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Love on Scope: A look back

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Love is in the air. And in honor of the Valentine's Day holiday, here are some of our favorite love-themed posts of the past.

Love blocks pain, Stanford study shows: According to a 2010 study, intense, passionate feelings of love can block pain in ways similar to painkillers or illicit drugs like cocaine.

Scientist pens love letter to stem cells, calls them "irresistible": "While you frustrated me to no end, I found you irresistible," wrote a scientist-turned-blogger about stem cells.

"Love hormone" may mediate wider range of relationships than previously thought: There's more to oxytocin, the so-called love hormone, than arousal and bonding, said Stanford scientists in 2013.

A study of people's ability to love: Check out the "love competition" put on by a group of Stanford neuroscientists (with the help of an fMRI machine).

Valentine's Day advice from "lovestruck scientists": Looking for some science-based dating tips "that could boost your chances on Valentine's Day?" This is the post for you.

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