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Beauty is simpler, and less special, than we realize
Beauty, long studied by philosophers, and more recently by scientists, is simpler than we might think, New York University psychology researchers have concluded in a new analysis. (2018-08-20)

Research into the correlation between beauty and body size shows that women are the harshest judges
Research published in the journal Economics and Human Biology has described the relationship between attractiveness, BMI and gender, showing that while women are both the harshest judges of weight in relation to beauty, they are also judged negatively by both men and women for being overweight. (2016-04-07)

Beauty requires thought, neuroscientists find
Experiencing beauty requires thought, a team of neuroscientists finds, in a new study that confirms an 18th-century claim by the philosopher Immanuel Kant. (2017-05-11)

The meteorite 'Black Beauty' expands the window for when life might have existed on Mars
New evidence for a rapid crystallization and crust formation on Mars has just been published in a study from the Centre for Star and Planet Formation at the Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen. The study, based on the analysis of the rare Mars meteorite Black Beauty, significantly expands the window for when life might have existed on Mars. (2018-06-28)

Commentary asks: What constitutes beauty and how is it perceived?
Beauty has many facets. Research shows there are many biological, psychological, cultural and social aspects that influence how beauty and attractiveness are perceived. Researchers now believe that beauty preferences are partly an effect of a rudimentary cognitive process that appears quite early in life, with humans having a seemingly automatic ability to categorize a person as beautiful or not. Scientific literature supports such physical features as universal criteria for human attractiveness. (2019-06-05)

Muslim headscarf may buffer against negative body image among women
Researchers have found that British Muslim women who wear a hijab generally have more positive body image, are less reliant on media messages about beauty ideals, and place less importance on appearance than those who do not wear a hijab. These effects appear to be driven by use of a hijab specifically, rather than religiosity. (2014-09-02)

Beauty requires thought -- study supports philosophical claim
Does the experience of beauty require a person to think? And can sensuous pleasures, like eating or sex, be beautiful? Such questions have long preoccupied philosophers, with Immanuel Kant making the famous claim that beauty requires thought, unlike sensuous pleasure, which, he said, can never be beautiful. Now, researchers reporting in Current Biology say that Kant was right on one count and wrong on the other. (2017-05-11)

Beauty may be much more than skin deep
Scientists at L'Oreal, in hot pursuit of the hidden elements of beauty, seem well on their way to disputing the old adage, (2010-03-03)

Leading researchers discuss beauty and explanation of mathematics
Are mathematical beauty and mathematical explanation related in any way? This question is posed to philosophers, mathematicians and mathematics educators from across the globe when they meet at Umeå University in Sweden during 10 to 12 March. (2014-03-03)

Revealed: The deadly superbugs lurking in more than nine in ten make-up bags
The vast majority of in-use make-up products such as beauty blenders, mascara and lip gloss are contaminated with potentially life threatening superbugs, new research from Aston University published in the Journal of Applied Microbiology has revealed. (2019-12-02)

Designing gene therapy
Scientists in the Barabas group at EMBL have increased the efficiency of a genome-engineering tool called Sleeping Beauty, which is showing promise in clinical trials for leukemia and lymphoma immunotherapies. They made the improvement by determining the 3-D structure of the molecule's active domain, and using that information to design better versions of this tool. In a study published in Nature Communications, they reveal structural information that they hope will ultimately result in better patient outcomes. (2016-03-31)

How do beauty product ads affect consumer self esteem and purchasing?
A new study in the Journal of Consumer Research found that ads featuring beauty products actually lower female consumers' self-esteem. (2010-10-18)

Beauty is in the medial orbito-frontal cortex of the beholder, study finds
A region at the front of the brain 'lights up' when we experience beauty in a piece of art or a musical excerpt, according to research funded by the Wellcome Trust. The study goes some way to supporting the views of David Hume and others that beauty lies in the beholder rather than in the object. (2011-07-06)

Views of ideal female appearance in China are changing
A University of Delaware researcher found that young women in China, living in a rapidly changing society with more personal independence, disposable income and exposure to Western media than ever before, are also altering their views of female beauty. Her research aims to determine whether these factors are leading to increasing body image concerns such as eating disorders and weight and shape concerns that have been reported in Asia. (2018-11-28)

Is being generous the next beauty trend?
Research from Indiana University found that more attractive people are more likely to be givers, and givers are rated as more attractive. (2020-08-31)

Health and beauty info sources may influence risky indoor tanning behaviors
Young women who receive health and beauty information from their friends and through social media may be more likely to ignore the risks of indoor tanning, according to a team of researchers. (2018-12-03)

The beauty machine
Tel Aviv University makes the average face a knockout with a single click. (2008-11-06)

Mathematical beauty activates same brain region as great art or music
People who appreciate the beauty of mathematics activate the same part of their brain when they look at aesthetically pleasing formula as others do when appreciating art or music, suggesting that there is a neurobiological basis to beauty. (2014-02-12)

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder the world over
Western culture is increasingly obsessed with physical appearance and beauty, but vanity is nothing new, nor is it limited to just one culture. Moreover, differences in our perception of physical beauty have an enormous impact on the fashion, cosmetics, and weight control industries, and more recently on aesthetic surgery trends. Understanding how culture and region alter the perception of beauty is therefore not only of anthropological and social interest but underpins multibillion dollar industries across the globe. (2010-10-15)

TAU scientists teach a computer to recognize attractiveness in women
Will the Miss America pageant ever be the same? (2008-04-04)

