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The Science of Love

Just in time for Valentine's Day: Pheromones, romantic illusions, and staying green while demonstrating your feelings for your sweetheart

Affairs of the Lips: Why We Kiss

Researchers are revealing hidden complexities behind the simple act of kissing, which relays powerful messages to your brain, body and partner

February 1, 2008 — Chip Walter
More Sex for Women?

More Sex for Women?

A recent analysis of survey responses shows who's cheating: Women, young couples and the over-60 crowd are closing the infidelity gap. Rachel Mahan reports

November 3, 2008
Chocolate: Treat or Trick?

Chocolate: Treat or Trick?

There is an environmental price for our love of chocolate on Halloween, but it may not be what you think

October 30, 2008
Sex, Drugs and Chocolate Cake

Sex, Drugs and Chocolate Cake

The same brain chemicals involved in the pleasure gotten from eating are triggered by sex and drugs.

October 20, 2006
Ouch! Can You Really Break Your Penis?

Ouch! Can You Really Break Your Penis?

The penile condition recently featured on the TV medical drama Grey's Anatomy is real and, sorry guys (and girls), not uncommon

January 23, 2009 — Coco Ballantyne
Let's get it on--The condom, that is

Let's get it on--The condom, that is

Wondering if your sweetheart is going to buy you a box of condoms instead of a box of chocolates for Valentine's Day? Maybe your lover's celebrating two holidays at once: February is also National Condom Month.

February 13, 2009 — Jordan Lite
What's In A Rose: Ethnobotany and the Search for Useful Plants

What's In A Rose: Ethnobotany and the Search for Useful Plants

In this episode, ethnobotanist Nat Bletter talks about his field and his recent article about the new plant family Simulacraceae--the phony plants. Plus we'll test your knowledge of some recent science in the news. Websites related to this episode include www.audible.com/sciencetalk; www.simulacraceae.org; www.tinyurl.com/2gqgnb; www.tinyurl.com/2obv6k

September 19, 2007 — Steve Mirsky
The Scent of Sexual Sweat

The Scent of Sexual Sweat

Do you like the scent of your Valentine? The Journal of Neuroscience reports that certain regions in women's brains are activated when they smell "sexual sweat." Christie Nicholson reports

February 9, 2009
The Science of Love

Just in time for Valentine's Day: Pheromones, romantic illusions, and staying green while demonstrating your feelings for your sweetheart

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