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Aphrodisiacs Can Spark Sexual Imagination, But Probably Not Libido
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.
Charleston Reporters Tell The National Story Of Local Violence
The staff of hometown paper The Post and Courier feels the emotional toll of covering the church shootings and other traumatic events.
'Firework, Not Fire Fun': The Serious Jobs Of Pyrotechnic Pros
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.
Millions Of Mummified Dogs Found In Ancient Egyptian Catacombs
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.
If Robots 'Speak,' Will We Listen? Novel Imagines A Future Changed By AI
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.
For Danny Elfman, The Strange Worlds Of Tim Burton Just Make Sense
Tim Burton's shadowy tales have taken us from a pastel suburban paradise to the dark streets of Gotham City. But what would Burton's mysterious films be without Danny Elfman's iconic music?
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