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Over here I post a ton of physics / math / general interesting posts in an attempt to make your brain feel good. My aim is to be as informative as possible, all while posting fascinating things that hopefully enlighten us both a little to the mysteries of our truly wondrous universe(s?). Plus, how would you know if the blog exists or not unless you observe it? Boom, just pulled the Schrödinger’s cat card. Now you have to check it out - trust me, it said so in an equation somewhere.

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The Phylogenetic ’Tree of Life’

Charles Darwin proposed that phylogeny, the evolutionary relatedness among species through time, was expressible as a metaphor he termed the Tree of Life. The modern development of this idea is called the Phylogenetic tree.

The “Scientifically Perfect” Face 
English scientists think that such a face would mirror Florence Colgate’s. The 18-year-old student recently won a competition to find Britain’s most naturally beautiful face. Although the final test came down to an opinion poll, science backs up Colgate’s perfection, according to the Daily Mail.
Her “flawless proportions” represent the optimum ratio between eyes, mouth, forehead and chin, the newspaper reports. For example, it’s believed that in the most attractive female faces, pupils are just under half the width of the face; Colgate’s ratio is 44 percent. The distance between eyes and mouth should be just over a third of the distance between the hairline and chin; Colgate’s ratio is 32.8 per cent.
Scientists have also linked symmetry and beauty, and Colgate’s face is almost perfectly symmetrical. ”Symmetry appears to be a very important cue to attractiveness,” Carmen Lefèvre, PhD student at the University of St. Andrews’ Perception Lab in the School of Psychology, told KentOnline. “Although we don’t realize it in everyday interactions, in most people’s faces the right and left half of the face are actually quite different. For example, the size of the eyes is different or the nose is slightly bent to one side. An explanation why symmetry is important is that it may be a signal of health and good genes.” The “Lorraine: Naked” competition judged contestants without makeup or plastic surgery.
"I was fine having my picture taken with no make up on as I am used to it," Colgate told KentOnline. “I hope people will look at me and think they don’t need to wear lots of make up…I am very happy with the way I look. I would never have any plastic surgery or botox.”
England agrees. Her face will be plastered across billboards at Superdrug stores across the country as a result of her victory.

The “Scientifically Perfect” Face 

English scientists think that such a face would mirror Florence Colgate’s. The 18-year-old student recently won a competition to find Britain’s most naturally beautiful face. Although the final test came down to an opinion poll, science backs up Colgate’s perfection, according to the Daily Mail.

Her “flawless proportions” represent the optimum ratio between eyes, mouth, forehead and chin, the newspaper reports. For example, it’s believed that in the most attractive female faces, pupils are just under half the width of the face; Colgate’s ratio is 44 percent. The distance between eyes and mouth should be just over a third of the distance between the hairline and chin; Colgate’s ratio is 32.8 per cent.

Scientists have also linked symmetry and beauty, and Colgate’s face is almost perfectly symmetrical. ”Symmetry appears to be a very important cue to attractiveness,” Carmen Lefèvre, PhD student at the University of St. Andrews’ Perception Lab in the School of Psychology, told KentOnline. “Although we don’t realize it in everyday interactions, in most people’s faces the right and left half of the face are actually quite different. For example, the size of the eyes is different or the nose is slightly bent to one side. An explanation why symmetry is important is that it may be a signal of health and good genes.” The “Lorraine: Naked” competition judged contestants without makeup or plastic surgery.

"I was fine having my picture taken with no make up on as I am used to it," Colgate told KentOnline. “I hope people will look at me and think they don’t need to wear lots of make up…I am very happy with the way I look. I would never have any plastic surgery or botox.”

England agrees. Her face will be plastered across billboards at Superdrug stores across the country as a result of her victory.

(Source: news.discovery.com)

The Power of Makeup

With over 600,000 subscribers and 100,000,000 video views, Promise Pham is a YouTube makeup sensation. Her first viral success was a makeup tutorial video for Neytiri (from the movie Avatar) back in 2010. Since then she has exploded in popularity, amassing over 100 million views on YouTube from only 74 videos. Her newfound fame has lead to various writeups and television appearances. She stands as a testament to the new generation of online celebrities who are able to single-handedly reach levels of success and fame through channels like YouTube.

The barriers to entry have eroded and people with talent, drive and a little luck now have the tools to achieve international recognition; harnessing the power of the Internet. Below is a gallery of 21 incredible transformations from the very talented Promise Pham. Be sure to check out here YouTube channel for more!

From left to right: 

  • Original!
  • Mona Lisa
  • Pocahontas
  • Anjelina Jolie
  • “We Can Do It!” poster of Geraldine Hoff
  • Drake
  • Antoine Dodson
  • Jessica Rabbit