Ologies: Philematology (KISSING) with Robin Dunbar

Why do we kiss? What makes a good kiss or a bad kiss? How many microbes do we exchange? Is it good for us?

One of the world’s most accomplished researchers on kissing, social behavior and relationships, Oxford University anthropologist Dr . Robin Dunbar, reluctantly agrees to be interviewed and explains how kissing may have evolved, how discos are research labs and friends are people you can invite yourself to have a beer with. Also: how to deal with the loneliness of isolation, autism and intimacy, why your cheerfulness may impact people you don’t even know and Alie’s first kiss.

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Volcanoes. Trees. Drunk butterflies. Mars missions. Slug sex. Death. Beauty standards. Anxiety busters. Beer science. Bee drama.

Take away a pocket full of science knowledge and charming, bizarre stories about what fuels these professional -ologists’ obsessions. Humorist and science correspondent Alie Ward asks smart people stupid questions and the answers might change your life.

Science Topics
Biology, Health & Medicine, Sociology
High School
9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, Adults

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