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Romance makes us giddy—or flat-out crazy. Our science team breaks down the chemical, sociological and evolutionary reasons

Science happens every day. Long before there was politics or economics or global affairs, science ran the show. In-depth science coverage is part of the DNA of TIME, and we've been at it a while, starting with our cover story on physician and Nobel laureate Sir Frederick Grant Banting, in our Aug. 27, 1923, issue, in the first year of the magazine's existence.

In the decades since, we've put writing and reporting about science at the heart of our editorial mission, bringing generations of readers news on such sweeping stories as the hunt for a polio vaccine, the race to the...

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