Get the look: Avril Lavigne

Get the look: Avril Lavigne

8 photos (Relaxnews) – Pop star Avril Lavigne has been impressing users of Polyvore with her edgy red carpet choices and rocky casual looks. See how they recreate her style here. ©nathaly-14/Polyvore Special uses : Use only Get the look: Avril Lavigne/Polyvore Rock chic Top from topshop.com, jacket from stylebop.com, pants from net-a-porter.com, Alexander Wang bag, boots from […]

12.03.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Photos ·
Khan Academy launches iPad app for free educational tutoring on the go

Khan Academy launches iPad app for free educational tutoring on the go

(Relaxnews) – Online education site the Khan Academy has released a free iPad app that lets you download videos for offline viewing, access interactive transcripts of lectures, track your course progress and access more than 2,700 videos on subjects ranging from math to history. “It doesn’t matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, […]

12.03.2012 · Filled under: Apps ·

Social network Path runs with Nike

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – Intimate social network Path has kept its stride after a privacy stumble and on Friday began running with Nike. Path announced that users could keep family and close friends posted on runs in real-time with data fed to smartphones from Nike+ GPS sensors in some brands of the athletic footwear star’s shoes. […]

12.03.2012 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
Ape genes show we have gorillas in our midst

Ape genes show we have gorillas in our midst

(PARIS-AFP) – Our ancestors made the evolutionary split with gorillas around 10 million years ago, but we still share a remarkable number of genes with the great ape, according to a groundbreaking study published on Wednesday. A worldwide consortium of scientists sequenced the genome of the western lowland gorilla and compared more than 11,000 of […]

12.03.2012 · Filled under: Offbeat ·
Adventure-seeking bees are a lot like us: study

Adventure-seeking bees are a lot like us: study

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Some bees love a good adventure while others prefer to hang out at the hive, and a new analysis of bee brains suggests some of the same chemicals that affect human personality could explain why. Honey bees are known to have a structured society in which different bees serve different tasks — some […]

12.03.2012 · Filled under: Environment, Offbeat ·
Horse racing: Scientists say secret of success is the pack

Horse racing: Scientists say secret of success is the pack

(PARIS-AFP) – Racehorses that stay in the pack longest before breaking for the final sprint have the best chance of earning prize money, scientists said on Wednesday. By tucking in cleverly behind the leaders, the horse uses “aerodynamic drafting” to its advantage, they said. By coasting along behind the front horses, which are battling wind […]

12.03.2012 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
Doctor looks to China for spinal injury ‘cure’

Doctor looks to China for spinal injury ‘cure’

(HONG KONG-AFP) – One of the world’s leading researchers into spinal cord injuries says China could hold the key to a cure that he has been searching for since he met late actor Christopher Reeve in the 1990s. US-based Doctor Wise Young first used the word “cure” in relation to his work after a conversation […]

12.03.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
(March-April) Health and fitness agenda: IHRSA Convention in LA, 8th International Fitness Showcase

(March-April) Health and fitness agenda: IHRSA Convention in LA, 8th International Fitness Showcase

(Relaxnews) – Coming up, fitness professionals head to Los Angeles’ world-renowned IHRSA Convention. 31st IHRSA Convention March 14-17 Los Angeles, California, US A rival to the IDEA World Fitness Convention and FIBO, the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association annual convention is another top, long-standing fitness trade show held in Los Angeles. Thousands of fitness […]

12.03.2012 · Filled under: Happenings, Health & Fitness ·
Olympics: Historic 1896 Olympic marathon trophy to be sold

Olympics: Historic 1896 Olympic marathon trophy to be sold

(ATHENS-AFP) – An historic item of Olympic memorabilia — Spyridon Louis’s trophy for winning the 1896 marathon — is to go under the hammer at a London auction house next month, the athlete’s grandson said on Friday. The 15-centimetre (5.9-inch) tall silver cup, valued at between £120,000 and £160,000 (143,000-191,000 euros, $190,000-250,000) is being auctioned […]

12.03.2012 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
Cured meats linked to exacerbated respiratory illness symptoms: study

Cured meats linked to exacerbated respiratory illness symptoms: study

(Relaxnews) – Eating too much cured meats like salami, chorizo and bacon can worsen symptoms of respiratory diseases like emphysema and chronic bronchitis and lead to a trip to the hospital, says a new study. Published in the European Respiratory Journal last week, a team of Spanish researchers say they’ve found a link between the consumption of […]

12.03.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
Australian kids think yoghurt grows on trees: survey

