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Plastic Surgeon: This Is the 'Perfect Face'

Others beg to differ

(Newser) - Combine Keira Knightley's eyes with Kate Middleton's nose and Penelope Cruz's lips and you have a beauty overload—and also the world's most desirable face, at least according to one plastic surgeon. Julian De Silva from London's Centre for Advanced Facial Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery... More »

Man Buried Under Face Tattoos Faces Gun, Drug Charges

Anyone under there?

(Newser) - Some people see their face as, well … their face, while others see it as a blank canvas. Khamprasong Thammavong is apparently in the latter group, as evidenced by his mugshot making the rounds after the California gang member was arrested Monday on gun and drug charges, KMPH reports. The... More »

Woman Goes to Carwash, Finds Utter Horror

In the form of a human face on the carwash floor

(Newser) - A Montana veterinarian who took a trip to the carwash in 2013 is now suing for medical expenses and damages for a find on the carwash's floor that she says has caused her tremendous trauma. Per Courthouse News Service , Kimberly Kriege brought her truck to a Livingston carwash on... More »

How a Burn Victim Got Another Man's Face

41-year-old Patrick Hardison now has 27-year-old David Rodebaugh's face

(Newser) - In September 2001, 27-year-old Patrick Hardison was burned beyond recognition, his face melted off in a horrific house fire, his story in New York magazine begins. The Mississippi firefighter underwent more than 70 surgeries over 12 years, with every aspect of his life impacted. His relationship with his wife, Chrissi,... More »

Beauty Really Is in the Eye of Beholder

Some preferences universal, but our personal experiences also play a big role

(Newser) - Research has already established that most of us prefer faces that are symmetrical, and probably because it is an indicator of good health. But universal standards of beauty don't go much further than that—in fact even identical twins (who have identical DNA) disagree about who is attractive, researchers... More »

Here's How We Quickly Judge Human Faces

Features lead to assumptions about character, study says

(Newser) - Have masculine or feminine features? A big smile? Characteristics like these, it seems, are central to our snap judgements of people's faces. Using a computer model, researchers have figured out how different features affect our first impressions, the BBC reports. The system is based on 1,000 pictures of... More »

Reason for Cool Monkey Faces? Safe Breeding

Guenons' distinctive features help prevent interbreeding, say researchers

(Newser) - Guenon monkeys are renowned for their colorful, distinctive faces, which vary from species to species. The reason? It's all part of a strategy to help the monkeys identify their own species and avoid crossbreeding with others, new research finds. Guenon monkeys, sometimes known as cheek pouch monkeys, are a... More »

Broad-Faced Guys Are Better at Baseball

Japanese study finds correlation between face size, home run totals

(Newser) - If baseball players actually looked like their bobbleheads, they'd be amazing. Or at least, that's what a new study suggests. Researchers at Goldsmiths, University of London studied the facial dimensions of all Japanese players to log more than 10 games over the past two seasons, and found that... More »

Face Shape: It's All in the Genes

DNA could one day provide forensic facial sketches

(Newser) - In the future, a single shred of DNA could reveal the image of a person's face, thanks to a new discovery. For the first time ever, scientists have found genetic code associated with determining facial structure. The five genes were located by measuring nearly 10,000 people's faces... More »

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