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What's in a face? Clues to evolution, scientists say
What's in a face? Clues to evolution, scientists say

Helen of Troy might have had “the face that launched a thousand ships,” but that visage might not float anyone’s vessel in Fiji. It turns out that a person's bias toward highly feminine or masculine facial features in the opposite sex might have more to do with how many people live close by than with anything else, according to a study published this week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Researchers went to rain forests, steppes, islands, cities and campuses to get more than 900 people from 12 cultural groups to choose the most appealing face of the opposite sex. They selected among several similar composite mug shots made up of features...

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