Just read a couple of interesting articles in World Science online zine.
First, it appears that our notion of beauty is based on the average of facial features.
What is physical beauty, in a person?
In recent years, much scientific opinion has gathered in support of a somewhat dreary answer: beauty is just the average.
There’s something to that, studies show. Volunteers generally rate “average” faces, created by computers as composites of many others, as better-looking than unusual faces. Blending even just a few faces—even unattractive ones—tends to produce surprising improvements.
You can read the rest of the article here. http://www.world-science.net/exclusives/071222_beauty.htm
Second, the giant black hole in the center of one galaxy is spreading a path of destruction in a nearby smaller galaxy but the overall result may create new stars and planets.
In a never-before seen event, a powerful jet from a galaxy’s giant, central black hole is pummeling a nearby galaxy, according to astronomers. The beam may profoundly disturb planets in its path and later trigger a burst of star formation, they said.
You can read the rest of the article here. http://www.world-science.net/othernews/071217_beam.htm
Interesting concepts, huh? And now you can be proud of being a plain Jane :D
Have a Happy New Year (from one beautiful Plain Jane to all the rest of you beautiful Plain Janes)