Study finds beautiful women face discrimination in certain jobs
While many see no downside to being beautiful, a professor at the University of Colorado Denver Business School says attractive women face discrimination when it comes to landing certain kinds of jobs.
Study demonstrates sexual attraction to those who resemble our parents, ourselves
Better-looking politicians get more media coverage
The better a politician's looks, the higher the frequency of television news coverage, shows a new study carried out at the University of Haifa's Department of Communication, published in the International Journal of Press/Politics. "Earli ...
Pride, prejudice and the 'Darcin effect'
The pheromone that attracts female mice to the odour of a particular male has been identified. Named 'darcin' by researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Biology (after Darcy, the attractive hero in Jane Austen ...
The sound of seduction: Lowering voice may be means of signaling attraction
the preening, the coy eye contact - but voice plays a role, too.
Searching for dark energy with the whole world's supernova dataset
The international Supernova Cosmology Project (SCP), based at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, has announced the Union2 compilation of hundreds of Type Ia supernovae, ...
Women do make men throw caution to the wind, research confirms
The presence of an attractive woman elevates testosterone levels and physical risk taking in young men, according to a recent study in the inaugural issue of Social Psychological and Personality Science.
Research finds attractive women increase risky behaviour in young men
(PhysOrg.com) -- University of Queensland research suggests that the presence of a beautiful woman can lead men to throw caution to the wind.
Psychology Professor Says Love at First Sight More Likely Attraction at First Sight
If you're hoping that cupid's arrow finds you on Valentine's Day, don't expect it to be a case of "love at first sight," according to a Kansas State University psychology professor.
Merging galaxies create a binary quasar (w/ Video)
Astronomers have found the first clear evidence of a binary quasar within a pair of actively merging galaxies. Quasars are the extremely bright centers of galaxies surrounding super-massive black holes, and ...
An average voice is beautiful, say scientists
(PhysOrg.com) -- Nobody wants to be average, so we are told, but scientists at the University of Glasgow have found that when it comes to vocal attractiveness, sounding average attracts more admirers.
Surprising discovery: X-rays drive formation of new crystals
detect broken bones, tumors and dental cavities, analyze atoms in diverse materials and screen luggage at airports -- but who knew they could cause crystals to form?
Galaxy Collision Switches on Black Hole
(PhysOrg.com) -- This composite image of data from three different telescopes shows an ongoing collision between two galaxies, NGC 6872 and IC 4970.
Scientists show that female fruit flies can be 'too attractive' to males
Females can be too attractive to the opposite sex -- too attractive for their own good -- say biologists at UC Santa Barbara. They found that, among fruit flies, too much male attention directed toward attractive ...