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What do we know about the power of food to rev up sex drive? Not much.

"Really, science has not figured out what determines sexual motivation and sexual attraction. If we knew the answer to that, we'd probably be richer than Pfizer after they invented Viagra," says Dolores Lamb, director of the Center for Reproductive Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine.

She hasn't seen any compelling evidence that any particular food can intensify desire.

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In catacombs south of Cairo, researchers have discovered burial sites filled with huge numbers of mummified animals — nearly 8 million of them, mostly dogs.

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Ladies and gentlemen, light your fuses.

(SOUNDBITE OF FIREWORKS)

A Rock Band And A Moon, United In Name

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A classic rock band and a bunch of NASA scientists met in a lab in Maryland this week, all because of a name - Styx.

(SOUNDBITE OF STYX SONG, "COME SAIL AWAY")

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