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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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Strange Fish

Dr. Seuss's McElligot's Pool (1947) features some fantastic fish—ones with pinwheel-like tails, curly noses, long floppy ears, or Kangaroo pouches. The fictional fish do have some truly strange nonfictional cousins, among which are giant oarfish, barreleye fish, and sawfish.

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