Off topic: Smellable ads, voles and love, analyzing SOTU words, music-less videos

What’s white, black and smells like baby powder all over? Newspaper pages in India, where Johnson & Johnson has introduced smellable ads. “When animals form this pair-bond they become addicted to that partner, and when they lose the partner it is almost like withdrawal from a drug,” says a researcher — of voles, which he’s studying to figure out human love, monogamy and fidelity. A look at American history through the words used by presidents in their State of the Union speeches. And music videos without the music, only sound effects.

 

Photo: Researchers find that prairie voles tend to mate for life. (Emory University/KRT archives)

 
 

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