news is also expected. new iPhone 3.0 smartphone, possibly called the "iPhone Video" with a 3 mega pixel camera (or more) video calling and video editing capabilities. News on Apple's Mac brand as well as other Apple software news and announcements are expected.

Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference has been a yearly announcement ground for the next big thing in all things Apple. The WWDC kicks which kicks off this morning June 8 in San Francisco and coverage should lat a few hours.

The event will see the debut of a new iPhone, likely called the iPhone Video (only speculation as of writing) that will run a powerful new operating system. Apple convention goers and you at home should also hear details of Apple's next-generation operating system, the 'Snow Leopard'.

Coverage should start soon.... Enjoy Live Video of the Apple WWDC 2009 below:









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