Hair today, gone tomorrow

And over here, we have the world’s first multipurpose supercollider and electric comb.

Scientists from around the world are converging on our fair city for the fifth International Congress on Hair Research. Does it say something terrible about us that $7 billion gets sucked into an industry for hair transplants and hormone-laced lotions?

Maybe not. Our genes make us perceive people with healthy hair as more attractive, and more attractive means better jobs, better opportunities and a higher success rate for the club-hopping throng. If our basic biology is predisposing us towards shallowness, it’s only appropriate that we use science to deal with our shortcomings.

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