The Daily Matter
PUBLISHED : Thursday, 14 February, 2013, 12:00pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 14 February, 2013, 5:16pm

Love, sex, reproduction and a rose grown in space: science for Valentine's Day


Christy Choi is a news reporter for the South China Morning Post covering science and technology. Before the SCMP, she worked for the Phnom Penh Post and Time, writing about sharks helping tame lionfish invasions, mealybug infestations, human trafficking and the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami, among others. As a former contemporary arts curator, she has a soft spot for the arts, and while science is her beat at the Post, she won’t say no to a good yarn about pretty much anything under the sun. Reach her on Twitter @jchristychoi

You knew the scientists were going to be all over this.

Ed Yong at Not Exactly Rocket Science takes this special occasion to talk about the very strange penis of the alligator.

David Shiffman of Southern Fried Scientist talks about the mating habits of his one true love -- sharks -- in "50 Shades of Grey Reef Sharks".

Maria Popova (not a scientist, but her blog Brain Pickings is amazing) tells us why there are roughly 871 special someones out there in the world for each of us.

While those folks at Scientific American tell us about a rose grown in space. It apparently smells different!

And of course, who could forget the Valentine’s Day cards for that special scientist or science geek in your life. (Mental Floss)

Happy Valentine’s Day!


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