Scientists breed antioxidant-rich purple ‘super tomato’

Scientists breed antioxidant-rich purple ‘super tomato’

(Relaxnews) – Researchers in the US have announced the debut of a purple “super tomato,” dubbed Indigo Rose, bred to contain higher than normal levels of antioxidants. Following on the veggie trail of the cancer-fighting “super broccoli” out of the UK last year, researchers from Oregon State University officially rolled out the new breed of […]

03.02.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
Chinese epic vies for gold at Berlin film festival

Chinese epic vies for gold at Berlin film festival

(BERLIN-AFP) – A sweeping Chinese epic, “White Deer Plain”, will round out the list of 18 films vying for gold at the 62nd Berlin film festival, organisers said Tuesday. Festival chief Dieter Kosslick told reporters the movie by 2007 Berlin Golden Bear winner Wang Quan’an would go up against competitors from the United States, Europe, […]

03.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Endangered turtle baby boom in Philippines

Endangered turtle baby boom in Philippines

(MANILA-AFP) – Globally endangered green turtles are enjoying a baby boom on remote Philippine islands as a three-decade protection programme starts to pay off, environment group Conservation International said Wednesday. The project is a key part of worldwide efforts to rebuild green turtle populations, and could help see the species’ status upgraded from endangered to […]

03.02.2012 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment ·
Philippines, 100 countries back world environment agency

Philippines, 100 countries back world environment agency

(PARIS-AFP) – More than a hundred countries now support a French proposal to create a “World Environment Organisation” at the upcoming 20th anniversary conference of the Rio Summit, France’s ecology minister said on Tuesday. “More than 100 countries have now associated themselves with the proposal,” Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet said at a conference in Paris aimed at […]

03.02.2012 · Filled under: Environment ·
One out of five page views in the US occurs on Facebook: Hitwise

One out of five page views in the US occurs on Facebook: Hitwise

(Relaxnews) – Love it or hate it, Facebook accounts for more and more of people’s time spent online. In the US, one in every five pages viewed on the web is on Facebook, revealed market researcher Hitwise in a February 2 blog post. Facebook filed its initial public offering on February 1 and revealed that […]

03.02.2012 · Filled under: Science & Technology ·
Watch Madonna’s video for “Gimme All Your Luvin”

Watch Madonna’s video for “Gimme All Your Luvin”

(Relaxnews) – Pop icon Madonna just released the clip for the first single from her upcoming album MDNA, “Gimme All Your Luvin’” featuring rap artists Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. MDNA, her 12th album and followup to 2008′s Hard Candy, releases via Interscope Records on March 26. A preview of the video premiered on Thursday, February 2, on […]

03.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Videos ·
Fiat 500L first images released

Fiat 500L first images released

(Relaxnews) – Fiat has finally lifted the lid on a long-awaited larger edition of its hit Fiat 500 city car, set to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March. The Fiat 500L (the ‘L’ stands for Large) is an aim to broaden the appeal of the tiny model, which has proved popular among […]

03.02.2012 · Filled under: Motoring ·
Cooking conversions, owl cake pops and fried chicken top Tumblr food posts

Cooking conversions, owl cake pops and fried chicken top Tumblr food posts

(Relaxnews) – A poster on volume conversions for precision cooks that includes the number of dashes and drops which go into a teaspoon is the most popular food post on Tumblr this week. As of February 3, the visual aid guide generated the most activity from Tumblr bloggers for elucidating that one teaspoon equals either 60 dashes, […]

03.02.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
Top tech headlines: Facebook IPO and statistics, Windows Phone 8 preview

Top tech headlines: Facebook IPO and statistics, Windows Phone 8 preview

(Relaxnews) – Hot topics in the tech blogs for the week ending February 3 include Facebook filing for its initial public offering, Facebook facts and figures, a preview of Windows Phone 8, Amazon’s fourth quarter report, and a leaked picture of RIM’s BlackBerry 10 Superphone. Facebook IPO The web was abuzz with the news that […]

03.02.2012 · Filled under: Science & Technology ·
Cebu Pacific to launch long-haul flights

Cebu Pacific to launch long-haul flights

(MANILA-AFP) – Philippine budget carrier Cebu Pacific announced Tuesday it would next year launch long-haul flights to destinations beyond East Asia, targeting millions of Filipinos working abroad. The airline will lease eight Airbus A330-300 planes to commence long-haul flights, Cebu Pacific president Lance Gokongwei told reporters, with possible destinations including Saudi Arabia, Australia and Hawaii. […]

