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Why Charging Your Phone Every Night Hurts Its Battery

Michele Debczak

If you plan on owning your phone for longer than two years, consider changing this habit.

See a 4080-Piece LEGO Cinderella Castle Built in Stop-Motion

Stacy Conradt

Pottermore Releases Original J.K. Rowling Sketches

Anna Green

Pottermore just released three unpublished illustrations by J.K. Rowling.

14 Surreal Facts About H.R. Giger

Jake Rossen

The 'Alien' designer wasn't always so revered: early reviews of his work involved spitting.

Will 'Invest 99L' Turn Into a Tropical Cyclone?

Dennis Mersereau

Right now it's a tropical disturbance in the Caribbean. But meteorologists are keeping an watchful eye on it.

Why Do Lizards Lose Their Tails and Regrow New Ones?

Autumn Spanne

Scientists looking at geckos under a microscope have found out that some parts of the tail are weaker than other parts.

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.

Take a Peek Inside Chicago's 'Saved by the Bell' Diner

What was meant to be a short-lived ode to The Max from Saved by the Bell has turned into one of Chicago's most popular eateries.

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.