Most Popular Lip Balm: Burt's Bees

After a record number of comments, nominations, recommendations, and votes, Burt's Bees is your choice for best lip balm by a wide margin. » 3/13/15 3:21pm 3/13/15 3:21pm

Guillermo del Toro Won't Direct a Beauty and the Beast Film After All

No, it's not the live-action version being done by Disney, it's the Warner Bros. version called Beauty and starring Emma Watson. Apparently, del Toro's other commitments made it impossible for him to direct, despite writing and producing the film. [Deadline] » 6/12/14 11:00pm 6/12/14 11:00pm

Stop-Motion Makeup Short Tells A Story On Your Face

Super clever makeup artist Elvis Schmoulianoff has created this sensational stop-motion short that we cannot stop watching. Inspired by the street work from BLU (specifically the wonderful piece titled "MUTO") Schmoulianoff has created his own stop motion beauty. Watch! » 4/29/14 9:45am 4/29/14 9:45am

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

The most badass thing you'll see today: a bald eagle with 3D-printed…

Here's some feel-good news for your Thursday, not to mention one of the most inspired applications of 3D-printing we've seen yet: a bald eagle with a prosthetic, 3D-printed beak. » 9/13/12 12:20pm 9/13/12 12:20pm

Which new superhero will join Earth's Mightiest Heroes in The Avengers 2

After The Avengers made another $100 million at the box office this weekend, a sequel is simply a matter of time. And it sounds like Joss Whedon has a definite idea about whom he wants to add to the team... and it isn't another dude! » 5/14/12 6:00am 5/14/12 6:00am

Watch the latest installment in The Feynman Series, featuring Joan…

If you're not already familiar with the Sagan Series, drop what you're doing and watch them at once, starting with this rousing first installment (warning, this will give you chills and/or make you cry). » 4/02/12 12:11pm 4/02/12 12:11pm

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

The layers of Earth's atmosphere, illuminated by sunrise

This photograph of clouds in the upper atmosphere was taken from the International Space Station. You can see the rising sun illuminating the layers of our atmosphere. » 7/05/10 7:00am 7/05/10 7:00am

Beauty Rays Bombard A Woman's Face, While Her Mind Receives New…

This looks like an android receiving an energy blast and new personality protocols, but it's actually a woman being bombarded with high-energy light-emitting diodes, the latest skin treatment. (And her personality is getting reprogrammed, too.) » 5/20/09 10:52am 5/20/09 10:52am

"Beauty Machine" Makes Every Face a Pretty Face

Beauty is not the stuff of poetry anymore; it can be quantified and generated automatically via computer. At least, that's the claim of a group of researchers in Israel who have built a new software tool that can convert any face into the face of a supermodel. Computer scientist Daniel Cohen-Or, lead researcher on… » 11/06/08 4:35pm 11/06/08 4:35pm

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

I Want A Bionic Perm!


There's no better way to unwind after a tough mission than with a makeover at the Bionic Beauty Salon, circa 1976. After all, you may be a cyborg, but you're still a lady. P.S. You can see more toys spawned by the original Bionic Woman at Bug Eyed Monster. » 11/21/07 12:30pm 11/21/07 12:30pm