Make people misjudge your attractiveness with the Cheerleader Effect

Want to appear more attractive to people? Only show pictures of yourself when you're with your friends. Amazingly, this is not marketing — you don't appear more attractive because you're popular or loved, you actually trick people's brains into considering your face more attractive. » 3/03/14 6:40am 3/03/14 6:40am

Meet the two hottest average people on the planet

These two good-looking characters are made from composites of other pictures. It's been known for some time that, if many people's faces are collected into a composite, the result is a more attractive face. This woman's face is a combination of 64 real pictures of women, and the man's face is a combination of 32 real… » 10/20/11 9:20am 10/20/11 9:20am

The makers of The Sagan Series bring you The Feynman Series

Many of you are probably familiar with The Sagan Series, a collection of videos that pays tribute to the inspirational words of astrophysics-giant Carl Sagan. (And if you're not familiar with the series, you owe it to yourself to check it out immediately, starting with this emotionally stirring first installment). » 10/03/11 11:55am 10/03/11 11:55am

Re-Grow Your Skin With "Cosmeceuticals"

Several new products that hover between being cosmetics and pharmeceuticals promise to make aging skin look young again. And apparently there's medical proof that they work. The main signs of aging skin are an uneven surface, wrinkles, and discoloration. Now a North Carolina dermatologist says each of these symptoms… » 12/31/07 7:00am 12/31/07 7:00am