Some say science is taking the romance out of romantic love through brain research. Maybe so, but Esquire writer A.J. Jacobs says perhaps that's what we need to find happiness. He's all for rational romance, and offers some "rational" Valentines you can send to that special someone.
Great scientific discoveries often come from great scientific mistakes. That's the theme of the new book Brilliant Blunders, written by a NASA scientist who says he's all-too-familiar with the fallibility of scientists.
A team of scientists and Google mapmakers travelled to the Galápagos to retrace Darwin's steps and to capture a 360-degree Street View perspective of the islands. Raleigh Seamster, project director for Google Maps, describes the journey.
Europe has a long history of searching for and cataloging its indigenous species. But, surprisingly, a number of species still went undiscovered. Now, there's a renewed effort to find the insects and other small creatures previously unknown — before humans unknowingly force them into extinction.
In Europe, home to history's greatest taxonomists, professional scientists and amateurs are scouring the countryside for new species — and finding them at an astonishing rate. Ari Daniel Shapiro of our partner program NOVA reports.
Brits are known for having a certain stiff upper lip. Keep Calm and Carry On and such. But recently, that stiff lip has, well, slackened. Take Andy Murray, who cried his way into British hearts during Wimbledon.