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#SciAmBlogs Thursday - Valentine s Day, Whale Sharks, Simian Space Race, Quantum Entanglement, Science News in Black Media, and more.

With a slight delay compared to the usual scheduling, today we present both Image of the Week and Video of the Week.- Rebecca Guenard - My Sweaty Valentine - Joel Taylor - Chocolat Anyone! - Maria Konnikova - Valentine’s Day on the planet of the Little Prince - Krystal D'Costa - Decoding the Art of Flirtation - Evelyn Lamb - Romance, Continued Fractions, and You - Kalliopi Monoyios - How to Mend a Broken Heart - Ashutosh Jogalekar - Anxiety drug makes fish bolder and more asocial - Eric Michael Johnson - Macaque and Dagger in the Simian Space Race - John R...

STAFFFebruary 14, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

Valentine's Day on the planet of the Little Prince

When my wonderful agent, Seth Fishman, got married this summer, he decided on one of the most original and thoughtful presents for his bride-to-be, Marget, that I had ever seen: a bound book of reflections on love from his friends and clients...

February 14, 2013 — Maria Konnikova

FDA Approves First Retinal Implant

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Thursday approved the first retinal implant for use in the United States. The FDA’s green light for Second Sight’s Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System gives hope to those blinded by a rare genetic eye condition called advanced retinitis pigmentosa, which damages the light-sensitive cells that line the retina.For Second Sight, FDA approval follows more than 20 years of development, two clinical trials and more than $200 million in funding—half from the National Eye Institute, the Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation, and the rest from private investors...

February 14, 2013 — Larry Greenemeier

Quantum Daughter

Video of the Week #79, February 14th, 2013: From: Quantum Shorts: Winners of the 2012 Competition by Jennifer Ouellette at Cocktail Party Physics .

February 14, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

I Can Typing

Image of the Week #79, February 14th, 2013: From: The Intelligent Use of Animations by Kalliopi Monoyios at Symbiartic and Commenting threads: good, bad, or not at all...

February 14, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

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