Stem cell advance boosts prospects for retina treatment

Stem cell advance boosts prospects for retina treatment

(PARIS-AFP) – Blind mice have been able to see once more in a laboratory exploit that marks a further boost for the fast-moving field of retinal therapy, according to a study published on Sunday. Scientists in Britain used stem cells — early-stage, highly versatile cells — taken from mice embryos, and cultured them in a […]

22.07.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
‘Facebook For Every Phone’ installed on over 100 million feature phones

‘Facebook For Every Phone’ installed on over 100 million feature phones

(Relaxnews) – The ‘Facebook For Every Phone’ app claims over 100 million users worldwide, the social network announced. This extremely light application brings Facebook to some 3,000 feature phone models which, unlike smartphones, are not compatible with all of the functions of the full version of the social networking site. Facebook For Every Phone app […]

22.07.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Online, Science & Technology ·
Trailer: Jennifer Lawrence is humanity’s last hope in ‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Trailer: Jennifer Lawrence is humanity’s last hope in ‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire

(Relaxnews) – A new trailer has been released for the second film to be adapted from Suzanne Collins’s hit novels, starring Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen. Thanks to a trailer uploaded by Yahoo!Movies during San Diego’s Comic-Con, fans can get a little more insight into “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” expected to hit theaters in November 2013. The video […]

22.07.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars, Videos ·
Landmarks around the world to announce royal birth

Landmarks around the world to announce royal birth

(Relaxnews) – The birth of the royal baby isn’t just a major affair for Brits. Sister Commonwealth countries like Canada and New Zealand will also fete the arrival of the littlest heir at major landmarks such as Niagara Falls and the Kiwi Sky tower. In Toronto, Canada, the public will learn about the sex of […]

22.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, International Stars, Online ·
Media frenzy in London as ‘Great Kate Wait’ nears end

Media frenzy in London as ‘Great Kate Wait’ nears end

(LONDON-AFP) – The London hospital hosting Prince William’s wife Kate was the scene of a media frenzy Monday after weeks of waiting for the royal baby — while tourists kept an eye out for a big announcement at Buckingham Palace. For the dozens of weary international journalists who have camped for three weeks outside St […]

22.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, International Stars ·
FIFA to start World Cup ticket sales on August 20

FIFA to start World Cup ticket sales on August 20

(SAO PAULO-AFP) – World’s football governing body announced here Friday that it will begin selling tickets for next year’s World Cup in 12 Brazilian host cities on August 20 via its www.fifa.com website. Some 330 days before the tournament is to open in Sao Paulo, FIFA marketing director Thierry Weil outlined a strategy under which […]

22.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Online, Sports & Recreation ·
Superman, Batman to team up in new film

Superman, Batman to team up in new film

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Superman and Batman are to team up in a new film, its director and the studio behind this year’s blockbuster “Man of Steel” announced Saturday. The new movie was announced by director Zack Snyder, widely praised for rebooting the Superman franchise last month, with Briton Henry Cavil proving his mettle in the […]

22.07.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Apple software developers site hacked

Apple software developers site hacked

(NEW YORK CITY-AFP) – Computer and software giant Apple said Sunday that it took its software developers website offline after it was hacked, warning that personal information about its users may have been stolen. “Last Thursday, an intruder attempted to secure personal information of our registered developers from our developer website,” Apple said in a […]

22.07.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Online, Science & Technology ·
Luxury, gourmet picnic ideas that put plastic forks to shame

Luxury, gourmet picnic ideas that put plastic forks to shame

(Relaxnews) – For many of us, dining al fresco can be as simple as pulling out a sandwich, maybe a nice salad  and parking it on a patch of green real estate. For others, however, picnics are simply outdoor extensions of fine dining restaurants, with real china, crystal glasses and decorative candelabras. Perhaps nowhere is […]

22.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Hairstyles: focus on three summer trends

Hairstyles: focus on three summer trends

(Relaxnews) – Vacation time is here at last, and there’s nothing like a new hairstyle to give you a boost of confidence before your summer adventures. Whether you’re looking for a cut or just a new style, here are a few ideas to make sure your locks are on the cutting edge. Twisted bob Medium […]

22.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Online, Videos ·
Get in on the trend: facial yoga tutorials

