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Scientists say sugar at levels considered safe is harmful

"Added sugars" are those added during processing or preparation, not those that occur naturally in fruit or milk. The scientists fed the mice a diet that got its added sugars from half fructose and half glucose monosaccharides, which is about what’s found in high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), Potts …

Diabetes

How Android Grew To Be More Popular Than The iPhone

Google's smartphone operating system now powers a whopping 80% of devices worldwide. Apple's iOS operating system for iPhones only powers 13% of smartphones. iOS controlled about 16% of the worldwide smartphone market a year ago, according to IDC.<p>Apple should be freaking out, Jay Yarow says. (So …

Mobile

Pasta with Tomato, Spinach, Basil, and Brie Recipe

During the summer months when tomatoes are in season, we look for practically any excuse to use our garden tomatoes. The basil plant that we …

Tomatoes

Shooting panoramas at high Gs over Switzerland

By Bryan Chan, Los Angeles Times<p>Swiss panoramic photographer Dominik Baumann has made spherical images on a bridge 330 feet above an abyss, in a tunnel 1.5 miles below the surface, inside a LaFerrari sports car.<p>His latest feat was shooting for a series of panoramas in a cramped cockpit of an …

Pistachio Pesto Chicken with Whole Wheat Spaghetti.

<i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> May 13, 2013 68<p>Hi my name is Jessica and I am freaking out over pistachios.<p>So pretty! So green! So salty!<p>I’m easily amused. Also, …

Recipe: Lemon and Basil Chicken-Veggie Kebabs

10 High-protein, 5-Ingredient Recipes<p>The Best Whiskey Drinking Accessories<p>3 Over-the-top Kentucky Derby Drinks to Enjoy in Louisville This …

Food

Samsung Galaxy S4, three months on

It’s been a little over three months since we first reviewed the Samsung Galaxy S4, and a great deal has changed in that time. The phone has launched …

Phones

Chickpea Energy Salad

This is a re-set salad. No matter how you've been eating the rest of the day, it'll get you right back on track and give you a burst of afternoon …

Skillet Halibut With Charred Corn Salad Recipe

In addition to embracing light and healthy fish, this recipe takes advantage of fresh summer vegetables in the form of a simple charred corn salad.<p><b>About the Author</b>: Yasmin Fahr is a food lover, writer, and cook. Follow her @yasminfahr for more updates on her eating adventures and discoveries, which …

Couscous with Pistachios and Apricots Recipe

Do you like couscous? I had a particularly good meal at a local restaurant recently that served grilled chicken with a side of couscous that had been …

Onions

Here's The Full Text And Video Of Obama's Speech On Trayvon Martin

Here are the full remarks of his speech, as provided by the White House. They lasted 19 minutes.<p>Video of the speech follows the text:<p><i>1:33 P.M. EDT</i><p><b>THE PRESIDENT:</b> I wanted to come out here, first of all, to tell you that Jay is prepared for all your questions and is very much looking forward to the …

Eric Schmidt has a Moto X and he's using it right now

Being Google's executive chairman has its perks<p>Google chairman Eric Schmidt took part in the annual Allen & Co. business conference yesterday — and took the time to show off Motorola's latest hardware. Italian site Corriere.it has posted photos showing Schmidt placing a call and generally playing …

Barcelona's president hides from reporters in a women's restroom

When Barcelona president Sandro Rosell decided he didn't want to talk with reporters this week, he did what anyone would do to get away from the microphones...go into the women's restroom.<p>Barcelona's president Sandro Rosell has been under some scrutiny lately and it appears the pressure has gotten …

T-Mobile to introduce 'Jump' unlimited phone upgrade plan

<i>The Verge</i> has learned that T-Mobile will introduce an unlimited phone upgrade scheme today called Jump that would allow subscribers to "upgrade when [they] actually want to" by paying the same amount for a new phone that a new customer pays, as often as they like without waiting a certain number of …

Technician in China accidentally broadcasts porn in public square

A banned porn film was recently broadcast on a giant LED screen for 10 minutes in a public square in China, and according to the BBC, it was all because a tech didn’t realize his computer was still connected to the LED screen. And if that’s true, the incident will surely go down in history as one …

New App Lets Google Glass Owners Control Their Teslas Like Rich-Ass Robo-Wizards

Do you have Google Glass? Do you <i>also</i> have a Tesla?<p>Yes? Seriously? Who the hell are you, Batman?<p>Anyway — there’s now an application that lets you bring these two extravagant toys together, allowing you to control a bunch of things in the Tesla by way of Google Glass. Why? <i>Because</i>.<p><b>Here’s what the app,</b> …

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Reddit to thwart the NSA’s tracking plans with a gift exchange? Yup.

