Finding a mate is of course essential to produce the next generation. And feathers and fur play key roles in making sure that happens.
Your hair can reveal how much you drink, whether you smoke or take drugs, and perhaps even how stressed you are.
In Asia, human hair is sold and recycled into products, but in the West it is treated with either disgust or veneration. A new exhibition explores our bizarre attitudes to hair.
Stigma about black or African hair reflects deep-seated politics around race and history.
In New York City, hair salons are one of the few cultural spaces for Dominican women to bond. But they also perpetuate legacies of racism and colonialism.
Hair samples reveal how stress and obesity are linked.
If you just want clean hair, you could save yourself a fortune.
Move over, DNA profilers. Scientists are developing a potentially more powerful technique to identify criminals from their hair.
Hair has long been modified for aesthetic and other ends. But skewed power structures have meant that women, particularly women of colour, have borne the brunt of stereotyping and prejudice.
Hair has long been a source of anxiety and shame for African-Americans. One psychologist has made it her life's work to reverse this trend.
Schools need to adapt and evolve in changing circumstances and conditions as their students' demographic composition shifts.
When it comes to black hair, “common sense” is the least reliable tool for decision making since even black people are constantly changing their minds about what they want to do with their hair.
Is the decline of the corner barbershop another indicator that male friendships and community ties are eroding? Or could it simply mean that concepts of masculinity are shifting?
A tiny pit on mammal-like animals’ snouts has revealed a great deal about how mammalian hair originated.
After years of plastic surgery and progressive skin-bleaching, Lil' Kim is not black any more.
Christian, criminal or cowardly? People once thought your hair could hold the answer.
New study may lead to drugs that could alter hair growth, such as stopping hair loss.
Cleanliness is next to godliness. Did you know hairiness is a part of the equation as well?
Traditionally, African women wore their hair in different ways to signify class or marriage status. Now with globalisation, hair is becoming less traditionalised and more politicised.
Balding in men is so common it doesn’t raise an eyebrow. But when a woman starts to lose hair, it can be extremely distressing. Will she end up bald, too?