Get in on the trend: facial yoga tutorials

(Relaxnews) – We’ve picked out some of the best facial yoga videos, designed to help you explore this trend. Facial yoga fans, including celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Aniston, are all giving themselves an extra beauty burst, so why not join in? Ranjana Khan - http://youtu.be/-kR5WtsLKRg Beauty blog Into the Gloss sat down (in the […]

22.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Weight for it: Dubai rewards losers with gold

Weight for it: Dubai rewards losers with gold

(DUBAI-AFP) – Shedding weight in Dubai is being rewarded in gold under a new initiative by the municipality of the Gulf emirate aimed at fighting obesity, local newspapers reported on Wednesday. “Your Weight in Gold” is the title of a campaign promising one gramme of gold for every kilo shed, provided a minimum of two […]

22.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Health & Fitness, Offbeat ·
Midnight ‘dream snack bar’ and essential oils part of turndown service

Midnight ‘dream snack bar’ and essential oils part of turndown service

(Relaxnews) – The JW Marriott hotel chain has revamped the traditional turndown service with a program that includes an organic snack bar, essential oils for a relaxing bath, and luxury chocolates to replace the classic mint on the pillow. Designed to help guests relax and rejuvenate while on the road, the Nightly Refresh Program will […]

22.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Health & Fitness ·
Long distance relationships have their advantages: study

Long distance relationships have their advantages: study

(Relaxnews) – A new study finds that absence may truly make the heart grow fonder and that couples who live apart have more meaningful interactions and stronger bonds than those who see each other every day. In a new study, couples in long distance relationships maintained over phone calls, texting, emailing and video chat were […]

19.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, Online ·
Marriage rate in US plummets

Marriage rate in US plummets

(Relaxnews) – Matching the trends happening in Europe, fewer US women are getting married and they’re waiting longer to tie the knot, according to new data released Thursday. The marriage rate in the US is currently 31.01, the lowest it’s been in over a century, according to the National Center for Family and Marriage Center […]

19.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Britain’s mothers’ army feeling for mum-to-be Kate

Britain’s mothers’ army feeling for mum-to-be Kate

(LONDON-AFP) – The Duchess of Cambridge lives a very different life to most mums-to-be, but Britain’s army of mothers has been captivated by her pregnancy — and is ready to rally around to help her bring up the new heir. Social media has been abuzz with every detail of Prince William and his wife Catherine’s […]

19.07.2013 · Filled under: Home & Garden, International Stars, Online ·
ZTE makes big statement in India with Grand X smartphone launch

ZTE makes big statement in India with Grand X smartphone launch

(Relaxnews) – A high specification device is one of six phones launched Friday that have been especially adapted to meet Indian consumer needs — in tems of both price and performance. The Grand X features a 5-inch HD display and a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor plus 1GB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage. It […]

19.07.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Science & Technology ·
EU bans raft of dangerous chemicals from toys

EU bans raft of dangerous chemicals from toys

(BRUSSELS-AFP) – Children’s toys need to comply as of Saturday with a new Europe-wide ban on dozens of chemical substances scientists say could trigger cancer, harm fertility or unleash allergies, the European Commission said. “Substances which are carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic to reproduction as well as 55 allergenic fragrances are now banned from use in […]

19.07.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, World News ·
One Direction releases ‘Best Song Ever’ audio video

One Direction releases ‘Best Song Ever’ audio video

(Relaxnews) – Boy band One Direction has released an audio video for the group’s latest track, titled “Best Song Ever.” The band has been teasing fans with snippets of the forthcoming single, “Best Song Ever,” for the past few weeks, but the official audio video for the full single is now available atyoutube.com/watch?v=-zCF1-emakY The single […]

19.07.2013 · Filled under: International Stars, Music, Videos ·
Photo of the day: Spider-Man – ordinary commuter?

Photo of the day: Spider-Man – ordinary commuter?

(Relaxnews) – Where is Spider-Man headed? Is he going on vacation? No, he’s just off to San Diego’s Comic-Con event, which kicked off Thursday and runs through Sunday. Close to 130,000 comic book, movie, and pop culture fans gather in California for this annual event which also hosts a large number of sneak peeks and […]

19.07.2013 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Film, Hollywood Stars, Offbeat, Online ·