Major meteor shower could delight N. America May 23-24

Major meteor shower could delight N. America May 23-24

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Skywatchers in the United States and Canada could see a one-of-a-kind meteor shower late Friday night and early Saturday, astronomers say. Never before have astronomers witnessed the debris trail behind this particular comet, and a sea of white lights could dash across the night sky for hours. Or not. “The problem we are […]

21.05.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Environment, Science & Technology ·
Alexa Chung signs as face of Nails Inc.

Alexa Chung signs as face of Nails Inc.

(Relaxnews) – The fashionista is the new face of the nail lacquer specialists and will create a six-shade collection for the brand. To celebrate Nails Inc.’s 15th anniversary, the London-based brand has signed TV host, writer and general fashionista Alexa Chung as the face of a new advertising campaign. Set to launch in August, Chung […]

21.05.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars ·
Beckham suffers fresh blow to Miami stadium plans

Beckham suffers fresh blow to Miami stadium plans

(MIAMI-AFP) – David Beckham’s hopes of seeing his new Miami football team play at a prime spot at the port of Miami were Tuesday all but blown out of the water in a major setback for the former Manchester United idol. The ex-Real Madrid and England midfielder wants to build a $250 million state-of-the-art open-air […]

21.05.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
Affluent travelers pick Burj Al Arab as world’s best hotel

Affluent travelers pick Burj Al Arab as world’s best hotel

(Relaxnews) – The Burj Al Arab in Dubai, best known for its sail-like silhouette, has been named the best hotel in the world by readers of The Telegraph’s luxury magazine Ultratravel. In addition to taking the title of best hotel in the Middle East, the luxury hotel in Dubai beat Claridge’s in London, the Four […]

21.05.2014 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
Wanna Marry Harry? US show flirts with royalty, ridicule

Wanna Marry Harry? US show flirts with royalty, ridicule

(NEW YORK-AFP) – Drastic times call for drastic action. Is Britain’s newly single, media-shunning Prince Harry really so desperate for a wife that he asked an American TV channel to fix him up? Well no. But that’s the fantasy being peddled to 12 pretty, ultra-competitive American women chasing after one very plummy Brit with ginger […]

21.05.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars ·
Healthy aging may be a question of taste

Healthy aging may be a question of taste

(Relaxnews) – Two recent studies indicating that changes in one’s tasting capacities could affect overall health and longevity have the potential to disprove the old cliché that what tastes good isn’t necessarily good for you. Tests conducted on fruit flies at the University of Michigan concluded that sweet tastes had positive effects on lifespan whereas […]

21.05.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
Tweak: now you can do the washing up without getting your hands dirty

Tweak: now you can do the washing up without getting your hands dirty

(Relaxnews) – Scraping leftover bits of food out of the sink is probably the worst part of washing up. But a new, deceptively simple invention could eliminate the need to get your hands dirty. ‘Tweak’ is a silicon disk that fits into plug holes and collects food waste while draining liquid. The disk can then […]

20.05.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Vatican bank audit finds 202 suspicious deals in 2013

Vatican bank audit finds 202 suspicious deals in 2013

VATICAN CITY (AFP) – The Vatican bank’s stepped-up internal monitoring has led to a sharp rise in suspicious transaction reports – from just six in 2012 to 202 in 2013 and collaboration with foreign financial authorities has increased sharply. “It means that the reporting system starts working, is working,” Rene Bruelhart, director of the Vatican’s […]

20.05.2014 · Filled under: World News ·
Stephen King’s ‘Gerald’s Game’ on its way to silver screen

Stephen King’s ‘Gerald’s Game’ on its way to silver screen

(Relaxnews) – Horror movie writing and directing duo Mike Flanagan and Jeff Howard have penned the screenplay for an adaptation of the 1992 novel, Deadline.com indicates. More than two decades after its publication, “Gerald’s Game” could finally join the long list of Stephen King novels that have inspired Hollywood. Currently selling at Cannes, the adaptation […]

20.05.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Japan’s Hitachi unveils joking robot

Japan’s Hitachi unveils joking robot

(TOKYO-AFP) – Japanese scientists unveiled a robot with a sense of humour Tuesday, and claimed it was capable of knowing when its jokes had fallen flat The pint-sized roller-skating EMIEW2 — pronounced like the flightless bird — is able to have a short conversation with a human being, without being given a script. The red […]

20.05.2014 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Offbeat, Science & Technology ·
Can the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 really offer the best of both worlds?

