'I'm flying the British flag for all of you': Adele and Ed Sheeran dominate at the BRITs as female and male artists of the year By Alanah Eriksen Updated: 09:36 GMT, 22 February 2012 e-mail 100 View After recovering from career-saving surgery and winning six Grammys, Adele probably thought it couldn't get any better this year.But the 23-year-old was the star of BRIT Awards tonight, taking home Album of the Year and Best Female Artist.She dominated the glitzy show, along with newcomer Ed Sheeran, who won Best Male Artist and British Breakthrough Act.Scroll down for video Well done! Adele, wearing custom Burberry, took home the Best Female Artist award Adele showed her nerves as she made her way to the stage after her first award was announced.In the first award of the night, the redheaded star beat Florence & The Machine, Jessie J, Kate Bush and Laura Marling to Best Female Artist. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 2 Next Holly 'Willoughbooby' steals the … [Read more...] about ‘I’m flying the British flag for all of you’: Adele and Ed Sheeran dominate at the BRITs as female and male artists of the year
More than fifty years after the end of the Apollo program, NASA plans to return to the Moon by 2024 as a "proving ground" to test the next generation of spacecraft ahead of an eventual crewed mission to Mars. NASA's current roster of female astronauts The new program has been named Artemis after Apollo's twin-sister in Greek mythology, and the space agency has said that the mission will see the first woman to stride the lunar surface. So, who will she be? No one knows for sure, but it's a likely bet the candidate will be selected from among NASA's current roster of 12 female astronauts. They're aged between 40 and 53, and are former military pilots, medical doctors and scientists who were picked from among thousands of applicants since the late 1990s. Predicting who will join Neil Armstrong in the annals of history isn't an exact science, but several former astronauts and experts interviewed by AFP say the proximity of the deadline mean it probably won't be a new recruit. … [Read more...] about Womankind’s giant leap: who will be the first female moonwalker?
Acclaimed epic fantasy author Brandon Sanderson is known for the Mistborn series as well as The Stormlight Archive—including last fall’s hugely popular third book in that series, Oathbringer. But the prolific writer has a new YA book on the horizon, called Skyward, and io9 is happy to exclusively share the announcement trailer and a special excerpt. Here’s a summary of Skyward, which Sanderson calls “a book I’ve been wanting to write for a very long time.” Spensa’s world has been under attack for hundreds of years. An alien race called the Krell leads onslaught after onslaught from the sky in a never-ending campaign to destroy humankind. Humanity’s only defense is to take to their ships and combat the Krell. Pilots are the heroes of what’s left of the human race. Becoming a pilot has always been Spensa’s dream. Since she was a little girl, she has imagined soaring above the earth and proving her bravery. But her fate is … [Read more...] about A Girl Dreams of Battling Aliens in This Exclusive Excerpt From Brandon Sanderson’s New Fantasy Epic,
Giving it all up for marriage? As Adele sweeps two BRITs, the triumphant singer flashes a large rock on engagement finger By Nadia Mendoza Updated: 16:13 GMT, 23 February 2012 e-mail 99 View Once an unassuming hopeful with the voice of an angel, now Adele has turned into quite the feisty star, knowing exactly how to court attention.The Someone Like You singer who won two BRIT Awards sported a rather large rock on her engagement finger.Scroll down for video Is she or isn't she? Adele sported a ring on her engagement finger as she attended the BRIT Awards Is she or isn't she? Adele sported a ring on her engagement finger as she attended the BRIT Awards Adele wore two rings on the same finger of her left hand, one of which appeared to be a simple band which was quickly overshadowed by the chunky yellow teardrop stone. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 2 Next A fashion icon in the making? Cher Lloyd takes tips from... Trying to upstage the locals? Rihanna leads the … [Read more...] about Giving it all up for marriage? As Adele sweeps two BRITs, the triumphant singer flashes a large rock on engagement finger
Trying to upstage the locals? Rihanna leads the glamour in plunging sequin number at the BRIT Awards By Alanah Eriksen Updated: 08:31 GMT, 24 February 2012 e-mail 633 View Advertisement At an evening which celebrates the best in British music, Rihanna knew she had to go all out to steal the show.And she did a pretty good job at the BRIT Awards last night, donning a plunging sequin number from Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci.The Umbrella singer, who is on the tail end of a three-day party in London after celebrating her 24th birthday, showed off some serious skin as she posed for photographers on the red carpet.Scroll down for videoShowing off her curves: Rihanna showed off some serious skin in this plunging gold sequin Givenchy Haute Couture number, trumping British stars like Jessie JRihanna's gold dress had a halterneck-style which finished at her navel, and a thigh-high split showing off her enviable legs.She paired it with brown leather gloves, strappy gold … [Read more...] about Trying to upstage the locals? Rihanna leads the glamour in plunging sequin number at the BRIT Awards