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July 27, 2008

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NOTE TO BACHELORS: put down that razor before you go out this weekend. Researchers in England used a software program to design and morph three male faces - rated equally attractive in clean-shaven form by a group of women - with five levels of facial hair, up to a full beard. This set of 15 faces was then evaluated in ... (Full article: 864 words)

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