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27 Chicago hacks to make your life easier

From the booze to the blues, city life in Chicago has its perks, but to live here like a boss, it helps to know some shortcuts and tricks. After …

The Top 10 Science Jokes, As Told by Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking may be best known as a physicist, cosmologist and one of the world's smartest people, but these videos are proof he should add 'comedian' to his already robust résumé.<p>Be sure to catch the premiere of a new Science Channel special, <i>Stem Cell Universe with Stephen Hawking</i>, on Monday, …

Insane New Footage Of Felix Baumgartner's Edge-Of-Space Jump Released

We're warning you now: This new video of Felix Baumgartner's record-setting leap from the edge of space just might make you feel a bit queasy.<p>The supersonic skydiver made history in October 2012 when he plunged more than 24 miles to Earth's surface, breaking three records in the process.<p>Now, nearly …

George Takei

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'Best' of Fox 2013: Day 7

And then there were eight: The 'Best' of Fox 2013 Tournament is in the final stretch, and after this matchup we'll lose one more contestant. I think …

Mobile keyboards: Know when to fold 'em

Folding Bluetooth keyboards can help restore speedy text input to your mobile device on the go, but be prepared for mushy keys and other compromises.<p>While software keyboards continue to improve and speech recognition becomes a more viable option where it does not create social stigma, text input …

Gear & Gadgets

Updated: S.C. Sheriff Refuses Executive Order to Fly Flag at Half-Staff

I usually don't post political items, but today is different. I received this notification today, "As a mark of respect for the memory of Nelson …

The Best Android Launchers You Can Download Today

We love Android devices as much as the next person, but sometimes the vanilla Android experience leaves us wanting a little more. Thankfully, it’s possible to change the whole look and feel of your Android device with only the minimum of effort – and no need to root.<p>Android launchers, or home …

Rest Of The World Thinks Congress Is A ‘Laughing Stock' For Government Shutdown

WASHINGTON -- In the world’s greatest superpower, with the oldest constitutional democracy on Earth, American exceptionalism has struck again. The government shutdown that began this week has stunned the world. With tea party-aligned Republicans insisting any measure to fund the government be tied …

Lost Doctor Who Classics Found? [Update 11]

In what is hopefully more than a cheap headline grab and regurgitation of past rumours, The Mirror are claiming that “at least 100” Doctor Who …

Our Founding Fathers included Islam

Thomas Jefferson didn’t just own a Quran — he engaged with Islam and fought to ensure the rights of Muslims<p><i>[He] sais “neither Pagan nor Mahamedan [Muslim] nor Jew ought to be excluded from the civil rights of the Commonwealth because of his religion.”
 — Thomas Jefferson, quoting John Locke, …

Portuguese Baked Eggs

6 Servings<p>Baked eggs are great for brunch, and this recipe is no exception. But with a green salad, it’s also hearty and satisfying enough to double as dinner.<p>October 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup olive oil<p>3 bell peppers, any color, thinly sliced<p>1 medium red onion, thinly sliced<p>2 beefsteak tomatoes, …

Eggs

4 Restaurant Recipes Requested by Readers, from Eggs to Oysters

Four recipes—for baked eggs, lamb, pasta, and oysters—our readers requested from restaurants in Vermont, Oregon, New Orleans, and New York<p>We love when our readers find awesome recipes for us to print. Though we’re always looking for the next hot dish, we can’t be everywhere at once, and we rely on …

Eggs

Crispy Baked Chicken Wings

Makes about 60 Servings<p>Baking wings yields crisp skin without the mess and constant tending of frying. Divide the wings between our two sauces, or double one sauce recipe and use it on all 60 wings.<p>February 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>Buffalo Sauce<p>1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted<p>¼ teaspoon cayenne …

Soysauce

The Best Pumpkin Beers Taste Test

We tested a pumpkin patch's worth of these all-American brews to find our favorites<p><i>We have embarked on a taste test tour of supermarket foods. We nibble, we score, and we share the results to help you avoid the paralysis of Brand Choice Overload. Today's topic: pumpkin beer.</i><p>Alongside bifocals, …

Pumpkins

Those cool iOS 7 features? Android does that, too

Some of the most talked-about features in iOS 7 are also available on Android, with the help of a few apps.<p>You could say iOS 7 is revolutionary -- in the world of Apple. For several iterations now, Android users have had access to some of iOS 7's most heralded features, leaving some avid fanboys …

Apps

Soften Butter To Room Temperature in Seconds With A Warm Glass

Forgot to take the butter out of the fridge? We’ve shown you how to soften butter with a Ziploc bag and a rolling pin, but that requires some muscle …

How To Preserve Battery Life In iOS 7

It’s been possible for a while to run some apps in the background on an iPhone and other iOS devices but with iOS 7, Apple extended that privilege to a broader range of apps. That can be good news — if you want an app downloading the latest stock prices, weather or other information, or processing …

31 Awesome Dips for Football Noshing

31 dip recipes, from guacamole to salsa to hummus, that are good for serving at football parties.<p>Dips are the best thing to serve at a football party (other than wings). Here's why:<p>They require one hand. (This is important: This means a beer can remain in your other hand at all times.)<p>You can …

Cooking

12 Tips for Perfect Fried Chicken, Plus a Master Recipe

<i>Sunday Dinners comes to us from our own chef/photojournalist/farmer/father figure Tom Hirschfeld, featuring his stunning photography and Indiana farmhouse family meals.</i><p><i>Today: The slow art of fried chicken -- with 12 tips and a master recipe.</i><p>Frying chicken, at its best, is a state of mind formed …

Cooking

For longer battery life, change these iOS 7 settings

Some of iOS 7's features -- including hidden settings -- could be killing your phone's battery life. Here's how to make sure your iPhone makes it through the day.<p>Some of iOS 7's new features might be hurting your battery life. Thing is, it's not the standout features like AirDrop or the …

Apps

CheapCast is an emulator that turns any Android device in a Chromecast

The Chromecast is very cheap, even without the three months of free Netflix that Google gave away in the first day of availability. But for some, it may still be too expensive, while many others simply can’t get hold of the device due to the limited availability of the device.<p>For those who want to …

Android News

Top 15 craft beer breweries in the USA

There's that moment when you try a better beer, a beer that's not your average Coors/Bud/Pabst/Enter One-Syllable Beer Name Here, and you're hooked. Not everyone may remember exactly where, or when. You may not even remember what beer it was. But much like a 1-year old who tries his first bite of …

Flashback: Reagan took controversial vacations, too

Gripes over presidential vacations have become a predictable side-effect of partisan politics. However, those bemoaning President Obama’s week-long …

Why Brutalist Architecture for the UIC Campus?

In Part 1 of this two-part blog post, I introduced the development of the University of Illinois at Chicago. Now let’s explore the campus’s famous …

George Takei

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