MIT neuroscientist Rebecca Saxe captured this stunning MRI image of herself and her child inside a 3 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging scanner, creating an emotionally striking yet abstract work of art.
Last week, we asked you for your best video game dating stories. How have video games helped you find love? How have they torn you asunder? Y’all delivered.
Psychologists John and Julie Gottman spent years observing couples’ behavior and developed a method that claims to predict a romantic relationship’s chances of long-term success. They’ve (of course) used what they learned to create a $750-per-couple workshop that aims to help people become better partners.
When the love of your life dumps you, you’re going to go a little nuts. But it’s a very specific form of crazy: There are actually conflicting neural systems active inside your brain. It’s like you’re falling in love all over again, only in reverse. Here’s how neuroscience explains it.
Two weeks ago, Nobel-prize winning cell biologist Tim Hunt created a storm of controversy when he made a comment about how he can’t work with women because he always falls in love with them, or they with him. But why does he think love in the lab is such a problem? Here are four stories of couples who met through…
For one obsessed suitor, death and decaying flesh couldn’t keep him from his one true sweetheart. America has long been the land of fulfilling one’s hopes and dreams. Or visions, as was the case of a German transplant by the name of Carl Tanzler.
Is there science behind keeping the spark alive in long-term relationships? A psychology researcher from the University of British Columbia says yes ... and she's got tips on how to keep love alive once the initial lust and sparkle dust starts to fade.
One of my biggest gaming regrets is that I've never taken the time to really dig deep into EVE Online. This latest trailer, featuring the voices of actual players, is a monument to what everyone else is missing.
Over the weekend, fandom converged in San Diego for Comic-Con, and while costumed superheroes were lining up to gawk at movie stars, they also had eyes for each other.
Can robots learn how to love? If you've watched or read any amount of scifi, you know the answer is definitely yes. But not all robots learn how to love wisely or well. In fact, some of them are pretty crappy at it. Here are just a few androids, AIs and automatons that have no business being in relationships.
Facebook's Data Science team has published a thought provoking post that examines the statistical correlation between couples' timeline posts and their burgeoning relationships.
Ladies! Do you find yourself exposing your bosoms for pretty much anybody you have a small amount of affection for? Then do I have good news for you! Japanese lingerie maker Ravijour has developed a bra whose clasp will only open when its wearer is experiencing true love.
Instead of giving Wendy a thimble, the grown up Peter Pan got down on one knee and made this fairy tale romance come true. Watch as Wendy and Peter Pan get engaged, while a gigantic puppet version of the Nana dog watches menacingly in the background.
Literary types often regard Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita as the greatest love story of the 20th century. They're close, but it's actually the '80s cartoon series Robotech.
Love feels like the greatest thing in the world... until it ends. When it does, we stop functioning at our full capacity. We lose motivation, find challenges insurmountable, and sometimes feel like we won’t love again. Fortunately, several studies have uncovered the root of why breakups just plain suck—and what you…
When Babelglyph wanted to propose to her girlfriend, she decided to celebrate their mutual love of Dungeons & Dragons and craft what is almost assuredly the first d20-themed engagement ring ever made. The result is the Ring of Matrimonial Awesomeness you see above, created by a professional jeweler from Babelglyph's…
Love is supposed to be this ultra-great emotion that leads to throbbing feelings of happiness, moments of unforgettable togetherness, and maybe flowers and jewelry, too. Unfortunately, the reality is that love often sucks. You fall in love with people who don't love you back, you get rejected by your idealized…
Current estimates put the number of stars in the Milky Way at well over 100 billion, each of which is thought to have at least one planet in its orbit. Assuming at least some of these planets have given rise to intelligent life capable of communicating with Earth, why haven't we heard from them yet?
Like Tony Stark, Eddie Zarick is a bit of an inventor. And like Tony Stark, Zarick had a Pepper Potts in his life he wanted to lock down. So like Tony Stark, Zarick built himself a mini-Arc Reactor, but instead of sticking it in his chest to use its electromagnetic properties to keep shrapnel from slowly tearing its…