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Pastor Jose Antonio Galvan, who founded the Vision en Accion asylum, plays g...
A recovering drug addict turned pastor runs an ad hoc asylum for Mexico's indigent and mentally ill. In a filthy desert dotted with dumps, the asylum is "a recycling center for human beings."
The Birth of Venus, by Sandro Botticelli, depicts the goddess of love floati...
Going on a picnic with someone special? Make sure to pack watermelon, a food that lore says is an aphrodisiac. No food is actually scientifically linked to desire, but here's how some got that rep.
Crowds gather to pay their respects outside Emanuel AME Church in Charleston...
The staff of hometown paper The Post and Courier feels the emotional toll of covering the church shootings and other traumatic events.
Jim Souza, president of Pyro Spectaculars, poses with samples of some of the...
With some 50,000 fireworks going off in just 25 minutes, Macy's Fourth of July fireworks display in New York City is the biggest in the U.S. — but the task of putting it all together is even bigger.
Researchers discovered ancient animal mummies piled up in heaps inside a cat...
Researchers have uncovered 8 million mummified animals dating back 2,500 years. Most are dogs. Archaeologist Salima Ikram says the huge number points to the likely existence of ancient puppy mills.
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As artificial intelligence alters human connection, Louisa Hall's characters wrestle with whether machines can truly feel. Some "feel they have to stand up for a robot's right to exist," Hall says.