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2011-01-07 06:15:00

A chemical signal released in the tears of a crying woman may temporarily lower a man's testosterone level if he is within sniffing range of the tears, even though there is no noticeable odor given off, according to researchers from Israel's Weizmann Institute of Science and the Wolfson Hospital near Tel Aviv. It is the first such signal researchers have found in human tears, and it's probably not unique to just women's. Theirs were just the first to be studied. "It's hard to get men to...

2010-12-23 17:31:03

When prowling for a hook up, it's not always the good-looker who gets the girl. In fact, in a certain species of South American fish, brawn and stealth beat out colorful and refined almost every time. In a series of published studies of a South American species of fish (Poecilia parae), which are closely related to guppies, Syracuse University scientists have discovered how the interplay between male mating strategies and predator behavior has helped preserve the population's distinctive...

2010-12-21 15:31:56

A new University of British Columbia study has found that people identify the personality traits of people who are physically attractive more accurately than others during short encounters. The study, published in the December edition of Psychological Science, suggests people pay closer attention to people they find attractive, and is the latest scientific evidence of the advantages of perceived beauty. Previous research has shown that individuals tend to find attractive people more...

2010-12-20 08:15:18

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ If you're trying to look your best for the holiday season the key is to get a good night's sleep. For the first time, there is scientific backing for the concept of beauty sleep, according to the study's authors. The study, led by John Axelsson from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, investigated the relationship between sleep and perceptions of attractiveness and health. The authors believe this research is important in today's 24 hour society with the number of...

2010-12-15 14:37:42

Research: Beauty sleep -- experimental study on the perceived health and attractiveness of sleep deprived people If you want to look attractive and healthy, the best thing you can do is get a good night's sleep, finds research in the Christmas issue published on bmj.com today. For the first time, say the authors, there is scientific backing for the concept of beauty sleep. The study, led by John Axelsson from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, investigated the relationship between sleep and...

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2010-11-09 14:15:04

Concordia University investigation published in Personality and Individual Differences Potential investors might wish to examine the fingers of their financial advisor prior to signing over any savings. A new study from Concordia University has found the length between the second and fourth finger is an indicator of high levels of prenatal testosterone, risk-taking and potential financial success in men. The findings, published in the journal of Personality and Individual Differences, suggest...

2010-10-11 05:13:00

REYKJAVIK, Iceland, October 11, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In two of the largest metastudies of their kind to date, scientists from the GIANT consortium, including deCODE as well as hundreds of academic institutions on three continents, today report the discovery of eighteen new regions of the human genome contributing to obesity and thirteen new regions influencing waist-hip ratio (WHR). The studies bring together data on body mass index (BMI, a measure of obesity), WHR (a measure of...

2010-09-28 18:14:31

Scientists in Australia and Hong Kong have conducted a comprehensive study to discover how different body measurements correspond with ratings of female attractiveness. The study, published in the Journal of Evolutionary Biology, found that across cultural divides young, tall and long armed women were considered the most attractive. "Physical attractiveness is an important determining factor for evolutionary, social and economic success," said lead author Robert Brooks from the University of...

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2010-08-28 10:45:07

Less-pretty female house sparrows tend to lower their aim when selecting a mate. Addressing the lack of studies on condition-dependency of female mate choice, researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Evolutionary Biology found that female sparrows of a low quality prefer males of an equally low quality. Researchers from the Konrad Lorenz Institute for Ethology in Vienna studied sexual selection preferences in the common house sparrow. Though it has always been assumed that females...

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2010-08-08 22:14:14

Being attractive can adversely affect careersWhile 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.In a study released in the May/June Journal of Social Psychology, Stefanie Johnson, assistant professor of management at UC Denver Business School, found that beauty has an ugly side, at least for women.Attractive women were discriminated against when...