Meteorite may represent 'bulk background' of Mars' battered crust
NWA 7034, a meteorite found a few years ago in the Moroccan desert, is like no other rock ever found on Earth. It's been shown to be a 4.4 billion-year-old chunk of the Martian crust, and according to a new analysis, rocks just like it may cover vast swaths of Mars. (2015-01-30)

Income inequality fuels status anxiety and sexualisation, research shows
Researchers at the universities of Melbourne and New South Wales have examined the relationship between income inequality, status anxiety and sexualisation of women. (2019-11-25)

Research letter examines evolving standards of beauty
A new research letter published by JAMA Dermatology analyzes People magazine's World's Most Beautiful list to compare standards of beauty in 1990 with the present day. (2017-10-11)

'The Colors of Infinity'
The groundbreaking documentary accompanying The Colours of Infinity is presented by Arthur C. Clarke with music by David Gilmour of Pink Floyd. Introduced fifteen years ago, this brought the subject of fractals to the attention of the general public for the first time; since then it has been shown in over fifty countries around the world. (2011-02-11)

A bird's eye view of art
Pigeons could be art critics yet, according to a new study which shows that like humans, pigeons can be trained to tell the difference between (2009-06-30)

Perfect mannequins a turnoff for some consumers
Mannequins' long legs, tiny waistlines and perfect busts can sour some shoppers on the products they're wearing, especially consumers who don't like the look of their own bodies. (2017-08-30)

Leading neuroscientist seeks beauty, love and happiness
One of the world's leading neuroscientists is to search for the neural and biological basis for creativity, beauty and love after receiving over £1 million from the Wellcome Trust, the UK's largest medical research charity. The research will bring together science, the arts and philosophy to answer fundamental questions about what it means to be human. (2007-11-13)

The environmental injustice of beauty
A commentary calls for policies to protect women, especially minority women, from exposure to toxic chemicals in beauty products. (2017-08-16)

Close relations exhibit greater agreement on the attractiveness of faces
Researchers at Harvard University have shown that spouses, siblings and close friends are more likely to have similar preferences with regard to the attractiveness of faces. (2007-12-12)

First impressions of beauty may demonstrate why the pretty prosper
We might not be able to resist a pretty face after all, according to a report from the University of Pennsylvania. Experiments in which subjects were given a fraction of a second to judge (2006-01-18)

Do you really get paid less if you're 'ugly'?
Do beautiful people earn more while those who are not so gorgeous are paid less? It's not as simple as that, according to Satoshi Kanazawa of the London School of Economics and Political Science in the UK and Mary Still of the University of Massachusetts in Boston. People's salaries are influenced by more than just physical attractiveness, and individual differences count too. The study is published in Springer's Journal of Business and Psychology. (2017-02-16)

EMBL spins the Sleeping Beauty transposase
EMBL scientists have developed a new variant of the Sleeping Beauty transposase. It has dramatically improved biochemical features, including enhanced stability and intrinsic cell penetrating properties. This transposase can be used for genome engineering of stem cells and therapeutic T cells. As such it is extremely valuable for use in regenerative medicine and cancer immunotherapy. The underlying genome engineering procedures will in the future also reduce costs and improve the safety of genome modifications. (2019-11-04)

£1 million donation for burns research in Wales
A UK awarding body associated with hairdressing and beauty therapy is donating £1 million to support vital research at a major UK Centre for Burns Research based at Cardiff University and Morriston Hospital, Swansea. The first donation of its kind by The Vocational Training Charitable Trust, it is the largest single contribution to the pioneering research programme soon to start in South Wales. (2007-10-18)

The rain frog that turned into a Sleeping beauty is a new species from the Peruvian Andes
A new species of rain frog was discovered in the premontane forests of the Peruvian central Andes. Referring to the mountain chain's local name, the amphibian's name translates to 'Sleeping beauty.' Another striking thing about the new frog is the contrasting bright red that coats its groins, shanks and thighs. Discovered by Drs. Germán Chávez and Alessandro Catenazzi, its description is available in the open access journal ZooKeys. (2016-08-11)

Sleeping beauty plays a significant role in identifying cancer genes
Researchers at the University of Minnesota Cancer Center and the National Cancer Institute have discovered a new method that could accelerate the way cancer-causing genes are found and could lead to a more accurate identification of the genes, according to two studies in the July 14, 2005, issue of Nature. (2005-07-13)

Beauty companies should focus on older women's desire to look good, not young
Companies promoting beauty products should reconsider current methods when targeting older women as few claim to use cosmetic products to look younger. The majority say they use them to look good and feel confident. (2016-04-28)

LGBTQ beauty vloggers draw on queer culture to stand out
New Cornell research explores how a racially diverse group of LGBTQ beauty vloggers navigates seemingly contradictory roles: masculine and feminine; authentic and heavily made up. (2019-11-20)

P&G pioneering the 'Omics' revolution to solve molecular puzzles in beauty and grooming
Procter & Gamble today unveiled its pioneering efforts in the breakthrough field of (2011-05-24)

Unattainable standards of beauty for today's woman
While the average American woman's waist circumference and dress size has increased over the past 20 years, Victoria's Secret fashion models have become more slender, with a decrease in bust, waist, hips and dress size, though their waist to hip ratio (WHR) has remained constant. (2020-01-02)

New robot AntiAgeist joins jury of Beauty.AI 2.0
Insilico Medicine developed an algorithm called AntiAgeist, which compares actual human age with 'perceived' human age predicted by deep neural networks. (2016-06-27)

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