1. Valentine’s Day is just a few days away! Are you thinking about love? We are, because it’s one of the topics of the Radioactive exhibition up at our main building on Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street. The full name of the exhibition is Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie, A Tale of Love and Fallout, and seeing this free exhibit would be a fantastic part of a cheap date for science geeks. We know this.

    Here’s a video from the Radioactive exhibition website; its an animation by Maayan Tzuriel, based on the drawings of Lauren Redniss. Chopin’s “Ballade No. 4” is performed by Martha Kato. It’s one of four videos produced by students at Parsons the New School for Design in collaboration with NYPL and Redniss for the Radioactive exhibit, book, and website. Appropriately, the title of the video is “The Instability of Matter.”