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Valentine's Day

The Science of Love

Xray for Valentine's Day

If you need to set the mood this Valentine’s Day, the world of science has some tips. Learn more in the articles below, like how chocolate can help prevent cannibalism or how finding a mate is like running a marathon.
Monkeys

WILD THINGS Animals

Looking for love? The right appearance is important. Female black-and-white snub-nosed monkeys seem to prefer guys with rouged lips. READ MORE

Nope!

IT'S ALIVE Animals, Evolution

The romantic gifts of nursery web spiders will work as self-defense READ MORE

Science can't forecast love

NEWS Psychology, Anthropology

No magic mix of personality traits on paper can discern how romantic matches will turn out in real life. READ MORE

When your science fair partner

SOCIETY NEWS

Here's some inspiration for those of you with a secret crush on your science fair partner.  READ MORE

Birth control

FEATUREHealth, Human Development

Contraceptive tactics include stopping sperm from developing and saving eggs for later. READ MORE

Dragons

NEWS Development, Animals, Genetics, Epigenetics

Extreme temperatures might mess with RNA from two genes.  READ MORE

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Hybrids reveal the barriers

FEATURE Evolution, Molecular Evolution, Animals

When species manage to mix, the odds are stacked against their offspring. READ MORE

Salamanders

NEWS IN BRIEF Animals, Ecology

Treadmill, genetic tests show amphibians travel several kilometers to reproduce. READ MORE

Cuttlefish

NEWS IN BRIEFAnimals, Ecology

Violence and escalation may typify mating-related conflict. READ MORE

Guppies

NEWS Animals, Evolution, Neuroscience

But the additional mental power has downsides, too.  READ MORE

Elephant Seal

SCIENCE TICKERAnimals

By recognizing the calls of other individuals, male elephant seals can avoid costly confrontations. READ MORE

Ancient

NEWS Anthropology, Archaeology, Genetics

Genetic evidence shows interbreeding after agriculture arrived from what’s now Turkey. READ MORE

Howler

WILD THINGSAnimals

Researcher dissects howler monkey roars. READ MORE

Marine

THE SCIENCE LIFE Animals, Evolution

Patricia Brennan has made a splash with her studies of genitalia and fit.  READ MORE

Sperm

NEWSHEALTH, DEVELOPMENT

RNA-packed vesicles that glom on to the germ cells can be altered by a stress hormone, a mouse study suggests. READ MORE

Mouse sperm in space

NEWS IN BRIEF Development

Extreme temperatures might mess with RNA from two genes.  READ MORE

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