Learning in youth may help brain later on, study says

Learning in youth may help brain later on, study says

(Relaxnews) – A study examining the brain cells of young rats suggests that using your brain at a young age — especially as an adolescent — may impact how the brain functions later in life. Rutgers behavioral and systems neuroscientist Tracey Shors, who co-authored the study, published this week in the journal Frontiers in Neuroscience, found […]

30.05.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
MIT study sheds new light on sperm cell functioning

MIT study sheds new light on sperm cell functioning

(Relaxnews) – Looking to learn what distinguishes the “lucky” one, a team of scientists observed the passage of sperm through man-made micro-channels. Their findings could lead to advances in artificial insemination. Through micro-channels of varying length and width, scientists were able to adjust the flow of fluids in order to observe the sperm’s swimming capacity […]

30.05.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
Give up cigarettes for good on May 31

Give up cigarettes for good on May 31

(Relaxnews) – Anytime is a good time to quit smoking, but if you’re looking for extra motivation, why not resolve to give up the bad habit on May 31, which the WHO has declared as World No Tobacco Day? And going cold turkey isn’t the only option. Here are five methods to keep in mind […]

30.05.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Could this be the robotic furniture of the future?

Could this be the robotic furniture of the future?

(Relaxnews) – Modular furniture made of robotic components that can reshape themselves according to users’ desires could be the home accessories of the future. Scientists at Switzerland’s Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) have come up with Roombots, an adaptive mechanical furniture concept. The pieces can move and change functionality endlessly. For example, stools that […]

30.05.2014 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Offbeat, Online, Videos ·
‘Maleficent’ exposes roots of Disney’s wicked witch

‘Maleficent’ exposes roots of Disney’s wicked witch

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – The wicked witch who has haunted generations of children in Sleeping Beauty has been brought grippingly to life by Angelina Jolie, in a modern retelling seeking to humanize the fairytale she-devil. “Maleficent,” released on Friday in the United States, amounts to a towering tribute to Jolie, who produces and stars in the […]

30.05.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Zagato reveals unique Lamborghini

Zagato reveals unique Lamborghini

(Relaxnews) – The 5-95 Zagato is a special commission based on a Lamborghini Gallardo intended to mark the legendary Italian coachbuilder’s 95th anniversary. And during that time, the Milanese company has been called on by a veritable who’s who of already exotic car makers to create something even more special. Zagato has worked its magic […]

29.05.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Beauty tutorials: get the best looks from Cannes

Beauty tutorials: get the best looks from Cannes

(Relaxnews) – Here’s our pick of the best beauty looks from the film festival in Cannes, which drew to a close this weekend, and how you can replicate them at home. Blake Lively – loose braid  http://youtu.be/S7a1aBxTEkk At the opening of the festival the American star wore her hair in an over-the-shoulder loose braid. For […]

FX shares trailer for new horror series ‘The Strain’

FX shares trailer for new horror series ‘The Strain’

(Relaxnews) – Ahead of the premiere of its new vampire-themed thriller on July 13, FX has finally released a longer promo video offering some insight into the show’s plot. After weeks of making do with nothing but a few very mysterious teasers, devoted fans of Guillermo del Toro can finally view a longer trailer for […]

29.05.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
McDonald’s Brazil releases special World Cup sandwiches

McDonald’s Brazil releases special World Cup sandwiches

(Relaxnews) – If the US were a burger, it would surely be made with a double patty of Angus beef, barbecue sauce, bacon and cheddar. That’s according to McDonald’s Brazil, which has created seven team sandwiches for the World Cup. Only available across Brazil, the limited-edition sandwiches have been created for fans of Argentina, Brazil, […]

Cartier turns Déclaration into new eau de toilette

Cartier turns Déclaration into new eau de toilette

(Relaxnews) – After launching Déclaration and Déclaration Cologne, the French luxury brand has concocted a light eau de toilette variation on its iconic fragrance. Each year ahead of the summer, several leading names in perfume introduce new fragrances designed for the warm season, often highlighting citrus notes. In line with this tradition, Cartier has unveiled […]

29.05.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Can Invisivision kick start a cinematic revolution?

Can Invisivision kick start a cinematic revolution?

