giz asks
Why Is My Face Changing Shape as I Get Older?

Two decades of healthy growth, followed by four to eight decades of slow-motion physical and mental collapse—that’s life, for most of us, despite the efforts of various deluded cranks and tech billionaires. Time spares nothing, and seems particularly to have it out for our faces, paying just as much attention to skin-level deformations (worry-lines, wrinkles, tumorous outgrowths) as it does to the large-scale hollowings and saggings which, over time, change the actual shape of our faces. Read More >>

apps
Looksery Changes Your Face in Real-Time for Flattering Video Selfies

My eyes are brown. My face is round. But I don't have to show you that. Looksery can give me beautiful baby blues and a chiselled jaw with just a few taps. Read More >>

police
UK Cops Test Live Facial Recognition Tools

Police in Leicester have been trialling the Neo-Face tagging system, living the future-cop dream of having a live camera system beam the faces of people back to head office for a quick comparison with known offenders on the database. Read More >>

booze
Forensic Artist Reveals the Face of That Skull-Shaped Vodka Bottle

Ever wonder what the face might look like for that skull-shaped Crystal Head vodka bottle? Well, one Scottish forensic scientist recently found out. Read More >>

wtfriday
Man Makes Classic Slapstick Error of Confusing IRON With PHONE

This sounds like it belongs in a 1970s Two Ronnies sketch, but is apparently genuine. Polish man Thomas Paczkowski is said to have held an iron to his ear thinking it was a telephone, burning half his face. And look, he's produced a vague photo to prove it. Read More >>

facebook
Facebook Sees a Good Deal and Buys Facial Recognition Company Face

Facebook's spending yet more of its recent enormous public listing windfall on a new tech company, agreeing to buy facial recognition software specialist Face.com for around the $100m mark. Read More >>

science
Why Don’t We Look Like Monkeys?

Simple -- evolution of course. But new research now suggests that the reason humans and apes don’t look alike in the face is down to facial expressions. We have plain faces, without varying colour and with less hair poking out everywhere, because it helps us track the complex facial contortions we use for communication. Read More >>

science
Motherf*cking Wasps Recognise Each Other By Their Faces

Scientists have found something really surprising and remarkable: wasps can recognise each other by looking at their faces. Until know, we thought that only animals like humans or chimps can do this. Not anymore. Read More >>