Anthony takes a minute to explain how friendly silver foxes (yes, the animal) are helping us answer why we think beautiful people are so great.

Read More:
Fetching Faces and Friendly Foxes
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130925112501.htm?utm_source=feedburner
"'What is beautiful is good' -- but why? A recent article in The Quarterly Review of Biology provides a compelling physiological explanation for the 'beauty stereotype': why human beings are wired to favor the beautiful ones."

A Foxy View of Human Beauty: Implications of the Farm Fox Experiment for Understanding the Origins of Structural and Experiential Aspects of Facial Attractiveness
http://www.jstor.org/stable/info/10.1086/671486
"Within 20 years, experimental selection of quantified "not too aggressive, not too fearful" behavior to human approach was shown in silver foxes (Vulpes vulpes) to produce a neotenic package of traits in adults: ability to seek, induce, and sustain contact (called friendly or rapport behavior); relatively short limbs and foreshortened skull/face; and light pigmentation areas."

Watch More:
Eat Cute Puppies:
http://testtube.com/dnews/dnews-098-puppies-so-cute-you-want-to-eat-them-but
Cute Animals That Kill:
http://testtube.com/dnews/dnews-028-the-cutest-animals-that-will-kill-you

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