(Relaxnews) – At first glance, they might look like the 3D glasses that ushers hand out at the local multiplex every time the latest installment of a superhero franchise hits the big screen, but they could revolutionize everything from traditional visual storytelling to gaming and advertising. It’s a big boast, and to prove that it’s […]

29.05.2014 · Filled under: Film, Games, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology, Videos ·
A flight of imagination: researchers test mind-controlled flight

A flight of imagination: researchers test mind-controlled flight

(Relaxnews) – Never mind autonomous cars. German scientists are well on the way to developing a mind-controlled plane. In his 1977 genre-defining techno-thriller, “Firefox,” Craig Thomas tells the story of a top-secret Russian fighter plane that can be operated via a pilot’s thoughts and an Anglo-American plot to steal it. Despite being dismissed as closer […]

29.05.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Science & Technology ·
Science not only for men, says Obama

Science not only for men, says Obama

(AFP) –US President Barack Obama on Tuesday launched a push to get girls interested in science and technology, warning the country would miss out if it did not attract women to those fields. “There’s so much talent to be tapped if we’re working together,” Obama said at the annual White House Science Fair, where students […]

29.05.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
US seeks greater missile defense cooperation by Japan, South Korea

US seeks greater missile defense cooperation by Japan, South Korea

WASHINGTON (AFP) – A top US military official on Wednesday called for better missile defense cooperation between Japan and South Korea, in the face of strained ties between America’s two closest Asia allies and a belligerent North Korea. “We’re encouraging our allies and partners to acquire their own missile defenses and to strengthen regional missile […]

29.05.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Browndition album launch May 30 at Gerry’s Grill Artesia

Browndition album launch May 30 at Gerry’s Grill Artesia

One of Southern California’s leading Filipino-American bands is holding an album launch event this coming Friday, May 30, at Gerry’s Grill Artesia at 9 p.m. Browndition, a Los Angeles-based Filipino band known for their OPM pop music, is made up Kris Ivan Bacani (Vocals/Guitars), John Loveres (Vocals/Bass), John “Keisy” Hicban (Keyboards) and Jayson Vera Cruz (Drums). […]

29.05.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings ·
“X-Men” scores franchise best atop US box office

“X-Men” scores franchise best atop US box office

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – The mutant superheroes from the latest blockbuster “X-Men” film pulverized rivals at North America’s box office this weekend to record the franchise’s biggest ever opening, industry figures showed Monday. “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” a time-bending movie already a hit with critics, debuted with a three-day $90.8 milllion, or $110.6 million including […]

28.05.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Olympics: Japan sport chiefs greenlight huge stadium

Olympics: Japan sport chiefs greenlight huge stadium

(TOKYO-AFP) – Japanese sports chiefs on Wednesday gave the greenlight to a new $1.6 billion stadium for the 2020 Olympics, all but dashing the hopes of campaigners who say the building and its price tag are too big. The government-affiliated Japan Sport Council, which will run the 160 billion yen new National Stadium, decided to […]

28.05.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
Obama back home after surprise visit to Afghanistan

Obama back home after surprise visit to Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AFP) ─  President Barack Obama was back in Washington on Monday after a lightning 32-hour trip to Afghanistan to visit US troops. Monday is Memorial Day in the United States, when military war dead are remembered and military personnel and veterans are honored. The president is scheduled to host a White House breakfast for […]

28.05.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Lovi Poe speaks about infidelity, love

Lovi Poe speaks about infidelity, love

ACTRESS Lovi Poe shared she will not tolerate infidelity. This June, the actress will top bill “Ang Dalawang Mrs. Real” opposite Kapuso Primetime King Dingdong Dantes and Diamond Star Maricel Soriano. In the story, Lovi plays the role of Shiela, a young woman who hails from a conservative family in Cebu. She will meet Dantes’ […]

27.05.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
PHL, Indonesia sign ‘model’ maritime border accord

PHL, Indonesia sign ‘model’ maritime border accord

MANILA (AFP) – Indonesia and the Philippines on Friday signed a maritime border accord, hailing it as a model for peacefully settling increasingly tense territorial disputes in the region. Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said the agreement, the result of 20 years of negotiations, showed that the escalating rows in the South China Sea could […]

27.05.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·