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Sugar or artificial sweetener falling off of a spoon....
The novel is about a flavor chemist who tests a sweetener on lab rats and monkeys and finds side effects the company covers up. Author Stephan Eirik Clark says he was inspired by Fast Food Nation.
Lots of bottles of various alcoholic drinks....
Author Adam Rogers says there are lots of myths about what causes hangovers. His new book, Proof: The Science of Booze, explores these and other scientific mysteries of alcohol's effect on the body.
With the release of the 131-track collection Soul and Swagger: The Complete "5" Royales, the group has finally gotten the recognition they deserve.
David Greene talks to Izabella Kaminska of the Financial Times about the sanctions the West has imposed against Russia for its moves into Ukraine. In retaliation, Russia has imposed sanctions too.
A Texas mom developed an app called Ignore No More, which locks a kid's phone until someone calls mom to unlock it.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has signed an executive order sending the National Guard to Ferguson. And because of the unrest, schools are closed Monday. They were to have opened last week.