Reddit’s gift exchange service has come up with a rather unique way of derailing the NSA’s over-reaching efforts to collect data on U.S. citizens.<p>One of the ways the NSA is doing this is by tracking a large list of flagged keywords that are pretty common to everyday conversation. Sites like …

ABC Cocina: Great Seasonal Latin, If You Can Stand the Wait

ABC Cocina<p>38 East 19th St New York, NY 10003‎ (b/n 5th and Park; map); 212-677-2233; abccocinanyc.com<b><br>Setting:</b> What's that? I can't hear you!<b><br>Service:</b> Looks good, tries hard, falls short<b><br>Compare To:</b> Spice Market, Dos Caminos, ABC Kitchen<b><br>Must-Haves:</b> Pea guacamole, short rib tacos, patatas bravas, sugar …

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Too Many Cooks: The Best Sandwich, Once and for All.

<i>You'll be hearing from the staff at FOOD52 every week in Too Many Cooks, our group column in which we pool our answers to questions about food, cooking, life, and more.</i><p>The latest issue of Lucky Peach includes the following quote from James Beard:<p>"One of the great American arts, which varies from …

Breakfast

What Wine Guys Can Teach You About Being Great

<b>I can't remember</b> ever writing a film review... and I'm not going to start now.<p>But I am going to encourage you — no, implore you — to see a film that opens on Friday night.<p>You should see <i>Somm</i> if you love wine.<p>You should take people with you if <i>they</i> love wine.<p>What's more, if you love wine, you should …

San Francisco

8 Foods We Eat In The U.S. That Are Banned In Other Countries

This brings a whole new meaning to the phrase "food poisoning." Original list found in Dr. Jayson Calton and certified nutritionist Mira Calton's new book, Rich Food, Poor Food.<p><i>CORRECTION: Some studies linked in the original version of this article were concerning unrelated issues. They have been</i> …

Nutrition

Beyoncé $100 million dance game lawsuit settled

Beyoncé Knowles' $100 million legal tussle with video game company Gate Five has reached an out-of-court settlement.<p>The famed singer had signed a joint venture with Gate Five to help create a mo-cap dancing game titled <i>Starpower: Beyoncé</i>. The lawsuit erupted in 2011 when the singer pulled out of the …

ESA: Women make up almost half of all gamers

A new report from The Entertainment Software Association has found that women make up nearly half (45 percent) of all gamers. The findings are part of the <i>2013 Essential Facts About the Computer and Video Game Industry</i>, conducted by Ipsos MediaCT and based on a poll of more than 2,000 "nationally …

Gaming Industry

Video Game Reviews: A Discussion Of The Ten-Point Scale And Inflated Scores

<i>Are video game review scores inflated?</i><p>There’s a perception out there among many gamers that video game review scores are inflated or biased. Why do so many games get scored between 7 and 10 on a 10-point scale? What happened to the rest of the numbers?<p>And why do some games—especially ultra-hyped …

'Rymdkapsel' mixes Tetris and StarCraft into one great mobile game

I played a hundred new huge-budget video games this week, but the only one that really made sense to me was a cellphone and Vita game called <i>Rymdkapsel</i>.<p>Like many tower-defense games the primary objective of <i>Rymdkapsel</i> is to grow and defend your population. But when designer Martin Jonasson set out to …

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chocolate heart cake with raspberry buttercream

My daughter has been dreaming of a Valentine’s cake for weeks, after seeing a heart-shaped cake in <b>this little cookbook</b> she received for Christmas. It …