Some Male Butterflies Make Their Mates Smell Bad On Purpose (Cool Weird Awesome 479)

New research shows certain types of male butterflies can create an anti-pheromone they cover their partners in, hoping that the smelly chemical will ward off other males. Definitely not the most thoughtful Valentine's Day gift ever. Plus: data analysis shows the language people use about their relationships can predict a breakup months before it happens!

2021-02-11T08:42:33-05:00February 11th, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

Couple Songs Are A Thing, According To Science (Cool Weird Awesome 289)

You know how some couples have their own song? There’s actually psychological research into what are known officially as “couple-defining songs," and there are legitimate benefits to the relationship to choosing a tune to share. Plus: next time you're in Japan, drop by Neko Neko Shokupan and share one of their famous cat-shaped breads with someone special.

2020-05-01T09:06:42-04:00May 1st, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |
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