February 10, 2016 8:33 pm

Are you ready for Valentine’s Day, StarTalk style?

Photo of Pluto's heart, for a post about StarTalk Radio's Valentine's Day Cosmic Queries episode. Credits: NASA/APL/SwRI.

Sure, we could show you a photo of a romantic couple sharing champagne with a beautiful sunset in the distance… or we can show you the photo that stole our hearts! Credits: NASA/APL/SwRI.

What’s love got to do with it?

That could be the theme of our Valentine’s Day episode, where host Neil deGrasse Tyson, co-host Chuck Nice and their returning guest, biological anthropologist Dr. Helen Fisher, answer your burning questions about the science of love.

Questions like…

“What’s the difference between being addicted to love and addicted to drugs?”

“Why does no one love me?”

“Is human love more than chemical interaction?”

“Why does love hurt?”

“Biologically speaking, is loving a pet or an object the same as a person loving another person?”

And my favorite, “Is the state of being in love more like mental illness or chemical imbalance?”

Because Dr. Fisher is both a Research Fellow at the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction, and the chief scientific advisor at Match.com, she is uniquely qualified to answer your Cosmic Queries.

And just in time, too.

Because in addition to making plans for the most romantic evening of the year, and making sure you’ve gotten the requisite mandatories, from chocolates, to flowers, to jewelry, to whatever floats your own particular partner’s boat, there’s one thing that can help you have a more satisfying Valentine’s Day: science.

So join us on Friday, February 12 at 7pm ET on our website, iTunes Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn and SoundCloud.

What you learn this Friday could make a big difference this Sunday.

Then again, maybe you should buy a bigger box of chocolates, just in case.

That’s it for now. Keep Looking Up!
–Jeffrey Simons


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