Can the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 really offer the best of both worlds?

(Relaxnews) – The latest addition to Microsoft’s growing tablet range boasts a 12-inch screen, an all-day battery and a perfect blend of productivity and entertainment use. At the official launch event in New York on Tuesday, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella set the scene by explaining that the reason why the company moved into the tablet […]

20.05.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Games, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Full list of top-ranked “Cities of Opportunity”

Full list of top-ranked “Cities of Opportunity”

(Relaxnews) – A list ranking the most dynamic, innovative and livable cities has put London in the top spot. In Pricewaterhousecooper’s sixth edition of its “Cities of Opportunity” ranking, the British capital was deemed the highest performing city for topping three of the 10 categories examined. The indicators fall under a trio of overarching ideas: […]

20.05.2014 · Filled under: Destinations ·
New food terms added to Merriam-Webster: pho, poutine and turducken

New food terms added to Merriam-Webster: pho, poutine and turducken

(Relaxnews) – It’s taken a while for editors at Merriam-Webster dictionary to legitimize it, but the Frankenstein-ish, cannibalizing American holiday dish that stuffs a boneless chicken into a boneless duck into a boneless turkey has finally been recognized as a real word. In addition to “turducken,” other food terms admitted into the 2014 edition of the […]

20.05.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online ·
Scientists discover why olive oil lowers blood pressure

Scientists discover why olive oil lowers blood pressure

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – The secret to the Mediterranean diet may be in the salad. Eating unsaturated fats, like those in olive oil, along with leafy greens and other vegetables creates a certain kind of fatty acid that lowers blood pressure, scientists said Monday. These nitro fatty acids are formed when consuming spinach, celery and carrots that […]

20.05.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Jackie Chan vehicle ‘Skiptrace’ finds director

Jackie Chan vehicle ‘Skiptrace’ finds director

(Relaxnews) – Renny Harlin is in negotiations to helm the action comedy, which is currently being shopped in Cannes. The Cannes Film Festival has a reputation for accelerating the development of international film projects, and “Skiptrace” is the latest example. Following the departure of Sam Fell (“ParaNorman”), action movie specialist Renny Harlin (“The Legend of […]

20.05.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
China violates ‘Declaration of Conduct’: Aquino

China violates ‘Declaration of Conduct’: Aquino

MANILA (AFP) – Philippine President Benigno Aquino on Monday accused China of violating the “Declaration of Conduct” it signed in 2002, after it allegedly began reclaiming land on a disputed reef in the South China Sea. Manila last week publicly accused Beijing of large-scale reclamation activity at Johnson South Reef, which is also claimed by […]

20.05.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Funny man Carell astonishes Cannes in dark, twisted role

Funny man Carell astonishes Cannes in dark, twisted role

(CANNES, France-AFP) – America’s funny man Steve Carell had the Cannes Film Festival gasping in disbelief Monday when he delivered an “astonishing” performance as a deranged, sinister millionaire in Bennett Miller’s “Foxcatcher”. Based on the true-life 1996 murder of Olympic wrestling medallist Dave Schultz by John du Pont, a member of the family dynasty behind […]

20.05.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Biometrics for all: Samsung looking to expand fingerprint scanning

Biometrics for all: Samsung looking to expand fingerprint scanning

(Relaxnews) – Samsung is planning to integrate fingerprint scanners into all of its smartphones and tablets and not just save the technology for flagship phone customers. Speaking to the Wall Street Journal, the company’s senior vice president, Rhee In-jong, confirmed that Samsung wants to add the extra layer of security to all of its mobile devices […]

20.05.2014 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Android Silver tipped for February

Android Silver tipped for February

(Relaxnews) – A new range of premium smartphones from a host of different manufacturers based on Google’s specifications is expected to launch in early 2015. Reports that a new project, codenamed Android Silver, set to replace the current Nexus line of pure Android smartphones and tablets first surfaced at the end of April. And now, […]

20.05.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Stradivarius enters makeup market

Stradivarius enters makeup market

(Relaxnews) – The international apparel brand is taking on a new challenge this season with the launch of a makeup collection in the entry-level price range. The new line will be available in Stradivarius stores from June. Guaranteed paraben free, the new line includes luscious lip balms in different flavors (melon, tutti frutti, cherry, watermelon), […]

20.05.2014 · Filled under: News ·