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Short Animation Imagines What Happens After You Throw A Coin Into A Fountain And Make A Wish

Video: Why do we throw coins into fountains and pretend that a wish will come true? Oh that’s right, there’s a wish granting man underneath every fountain that can totally make it happen. Or at least that’s what happens in this very cute short animation, The Wishgranter.

The Science Of Love, Explained With Chris Hemsworth's Voice (And Other Things)

While it’s romantic to think of love as an intangible feeling of mental and physical niceness, there’s plenty going on that’s of the chemical and organic persuasion. All of these very bodily activities — and their consequences — can be explained, mostly, by science, as Metal Floss is happy to show.

MRI Of Mother And Child Shows Love Through The Eyes Of Science

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.

Stop Facebook-Stalking Your Former Squeeze 

Breaking up is hard enough on its own, but when both you and your ex hang out on social media you can watch exactly how your (former) best beloved is moving on. A study in the journal Cyberpsychology, Behaviour, and Social Networking suggests that it’s probably healthier to click on something like a cat video instead.

Is There Really An Equation For Staying In Love?

Psychologists John and Julie Gottman spent years observing couples’ behaviour and developed a method that claims to predict a romantic relationship’s chances of long-term success. They have (of course) used what they learned to create a $US750-per-couple workshop that aims to help people become better partners.

Here's What Breaking Up Does To Your Brain

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.

The Best Stories About Scientists Working Together And Falling In Love

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 science, fell in love, and created a productive scientific collaboration — though not necessarily in that order.

Short Film: A Late Night Phone Call Can Bring Back So Many Memories

Dan Woodliff’s Still is a powerful short film that shows the emotional roller coaster ride that can happen when you look back at your memories with someone you love. It’s a mix of tense feelings, a whole lot of regret, a dash of hopefulness and a bit of happiness. Anyone who’s been on the phone with an ex after a relationship can relate.

Short Film: R2-D2 Adorably Falls In Love With A Blue Mailbox

Say it with me: Awwwww. In a story that’s a little like the first hour of Wall-E, this short film, Artoo In Love by Evan Atherton, tells a cute love story of R2-D2 and a blue mailbox. R2 starts holding picnics with it, zaps away people who want to mail things and holds an umbrella over its head when it rains.

This Oscar-Nominated Film About A Couple Growing Apart Melted My Heart

Video: Sometimes life — and love — seems to pass before your eyes at the speed of light. One day, you wake up and realise that the person you’ve been living with for years has changed so much that they have almost become a stranger. Head Over Heels is an Oscar nominated stop-motion film by Timothy Reckart that perfectly depicts that feeling.

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