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At Anise, a bar in Beirut, Lebanon, beloved local herbs like za'atar, sage and rosemary are making their way into cocktails. "We want to do something fresh in our cocktails," says co-owner Marwan Matar. Alice Fordham/NPR hide caption

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The Salt

Put An Herb In It: Lebanon's Fresh Approach To Beer And Cocktails

Herbs like za'atar and sumac have long been stars of Lebanese cuisine. Now they're moving out of the kitchen and into beers and cocktails, infusing them with a patriotic taste.

Civil defense workers wear gas masks near damaged ground in a village near the Syrian city of Idlib in May. Activists said there had been a chlorine attack. Abed Kontar/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Parallels

In Syria, Chlorine Attacks Continue To Take A Toll

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In Syria, Chlorine Attacks Continue To Take A Toll

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Willis Conover, an expert on jazz, broadcasts "Music USA" from his Voice of America studio in Washington in March 1959. AP hide caption

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Willis Conover, The Voice Of Jazz Behind The Iron Curtain

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An elephant in South African offers an up-close glimpse of its prodigious instrument. According to Sean Hensman of Adventures with Elephants, trunks like this one could help the U.S. Army develop a better landmine sensor. Greatstock/Barcroft Media/Barcroft Media/Landov hide caption

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When Detecting Land Mines, The Nose Knows — Or, In This Case, The Trunk

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Parsons School of Design graduate Lucy Jones created Seated Design, a collection of clothing for people who use wheelchairs. The clothes include extra fabric at the elbows for greater mobility. Courtesy of Lucy Jones hide caption

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From Canes To Closures, Designing With Style For People With Disabilities

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Supporters of Navajo presidential candidate Chris Deschene were unhappy last October when a court determined that he did not meet the language requirement. Felicia Fonseca/AP hide caption

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A Navajo Speaker Says The Language Connects Her With Her Culture

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Lea and Bandy met in 1976 at a high school dance. "He was the boy from out of town," Lea writes. "I was the girl who wanted out." John Carswell/Courtesy of the author hide caption

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In 'Wondering Who You Are,' A Man Wakes Up And Doesn't Know His Wife

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At Anise, a bar in Beirut, Lebanon, beloved local herbs like za'atar, sage and rosemary are making their way into cocktails. "We want to do something fresh in our cocktails," says co-owner Marwan Matar. Alice Fordham/NPR hide caption

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The Salt

Put An Herb In It: Lebanon's Fresh Approach To Beer And Cocktails

3 min

Put An Herb In It: Lebanon's Fresh Approach To Beer And Cocktails

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The Harwell Dekatron Computer in Bletchley Park is one of the massive machines used by Matt Parker in his Imitation Archive music. Courtesy of the National Museum of Computing hide caption

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'The Imitation Archive' Turns Near-Extinct Machines Into Music

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