Australian kids think yoghurt grows on trees: survey

(AFP) – Most Australian children in their last year of primary school think cotton socks come from animals while one-quarter believe yoghurt is from plants, a study warning of the growing gap between city and country found Monday. The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) survey of almost 1,000 students in grades six and 10 found widespread misconceptions about […]

10.03.2012 · Filled under: Offbeat ·
London survey spells out dos and don’ts of dining out

London survey spells out dos and don’ts of dining out

(Relaxnews) – Is it rude to tweet about a luscious treacle tart at dinner? Or take a phone call when your starter is being served? It’s an issue that has London divided in a Zagat survey released Wednesday that asked respondents to weigh on the issue. According to the 5,500 diners answering the 2012 London Restaurants […]

10.03.2012 · Filled under: Table Manners Around the World ·
Fuggedaboutit! NY named rudest US city

Fuggedaboutit! NY named rudest US city

(NEW YORK-AFP) – In-your-face drivers, unsmiling pedestrians and more than eight million people in a rush: New York has been named America’s rudest city. The January issue of Travel and Leisure magazine gave the Big Apple the honor, saying readers voted America’s most populous city at the head of a list of 20. Following up […]

10.03.2012 · Filled under: Offbeat ·
Iconic Oreo cookie celebrates 100th birthday with link to Oreo recipes

Iconic Oreo cookie celebrates 100th birthday with link to Oreo recipes

(Relaxnews) – The best-selling cookie brand of the 21st century celebrates its 100th anniversary this month. It’s survived two World Wars unscathed, and despite the younger competition, hasn’t yet crumbled. The Oreo, an iconic American cookie sandwich made with chocolate wafers and a vanilla cream center, celebrates its milestone centenary on March 6 with the […]

10.03.2012 · Filled under: Free Recipes ·
Traditional Icelandic recipes: lamb soup, deep-fried bows

Traditional Icelandic recipes: lamb soup, deep-fried bows

(Relaxnews) – Iceland has launched a roving, mobile restaurant called Eldhús, “Iceland’s Little House of Food” that will serve traditional Icelandic dishes against the backdrop of a waterfall or snow-capped glaciers. The tourism board is promoting Icelandic cuisine –  little known outside the island nation — at a time when Nordic and Scandinavian gastronomy is attracting […]

10.03.2012 · Filled under: Free Recipes ·
Proper sushi etiquette worthy of Michelin-starred chef Jiro Ono

Proper sushi etiquette worthy of Michelin-starred chef Jiro Ono

(Relaxnews) – A documentary on master chef Jiro Ono, considered the best sushi chef in the world, opens across the US starting Friday. Ono, 85, was the first in Japan to earn three Michelin stars for his modest, 10-seat sushi eatery Sukiyabashi Jiro tucked away in a Tokyo subway station. Against a narrative that tells […]

10.03.2012 · Filled under: Table Manners Around the World ·
Saturn Awards nominees in sci-fi and fantasy reflect box office hits

Saturn Awards nominees in sci-fi and fantasy reflect box office hits

(LOS ANGELES-Relaxnews) – The Oscars may indicate great achievements in film, but the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films focuses on genre films when considering nominees for its annual Saturn Awards, which in 2011 were also recognized at the box office. The Saturn nominees were announced this week and include Harry Potter and the […]

10.03.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Tim Burton’s multimedia artwork on display in Paris

Tim Burton’s multimedia artwork on display in Paris

10 photos (Relaxnews) – An art exhibition and retrospective devoted to the work of Tim Burton is on display in Paris after touring to Los Angeles, Melbourne and Toronto. The show looks at Burton’s work as a director of animated and live-action films as well as his creations in the fields of art, illustration and […]

10.03.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Photos ·
Watch: master class with Tim Burton in Paris

Watch: master class with Tim Burton in Paris

(Relaxnews) – On March 5, director Tim Burton gave a master class at the French Cinémathèque in Paris to coincide with an exhibition of his work. A video of the talk has since been posted online and is available to watch in its entirety. After stops in Los Angeles, Melbourne and Toronto, the show titledTim […]

10.03.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Videos ·
US robotic ‘cheetah’ breaks speed records

US robotic ‘cheetah’ breaks speed records

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – The Pentagon’s main research agency has created the fastest-ever land robot, named “Cheetah,” which can gallop at a speed of 18 miles (29 kilometers) per hour, scientists said Tuesday. The headless robot looks to be about the size of a small dog and is shown running on a treadmill in pictures and video […]

10.03.2012 · Filled under: Science & Technology ·