How fast hair grows, and other hairy science

On average, your scalp hair grows by 0.35 to 0.45 millimeters a day or half an inch per month.

Gray hair linked to immune system activation in mice

This may explain why some people experience premature hair graying.

Scientists pinpoint genes that give us our hair color

Women have lighter hair then men, on average — and researchers can now know what your hair color is after a simple DNA sample.

World’s oldest fillings come from the stone age and they’re basically asphalt

Sink your teeth into this story.

Protein levels determine whether you’re a blond or a brunette, study shows

Even the tiniest DNA changes could have a crucial impact on our genome,

Scientists learn why hair is almost as strong as steel. One immediate application is a hairy body armor

That soft, mushy mass on your scalp is stronger than you think.

After fingerprint and DNA, now a protein test could complement forensic investigations

It could be a game-changer for law enforcement.

Researchers open hairy new chapter in 3-D printing

You just can’t brush off this technology.

Researchers find what’s giving you dandruff – and it’s probably not what you think

Dandruff is the most common scalp condition, yet we know surprisingly little about it.

Why we get goosebumps

Goosebumps are strange. We get goosebumps when we’re cold, when we’re afraid, and sometimes when we’re really excited – three very differen

Scientists create artificial skin that sprouts new hairs and sweats

Creating artificial skin may sound weird, but it can be extremely useful (or even life saving) for people who suffered from burns or any type of similar accident; it is also useful for testing drugs or cosmetic products. Skin transplants are a growing need, and many teams from across the world hope to one day be able to create artificial

Pubic hair bacteria could be used to solve rape crimes

Among evidence analyzed during a rape-related crime investigation, one of the best clues that might incriminate a suspect are pubic hair samples. But because these hairs most often than not are missing their roots, it’s very difficult if not impossible to make a conclusive DNA analysis.  Silvana Tridico, a forensic biologist at Murdoch University in Perth may have a found a

3300 years ago, Egyptian women were using extensions and dyeing their hair

An ancient Egyptian woman who lived 3300 years ago was found to have no less than 70 hair extensions. This incredibly elaborate hairstyle was probably made especially for her resting place. Interestingly enough, she wasn’t mummified, her body was simply wrapped in a mat, said Jolanda Bos, an archaeologist working on the Amarna Project. “Whether or not the woman had her

New anti-baldness treatment may grow new hair using patient’s own cells

Anti-baldness treatments available today work by stimulating hair follicle health or slow down hair loss. There is no available method that promotes the growth of new hair, however. You might have heard of hair transplants, but this typically involves transplanting hair from another area of the hair, like the back of the head, to the bald area of the head