Muggle ‘Quidditch’: Students swap books for broomsticks – BBC News

Image copyright Charlie McAuley Image caption Members of the Queens University Belfast Quidditch team in training Northern Ireland may be better known for its backdrop to Game of Thrones than the magic of Harry Potter. But students from Queen's University in Belfast have taken inspiration from J.K Rowling's literary series by...

JD Sports’ profits boosted by fashion for fitness wear – BBC News

Image copyright JD Sports The fashion for wearing running shoes and tracksuits as day-to-day clothing has given JD Sports a spring in its step as it reported record profits.The "athleisure" trend led to an 81% increase in pre-tax profits last year to 238.4m.Even the previously loss-making outdoor brands, Millets and Blacks, have made money for...

Reproduction Declines With Age In Female Turtles Too

Turtles are icons of longevity. Not only do some live for well over a century, they also seem to remain robust as they age. But according to findings published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences this week, certain wild female turtles experience declines in both reproduction and survival as they get older. Lifespan varies a lot...

Australian Open: Johanna Konta powers through against Caroline Wozniacki

Konta beats Wozniacki 6-3, 6-1 and will play Ekaterina Makarova in the fourth roundJohanna Konta is through to the fourth round of the Australian Open to play Ekaterina Makarova - for the second year in a row - after beating the former world No1 Caroline Wozniacki in an hour-and-a-quarter on day six, and there are sound reasons to believe...

Anti-Gun LGBT Group Shuts Down Two CrossFit Locations Over Gun Giveaway

Anti-gun lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) group Gays Against Guns (GAG) took action again this past weekend, protesting and shutting down two different NYC CrossFit locations over the decision to award winners of this year’s CrossFit Games glock handguns as prizes. GAG gathered outside of the Reebok store on 5th Avenue and 38th street, which hosts CrossFit classes,...

Jane Fonda at 78: ‘I’ve had tragedies. It’s nice to know you can survive’

The actress and activist talks about her mothers death, her troubled relationship with her father, Henry Fonda, and dealing with the unexpectedMy mother killed herself when she was 42 and I was 12. She suffered from mental illness, what would today be called bipolar. But the difficulties began before that because she was frequently institutionalised and she wasnt really...