The Mathematical Formulae That Will Help You Get Dates

In a charming TEDx talk at Binghamton University last year, complexity expert Hannah Fry applies her math skills to romantic relationships. Watch as she explains how pattern theory may help you get dates, how to use optimal stopping theory to pick a spouse, and how an understanding of negativity thresholds can help… »5/02/15 3:30pm5/02/15 3:30pm

How a Women's Libido Pill Could Actually Save Monogamy

Despite the fact that all I want in life is a daemon familiar and a wand and a sarcastic dappled mare who really gets me and violet eyes and a tower, in actuality I'm forever harping on the fact that magic isn't real. There are no magic Spanx that will turn you into Cindy Crawford. There is no magic begoggled top hat… »5/23/13 5:51pm5/23/13 5:51pm

Science proves that you should un-friend your ex on Facebook

It's a question that many couples face in the aftermath of a breakup: "Do we still stay Facebook friends?" Inevitably, in an attempt to show maturity and poise, many couples choose to remain connected. But now, new research is showing that keeping tabs on your former partner is a big mistake — one that will have a… »9/20/12 6:14pm9/20/12 6:14pm

Your preference for beer shows that you're into casual sex — and other fun facts pulled from dating sites

Online dating sites are not only a boon for people looking to start relationships — they're also proving to be extremely beneficial for people who like to crunch lots of data. Some psychologists and mathematicians are taking the copious amounts of information that you're putting into these sites to get a better sense… »6/21/12 7:27pm6/21/12 7:27pm