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Fisherman Finds 75-Pound Pearl, Keeps It as Good Luck Charm

Kirstin Fawcett

The gem reportedly sat under the lucky man's bed for more than a decade.

Humans May Value Relatability Over Efficiency in Robots

Michele Debczak

People were more willing to overlook errors when the robot expressed regret.

Checked-Baggage Fees May Be Doing You a Favor

Kate Horowitz

A study of domestic flights found that charging passengers to check their bags made U.S. airlines more likely to depart on time.

9 Old-Fashioned Words for the Fickle

Mark Peters

Make sure to use them the next time you dither.

4th Grade Science Teacher Performs 'Welcome Back' Rap for Students

Kirstin Fawcett

“Welcome to the 4th grade/So happy to meet you/Can’t wait ‘til I see you/We’re going to have a good time..."

Artist Transforms Black Mourning Dress Into Dead Sea Salt-Covered Creation

Kirstin Fawcett

Israeli photographer Sigalit Landau submerged the gown in the Dead Sea for three months.

Can Stress Really Turn Your Hair Gray?

Kate Horowitz

It can, but because of a different kind of "stress."

The U.S. Government Will Buy 11 Million Pounds of Surplus Cheese

Shaunacy Ferro

America has got a cheese problem.

10 International Cat Celebrities

Miss Cellania

Cats all over the world have their own fan clubs.

Italy Is Giving Its Young Adults Nearly $600 to Spend on Books, Film, and Music

Michele Debczak

The government is giving its 18-year-olds a good reason to enjoy the country's culture.

Welcome, Neighbor! Astronomers Find Earth-Like Planet Just One Star Away

David W Brown

Proxima b might be able to support life.

900 Freshwater Fish You Can Encounter in America

Shaunacy Ferro

Make your wall all about that bass.

The Best Amazon Deals of Today

Smart Shopping Team

As a recurring feature, our team combs the Web and shares some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. Here’s what caught our eye today, August 24.

11 Naturally Selected Facts About the Galápagos Islands

Michele Debczak

In 1835, Charles Darwin arrived at the island chain that would shape his theory of natural selection.

This Artist is Making VHS Covers for Current Movies

Jake Rossen

So real, you can almost feel the disappointment of 'Drive' being all rented out.