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Easy Crock-Pot Queso Dip Recipe

Home > Recipes by Category > Appetizers & Snacks > Dips and Spreads > Slow Cooker Spicy Beef Queso Dip<p>Slow Cooker Spicy Beef Queso Dip<p>September 4, …

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Red light cameras tag thousands for undeserved tickets

Thousands of Chicago drivers have been tagged with $100 red light fines they did not deserve, targeted by robotic cameras during a series of sudden spikes in tickets that city officials say they cannot explain, a Tribune investigation has found.<p>The Tribune's analysis of more than 4 million tickets …

Your Body Can Kill Cancer. It Just Needs Better Instructions.

Researchers have been programming peoples' immune systems to recognize and destory cancer.<p>Part of what makes cancers so insidious is that they’re not invaders: They’re our own cells turned against us. That means the body usually doesn’t see them as a threat. But over the last few years, teams at …

Google Just Bought A Satellite Company For $500 Million

The company plans to use the new technology to update maps and eventually provide internet access.<p>Google's "moonshot" future continues to creep into clear view.<p>Confirming rumors of talks that had been reported by <i>The Information</i>, Google today purchased the satellite company Skybox Imaging for $500 …

Is Chicago using cell tracking devices? One man tries to find out

Lawyer: Chicago police "has a history of doing some questionable surveillance."<p>A local activist has filed a new lawsuit against the Chicago Police …

The Drones Are Coming

The FAA just issued the first permit for commercial UAV operation.<p>In February of 2012, Congress passed a spending bill for the Federal Aviation Administration that would, in addition to allocating $63.4 billion for modernizing the U.S.'s air traffic control systems, expand airspace for unmanned …

Chimps beat humans at game theory

In Chimpanzee choice rates in competitive games match equilibrium game theory predictions, a paper in <i>Nature</i> by Colin Camerer and colleagues, …

Apple To Abandon Headphone Jack? Beats Deal Suddenly Makes Sense

<i>[Editor's note: The original headline stated as fact that Apple was abandoning the headphone jack. This is informed opinion, so we added a question mark.]</i><p>Suddenly why Apple spent a seemingly ludicrous $3.2 billion buying Beats is starting to make sense. The reason: Apple is being more Apple than we …

Here's Why The FDA's New Cheesemaking Ban Is Terrible News For Artisans

The latest ruling on cheesemaking literally stinks, and most Americans aren't going to be happy about it.<p>As most of us are focused on the fight against processed foods, the Food and Drug Administration appears to be fighting <i>for</i> processed foods -- at least as far as cheese goes.<p>Hundreds of small …

Which Type of Wood Should You Use for Smoking Meat?

<i>by Michael Y. Park</i><p>Call it an inflammatory statement, but when your barbecuing friends put on airs like Eastern mystics as they rhapsodize about the woods they use to smoke with, you have our permission to call them out for being a wee bit pretentious.<p>"There's a little bit of wishful thinking …