Mark Levy

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South Korean ice skater Yuna Kim takes lead after Russian teen sensation falls

Kim is poised to win a second consecutive gold medal in women’s figure skating if she can keep first-place ranking<p>The South Korean star Yuna Kim overcame a bout of nerves to put herself in prime position for the Olympic gold medal in women’s figure skating on Wednesday, after 15-year-old Russian …

New Video Captured Pussy Riot Members Beaten and Whipped in Sochi

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The anti-government punk collective Pussy Riot appears determined to show Russian President Vladimir …

2014 Is Going To Be A Huge Year For Tech, And Here Are The Facts To Prove It

JP Morgan analyst Douglas Anmuth and his team are incredibly optimistic about the Internet industry in 2014.<p>In an email he just sent out to clients, Anmuth says that Internet stocks increased in value 78% during 2013 thanks in large part to seven "key" trends.<p>He says, "We believe those underlying …

Space Missions and Events We’re Looking Forward to in 2014 | WIRED

While our spaceflight missions come to fruition in the heavens, they all have to start here on Earth. The next year in space will see a lot of …

2014: The year of the iPhone-controlled everything

There are some technologies that happened way earlier than they had any right to. Frankly, putting a man on the moon in the days when the Apollo Guidance Computer really did have less power than a pocket calculator was an insane achievement.<p>And then there are those technologies that have taken way, …

The Flu Shot May Cut Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke

Getting the flu vaccine may protect not only against the flu, but in some people, it may also reduce your risk of experiencing heart attack and stroke. According to a new study out in the <i>Journal of the American Medical Association,</i> though the flu vaccine had previously been linked to reduced …

Top heart doctor: Unprocessed fatty foods may actually be good for you

Four decades of medical wisdom that cutting down on saturated fats reduces our risk of heart disease may be wrong, a top cardiologist has said. Fatty …

Listen to your body or suffer in the long run

According to Sports Medicine Australia, the plantar fascia keeps the foot bones and joints in position and enables us to push off from the ground. …

Pain

What is a neuron?

<b>What is a neuron?</b><p>A neuron is an electrically excitable cell that processes and transmits information through electrical and chemical signals.<br>A chemical signal occurs via a synapse, a specialized connection with other cells. Neurons connect to each other to form neural networks. Neurons are the core components of the nervous system, which includes the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral ganglia. <br>The human brain has approximately 100 billion neurons.<p>Neurons come in many different shapes and sizes. …

Obstructed artery. The stenosed section of artery is represented by the break in the dark red vessel at top center

Obstructed artery. The stenosed section of artery is represented by the break in the dark red vessel at top center.

Side Stitch: What Causes It and How to Prevent It

Whether you're a newbie or an accomplished marathoner, side stitches happen. With all of the research we have available, it sounds strange, but we're …

Scientists shed light on creativity by studying pianists' brain activity

Scientists claim to have shed light on the neural basis of creativity by scanning the brains of accomplished pianists while they improvised on a keyboard.<p>Images of the pianists' brains highlighted areas that seemed to underpin their musical creativity, alongside regions that were strongly connected …

How Coffee, Citrus And Nuts Help Cut The Risk Of Diabetes

If you go back to the 1970s, people with a serious coffee habit often had an accompanying habit: smoking.<p>And that's why early studies gave coffee a bad rap. Clearly, smoking was harmful. And it was hard for researchers to disentangle the two habits. "So it made coffee look bad in terms of health …

Why Your Teeth Are Crucial to Your Health

If your pearly whites aren’t so bright anymore, and your gums bleed at the sight of floss, saying “Cheese” for a photo op is the least of your …

Cholesterol levels linked to early signs of Alzheimer's in brain

High levels of “good” HDL cholesterol and low levels of the “bad” LDL kind are not just helpful for your heart, they’re better for your brain as well, a new study finds.<p>In fact, the wrong levels of the two types of cholesterol are associated with more of the protein deposits in the brain associated …

Dementia

Healthy cholesterol levels may help brain, too - Futurity

A healthy ratio of "good" to "bad" cholesterol is linked to lower levels of amyloid plaque deposition in the brain—a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease.

Alzheimer's Disease

Apple CEO Tim Cook Reflects on Second Anniversary of Steve Jobs’s Passing

Today marks the second anniversary of the death of Apple founder Steve Jobs.<p>His successor, Apple CEO Tim Cook, said today on Twitter that he’ll mark …

Pizza, programming, and starting an industry: Bill Gates, the college years

Bill Gates' presence as a titan of the computing industry is now taken for granted, but before all that he was just a (rather extraordinary) college student. Biographer Walter Isaacson takes a look at the software mogul's earlier years at Harvard for the <i>Harvard Gazette</i>. It's a look back at a human …

FT Debuts on Flipboard

Inside Flipboard / May 9, 2013<p>The FT, or Financial Times, one of the best-read business sources in the world, launched today on Flipboard. Readers …

Scientists Estimate How Much Longer The Earth Can Support Life

The end of the world is near! Well, relatively near, geologically speaking. Okay, even geologically speaking, it’s pretty far off.<p>But scientists at the University of East Anglia have made their best estimate for how much longer the Earth will be habitable for human life, barring nuclear war, rogue …

It’s time to settle on an NRL Team of the Year for 2013. There’s talent galore across the park, writes Phil Gould. Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/thirteen-for-13-my-team-of-the-year-20130921-2u6oq.html

Daniel Lieberman: 'Dieting is a disaster for everyone'

Daniel Lieberman is a professor of human evolutionary biology at Harvard and has published numerous studies about why the human body looks and behaves the way it does. His new book is <i>Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health and Disease</i>. One of his current areas of study is the advantages of …

First boat arrives as Government says it will hold weekly asylum seeker boat briefings with media

An asylum seeker boat carrying about 30 people has arrived at Christmas Island, the first since the new Federal Government implemented its border …

Revealed: Three stats that calmed Melbourne Storm in semi-final loss to Newcastle Knights

TWO points, 11 errors and two extra penalties - those figures will be keeping Melbourne Storm skipper Cameron Smith awake, mulling over what might …

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Grilled Flatbread

Makes 8 Servings<p>July 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>Dough<p>2 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast<p>4 3/4 cups all-purpose flour plus more tfor dusting<p>2 1/4 cups whole wheat flour<p>2 tablespoons kosher salt<p>1/2 cup sour cream<p>Vegetable oil (for brushing)<p>Topping Suggestions<p>Ancho Chile Oil, Green Charmoula, and grated Cotija …

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Grilling: Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Skewers with Pineapple and Teriyaki Sauce

As much as I advocate against the skinless boneless chicken breast—you're better off with juicier and tastier thighs—it's usually a losing battle. The worst offender is chicken breast cubes on a stick, where small pieces of lean meat are extra-susceptible to overcooking, leading to dry and …