We may be a bit biased at Live Science, but we think the best Valentine’s Day tweets are the science ones.
In fact, there were so many pun-filled and hands-down heartwarming scientific Valentines in our Twitter feeds that we had to share them with you. For one, there was this beetle carrying a rose to its sweetheart:
here I come, valentine pic.twitter.com/lHA8mP8Fx4
— Spike the Beetle (@SpikeTheBeetle) February 13, 2018
And hats off to the Cincinnati Zoo for making this great otter pun. [The Color of Blood: Here Are Nature’s Reddest Reds (Photos)]
— Cincinnati Zoo (@CincinnatiZoo) February 14, 2018
Gordon’s School, a boarding school in Surrey, England, came up with this flirty electroplating science experiment.
Valentine’s Day electroplating. Copper cathode with @Sharpie, Zinc anode in Zinc sulfate. After plating, place in acetone to remove permanent ink. @chem13news @johndhodonoghue @WRBdB #realtimechem #chemed #timeforchem #scied #Valentines #ValentinesDay pic.twitter.com/cZuW82D7YV
— Gordon’s Science (@GordonsScience) February 6, 2018
Artist and writer Rosemary Mosco noted that “my love for you is like a peregrine falcon.” This is sure to win over ornithologists’ hearts.
— Rosemary Mosco (@RosemaryMosco) February 12, 2018
Let’s not forget Charles Darwin, whose 209th birthday was Monday.
— Lady Naturalist (@LadyNaturalist) February 13, 2018
And that no one, even an antibody, is immune to love.
No one is immune to love. pic.twitter.com/fXXeJJ2C8t
— Maris Wicks (@mariswicks) February 13, 2018
Penguins decorated their nests with felt hearts at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.
Happy #ValentinesDay, from our 2 new African penguin chicks & entire Species Survival Plan colony! PS: Our annual “Penguin Valentines” livestream starts 10:30am PST here ➵ https://t.co/PgG5PmIcAT pic.twitter.com/eP6k69rP1g
— CA AcademyOfSciences (@calacademy) February 14, 2018
Scientist @DevilleSy wrote a beautiful poem about flowers … and the peer-review process.
Roses are red,
Lilies are blue,
This poem was short,
But reviewer 3 required a number of modifications, so we had to cite many of his own poems and also change the title of the poem, rephrase the last few rhymes, and replace violets by lilies #AcademicValentines
— Sylvain (@DevilleSy) February 14, 2018
The Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford, England, showed us a real heart in a heart-shaped casket.
— Pitt Rivers Museum (@Pitt_Rivers) February 14, 2018
Retired astronaut Chris Hadfield posted a bunch of heart-shaped craters spotted on Mars.
Happy Valentine’s Day, from hearts on Mars, to you. pic.twitter.com/9cZ68nZD5a
— Chris Hadfield (@Cmdr_Hadfield) February 14, 2018
The European Space Agency offered its followers a diamond ring. Talk about true love!
— ESA (@esa) February 12, 2018
And we couldn’t pass up this porcupine pun. Thanks @AdventureAqua, and Happy Valentine’s Day!
— Adventure Aquarium (@AdventureAqua) February 14, 2018
Original article on Live Science.