01.02.2012 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Naturally sweetened chocolate creates sugar high at candy show

Naturally sweetened chocolate creates sugar high at candy show

(Relaxnews) – A sugar-free chocolate made with natural sweetener stevia received top honors as the most innovative confectionery product at the largest sweets fair in the world this week, signaling what experts say will become a wider, more popular trend in the chocolate industry. At the 42nd annual International Sweets and Biscuits Fair in Cologne, […]

01.02.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
Katy Perry 3D biopic and concert film in the works

Katy Perry 3D biopic and concert film in the works

(LOS ANGELES-Relaxnews) – Paramount Pictures is in negotiations with pop singer/songwriter Katy Perry for the film rights to a biopic and concert film in 3D, per media reports. According to Deadline Hollywood, footage for the film has already been shot by director Nanette Burstein, who has made the documentaries American Teen and The Kid Stays in the Picture, the […]

01.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Madonna releases cover art, set to premiere new video

Madonna releases cover art, set to premiere new video

(Relaxnews) – Pop icon Madonna unveiled the cover art for her upcoming 12th studio album, MDNA, on her Facebook page on Tuesday. The album is expected to release via Interscope Records on March 26. A preview of the video for the album’s first single, “Gimme All Your Luvin’” featuring rap artists Nicki Minaj and M.I.A., will premiere on […]

01.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Videos ·
Tech companies cash in on Valentine’s Day with pink Nintendo 3DS, Galaxy S II

Tech companies cash in on Valentine’s Day with pink Nintendo 3DS, Galaxy S II

(Relaxnews) – Nintendo is releasing a Pearl Pink 3DS handheld gaming console that will arrive just in time for Valentine’s Day. The portable device, which was previously only available in a limited-edition bundle, will be available from February 10 from $169.99. Samsung is also betting that a pink smartphone will make the perfect gift for […]

01.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Videos ·
Apps, scooters and LEGO crowned winners at Nuremberg’s ToyAwards

Apps, scooters and LEGO crowned winners at Nuremberg’s ToyAwards

(Relaxnews) – On February 1 the organizers of the world-renowned Nuremberg Toy Fair announced the winners of this year’s ToyAwards, which honor innovative toys for children of all ages — from babies to teenagers and the whole family. Now in its 63rd year, the Nuremberg Toy Fair runs February 1-6 and is widely acknowledged as […]

01.02.2012 · Filled under: Apps, Videos ·
Silicon Valley braces for Facebook millionaires

Silicon Valley braces for Facebook millionaires

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – Even before Facebook goes public, Silicon Valley is buzzing in anticipation of the “instant millionaires” that may soon be looking for ways to spend their newfound wealth. Eight years after Mark Zuckerberg founded the company in a Harvard dorm room, the stock market debut is expected to value the social media giant […]

01.02.2012 · Filled under: Money & Business ·
‘FIFA Street’ trailer parades real-world locations

‘FIFA Street’ trailer parades real-world locations

(Relaxnews) – Already finished with FIFA 12 and in need of some more soccer skill action? FIFA Street proposes a five-a-side trickfest with this new trailer. Due out in just over a month (March 13 in North America, March 16 in Europe), FIFA Street will be the first game in the Street spin-off series after a four year absence. Real-world locations meet real-world […]

01.02.2012 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation, Videos ·
Glass of milk a day boosts brain power: study

Glass of milk a day boosts brain power: study

(Relaxnews) – Milk: it does a brain good. At least that’s the finding of a new study that suggests drinking a glass of milk a day could boost your brain power. In the study published in the January issue of the International Dairy Journal, researchers at the University of Maine found that adults who consumed more dairy […]

01.02.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
US approves new drug for common skin cancer

US approves new drug for common skin cancer

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – US authorities on Monday approved a new drug to treat the most common form of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma, which is rarely lethal but can spread if left untreated. Erivedge (vismodegib) is made by Genentech, a US subsidiary of the Swiss drug giant Roche, and was approved by the Food and Drug […]

01.02.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Hot trends at the SIA Snow Show: freeride gear, puffy jackets, tricked-out accessories

Hot trends at the SIA Snow Show: freeride gear, puffy jackets, tricked-out accessories

(Relaxnews) – Denver’s 2012 SIA Snow Show, which ran January 26-29, brought together snow sports industry reps from around the globe with nearly 20,000 attendees and 900 brands on display. Top trends expected for the 2013 season include a slew of snowboarding freeride gear — such as accessories with tricked-out digital features and waterproof down […]

01.02.2012 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation, Videos ·