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Feb. 10, 2012

Valentine’s Day Special: Look Of Love

Our pupils change size in response to light, and thoughts.

pupil, eye

Feb. 11, 2011

The ‘Science Of Kissing’

How did osculation start and why?

kiss, love, emotion, valentine, heart

Jul. 23, 2010

How Pleasure Works

Why do we like what we do? What makes the things that give us pleasure pleasurable?

pleasure art brain

Feb. 12, 2010

Listening to Frog Love Songs

What can the love songs of South African frogs tell us about communication and the brain?

frogs, songs, communication

Jan. 14, 2011

Visual Biography Explores Love and Radium

Artist and author Lauren Redniss talks about her new book, Radioactive, an illustrated biography of the Curies and a look at their complicated legacy.

curie radioactive radium art

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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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How Humpbacks Hunt With Bubbles

Humpback whales blow bubbles around schools of fish to concentrate them for easier capture. It's called a bubble net, says David Wiley, research coordinator for Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, and it's visible as a ring of bubbles at the surface. Now, with underwater digital tracking tags and custom visualization software, whale researchers can see what the whales are doing underwater when they're bubble-netting.

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