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13 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Professional Window Washers

Suzanne Raga

Yes, they try not to look down—but not for the reason you might think.

The Missing Links: A Computer That Continuously Generates Full House Scripts

Colin Patrick

Tennis Ball-Sized Diamond Expected to Fetch More Than $70 Million at Auction

Kirstin Fawcett

The 1109-carat stone is the largest gem-quality diamond discovered in more than a century and the second-largest gem-quality rough diamond ever found.

It Took 400 Hours to Create This Massive 'Minecraft' Map

Andrew LaSane

This custom map is available for any player to download and explore.

When You're Coerced to Act, Your Brain Responds Differently

Shaunacy Ferro

When you do something under orders, you have smaller brain waves related to action, a new study finds.

‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Website Adds Playable Retro Video Games

Rudie Obias

What would Quicksilver do?

5 of History's Most Remarkable Teachers

Kirstin Fawcett

Their strength, dedication, and creativity deserve extra gold stars.

IKEA Is Going to Sell Hydroponics Starter Kits

Shaunacy Ferro

The Swedish company is debuting soil-less indoor gardening equipment.

Meet the Family Behind Japan's Oldest Sake Distillery

Kirstin Fawcett

For the Sudo family, making sake isn't just a livelihood—it's a long-standing tradition.

How to Keep Flowers Fresh for Longer

Shaunacy Ferro

What to do to keep your vase full of flowers from wilting.

The Best Amazon Deals We Could Find Today, May 4

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, May 4.

Look Up! A Pre-Dawn Meteor Shower Arrives for Cinco de Mayo

David W Brown

Watch stars rain down from the sky in the best meteor shower this month—and if you live in the Southern Hemisphere, the best meteor shower of the year.

Facebook Pays 10-Year-Old $10,000 for Hacking Instagram

Andrew LaSane

All in a day's work.

10 Pop Art Facts about Keith Haring

Suzanne Raga

Happy birthday to Keith Haring, whose colorful and thoughtful art can still be seen around the world.

A New Computer Program Can Test Lung Health Over the Phone

Kate Horowitz

With SpiroCall, people will be able to dial an 800 number and breathe into the phone while a program on the other end analyzes the sound of their breath.