Sunday, January 31, 2010

Are We Alone for 02/01/10 - It's the Science, Cupid!

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Are We Alone - It's the Science, Cupid!

Love makes us feel warm and mushy, but the sweet sting of Cupid’s arrow makes a compelling chemistry lesson, too. Research into animal mating and human courtship provides clues to an eternal mystery: what’s the purpose of love?

Learn lessons from the family values of field mice, and affectionate same-sex penguin pairs. Plus: Darwin’s take on speed dating, and the science of smooching.

  • Helen Fisher – Anthropologist, Rutgers University
  • Sarah Woodley – Biologist, Duquesne University
  • Skyler Place – Doctoral Student, Indiana University’s Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
  • Larry Young – Neurobiologist, Emory University
  • Marlene Zuk – Biologist, University of California, Riverside

You can listen to this and other episodes at, and be sure to check out Are We A Blog?, the companion blog to the radio show.

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