At the Seattle Aquarium, the annual tradition of watching live octopuses bone on Valentine’s Day was canceled last night. Why? Cannibalism concerns, of course.
Get ready for the end of the world, folks.
If you and your significant other refuse to buy into another manufactured Hallmark holiday, here’s the perfect counter-programming to share so all your friends and followers on social media know exactly how you feel.
The best movies are never what you think they are. You sit down expecting one thing, and then you get that, and so much more. One of the threads most commonly hidden in films, especially genre films, is a real romance. So in honor of Valentine’s Day, here are eight science fiction movies that are secretly romances.
Love. Is there anything more important? No. Which is why, even though Valentine's Day may be over, you still have nothing more important to do then check out the 12 photos of love, submitted for this week's Shooting Challenge.
I hate Valentine's Day. Don't get me wrong — I enjoy romance, and being in love, and all that crap. I just despise all the bullshit ads about buying flowers and candy and state-sanctioned representations of erotic attachment. That's why I got a warm glow inside when my sweetie gave me this awesome flash drive and…
Behold, as otters and penguins at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium enjoy their custom-frozen V-Day treats. And the good people at Shedd filmed it, so that even the darkest hearts could find a reason to melt juuuuust a little on this most polarizing of holidays.
Valentine's Day is finally here. And in keeping with tradition, the lonely hearts amongst us will spend the evening partaking in a sacred ritual known as "human Cathy comic." But it doesn't have to be this way! There's an entire world of products out there designed for the express purpose of helping you lie to…
Is there science behind keeping the spark alive in long-term relationships? A psychology researcher from the University of British Columbia says yes ... and she's got tips on how to keep love alive once the initial lust and sparkle dust starts to fade.
"It's a bad time, this time of year" ... especially if you live in Valentine Bluffs, setting for 1981 seasonal classic My Bloody Valentine. Come for the freaky miners, marvel at the gore, and stay for the excellent end-credits music.
Happy heart hump-hump day! To celebrate, we're bringing back io9 Valentine's Cards! Why? Because you're all a pack of weirdos, but you're OUR weirdos and we love you. So enjoy our festive collection of geeky love and pop culture references.
The staff of symmetry has created a fun set of physics-themed Valentines to share with the people you love. And because ours is a universe that contains both matter and antimatter, they've created a complementary set of anti-Valentines, for the people you love to hate.
It's February 14 and you're alone (again). Fret not, because there is still time to find a date. Don't feel weird looking for love (or even just one night of it) on Valentine's Day. It's more than guaranteed other single souls are doing the same.
Today, those of us who have significant others are obligated to spend time with them. Logic says that the rest of us go straight home after work and spend the night enjoying the most romantic porn we can find. Right? Untrue! People across the country actually watch less porn on Valentine's Day.
We asked you to share your online dating horror stories, and share you did—sometimes with explicit and terrifying details. Following are your very best worst tales of internet love. They're not for the faint of heart.
On the worst OKCupid date I ever went on, the guy was 30 pounds heavier than his pics, ate wings like a slob, licked his fingers, and talked about his upset stomach the whole time. It was the worst date in history. We want to hear your online dating war stories, too.
Valentine's Day is the perfect time to make a restaurant-caliber meal at home—especially if you just realized it's on Friday and there are no good dinner reservations left. Modernist cooking enlists techniques that require less active time cooking, while still producing rich flavors—just the sort of thing needed to…