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Model shows female beauty isn't just sex appeal
January 30, 2017
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.Female beauty may have less to do with attracting the opposite sex than previously thought, at least in animals. Results of a mathematical modeling study suggest that romantic attention, by itself, is not enough to give attractive females an evolutionary edge over their plainer counterparts--even when their good looks help them snag superior mates. For females, the benefits of beauty likely go beyond their success in the mating market, the model shows.Full Story
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