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Science meets sci-fi in new ILM retrospective

Mind-controlled bionic arms resembling those in "Star Wars?" Futuristic printers influenced by "The Terminator?" Life-saving plastic surgery inspired by "The Hulk?"<p>The special effects from Industrial Light & Magic -- the Lucasfilm division for visual effects that was created by filmmaker George …

12 Grilling Mistakes You Don't Have to Make (But Probably Do)

Ah, summer. That special time of year when those good spatula-wielding folks who only cook for one season out of the year (let's call 'em what they are: dads) dust off the old grill to burn a few steaks and serve up some medium-rare chicken. Okay, perhaps I'm being unfair here. There are plenty of …

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How a Restaurant Tripled Its Profits by Eliminating Tips

Things are working out quite well for Bar Marco, the Pittsburgh restaurant that eliminated tips and put their staff members on salary. In January, co-owner Bobby Fry told Eater that he planned to give his full-time employees a base salary of $35,000 a year, plus healthcare, paid vacation, and 500 …

McDonald's Destroyed the Gut Bacteria of a College Kid in 10 Days

It's common knowledge that fast food isn't exactly healthy, but just how unhealthy is it? According to Tim Spector, a professor of genetic epidemiology at King's College London, it is devastating to a human's gut bacteria. He writes in <i>The Conversation</i>, that eating that type of highly processed food …