Do You See Faces Everywhere? That's Because You're a Neurotic Mess

The good news is that you’re not hallucinating. The bad news is that if you see faces hidden in inanimate objects, such as electrical outlets or that avocado that you haven’t had the heart to eat and which is now rotting up your entire kitchen, it’s because you’re neurotic. Science says so! » 7/17/15 5:00pm 7/17/15 5:00pm

Relax, Everyone Who Isn't Cary Grant: There Is No Ideal Chin

Does this sound familiar? "Grow. Just grow. Why won't you grow, you stupid piece of trash stuck to the bottom of my face. Yes, you're garbage. You're a garbage chin." No? How about this? "You hulking monstrosity. It makes me sick to look at you. How does my jaw even support you? You're so huge, chin. Why do you have… » 4/11/13 11:31am 4/11/13 11:31am

Men Think Women Who Look Like Them Are Totally Hot

In a disturbing new sociological twist, that thing where dogs look like their owners might have something to do with how guys deem certain women more attractive than others. According to a study from a French research team at Institut des Sciences de l'Evolution de Montpellier printed in MedicalXpress, homogamy plays… » 12/01/12 4:45pm 12/01/12 4:45pm

Extreme Pain And Pleasure Produce Basically The Same Facial Expressions

Just to make your office just a liiiittle more sexually charged, the face you make when you're having an orgasm might be interchangeable to the face you make when you get a paper cut, posits a new study out of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem that was printed in Science yesterday. Researchers showed 45 Princeton… » 12/01/12 2:00pm 12/01/12 2:00pm

The GOP Has an Especially Feminine Face and Other Adventures in…

Let's hold hands as we stroll through this freshly-laid scientific minefield — Republican women in the House of Representatives generally, suggests a new study in the growing "social vision" branch of social science, have more "stereotypically feminine features" than their Democratic counterparts. Not only that, but… » 9/28/12 11:35am 9/28/12 11:35am

Beauty Is Not In The Eye Of The Beholder

A documentary series from 2001 called The Human Face reran on PBS last night, and it was really insightful. While the adage "Beauty is only skin deep" is often quoted when discussing what makes a person beautiful, doctors and scientists interviewed for the documentary say that isn't necessarily so. Beauty is actually… » 4/01/08 7:00pm 4/01/08 7:00pm