When psychologists in New South Wales released a study last spring declaring facial hair to be unattractive to the opposite sex, beard supporters were skeptical. The study asked a group of women to rate the attractiveness of men who had just shaved, and then rate them again after a month and a half of growth, with no trimming allowed. Unkempt, tangled overgrowth lost to clean-shaven by a hair.
Now, in a new study published in Evolution and Human Behavior, researchers Barnaby Dixson and Robert... Read More
Wrigley has taken its much-hyped caffeinated gum, Alert, off the market after the Food and Drug Administration opened an investigation into the safety of food products infused with the drug.
In a statement to the Associated Press, Wrigley president Casey Keller said his company was backing down to give the agency more time to probe caffeine's health effects on youth:
"After discussions with the FDA, we have a greater appreciation for its concern about the proliferation of caffeine in the nati... Read More
A French citizen enjoying his honeymoon on the island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean was killed in a shark attack off the shore of Brisants de Saint-Gilles beach on Wednesday. The victim was surfing when a shark charged at him twice, biting him on the arm and thigh. A nearby swimmer spotted blood on the water and raised the alarm.
When rescuers reached the victim, he was already in cardiac and respiratory arrest. He was brought back to the beach, but lifeguards were unable to revive him. The ... Read More
The first Chinese rider to enter the Giro d'Italia, Ji Cheng, has withdrawn ahead of the sixth stage because of a fever.
Team physician Edwin Achterberg told the Associated Press that Ji felt very weak and couldn't eat breakfast. "We don't want to take any risks. Health comes first."
On the fifth stage, the 25-year-old Argos Shimano rider helped propel teammate John Degenkolb to victory. Ji was the first Chinese rider to finish the Spanish Vuelta, placing 175th last year.
"I just got sick d... Read More
Two fishermen from the island of Kiribati were three days from dying of extreme dehydration when a passing fishing vessel rescued them after four weeks on the Pacific Ocean.
Elirito Tataua, 40, and Teikauea Tegiaa, 20, lived on raw fish and rainwater after their small boat’s engine broke down and strong winds pushed them almost 435 miles from Kiribati’s Gilbert Islands. When their supply of fresh water ran out during a dry spell, they were forced to drink seawater.
Alfred Canepa... Read More