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A bankable director is more important than a popular star, a new study finds.

The 13 Most Unexpected McDonald's Locations Around The World

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A handful of McDonald's locations worldwide eschew the ordinary and give the fast food chain's patrons a whole new dining experience.

The Surreal Artwork of Artificial Intelligence

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Google's image recognition software is able to detect images within images—and create beautiful, trippy art in the process.

What Is Palantir, and Why Is It Worth $20 Billion?

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Scientists Discover a New Part of the Human Body

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"When we first saw those vessels, I completely freaked out," Jonathan Kipnis tells mental_floss.

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While this deceptively simple portrait has clearly captured the imagination of the nation, the story behind its creation and rise to fame makes it all the more compelling.

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One Man's Passion Project to Curate the World's Airport Carpets

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The famous PDX carpet might be gone, but there are others out there waiting to be appreciated.

A Local, Inexpensive Way to Purify Water In Developing Countries

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10 World-Shaping Events That Happened in 1920

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It wasn't all flappers and jazz bands.

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15 International Idioms That Describe Heavy Rain

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What do non-English-speaking people say when it's raining cats and dogs?