Ready for Valentine’s Day? Find out – How many heartbeats do we get? @okaytobesmart

It’s Okay To Be Smart – How Many Heartbeats Do We Get?

Science really gets my heart going…

Ever wonder how the heart symbol came to stand for the actual heart? And why do we speak of the heart as the seat of love, when love really happens in our brains? Is it true that animals only get a billion heartbeats? This week, we give you enough cool cardiac science to make your heart skip a beat.

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Can you feel the love? #ElsevierValentines #ScienceValentines

Valentine’s day is the time for everyone to show their love, including scientists!  Scientists have taken to the twitterverse with clever, snarky, and cute science-themed valentines.  Enjoy and follow along with #ScienceValentines or, on a more serious level, #ElsevierValentines – which is meant to comment on the publishers controversial relationship with scientists and open access. Let’s just say… it’s complicated.