Why Is Jason Alexander Pretending We Don't All Know He's Bald?

Cord Jefferson · 09/05/12 05:20PM

If you've not seen George "Jason Alexander" Costanza lately, perhaps you don't know that television's most famous bald man is now trying to convince the world—via a toupee? Hair plugs? Something—that he in fact has a luscious head of brown hair. As a man who has not yet had a problem with hair loss, far be it from me to tell anyone how to deal with a retreating hairline. The line I'm more concerned with is the timeline.

Do You Need to See This Photo of a Hideous Bald Mouse Growing Mutant Hair?

Maureen O'Connor · 04/20/12 01:34PM

"You need to see this photo, Drudge Report and Gawker," The Toronto Star tweeted today. The photo in question is of the ugliest mouse imaginable—veiny and bald and resembling an impossibly mutated monster's scrotum—with a tuft of coarse black hair growing from the back of its neck. The hair, the Star writes, is the product of revolutionary "bioengineered hair follicles" created by stem-cell researchers in Japan.

Baby Obesity Tied to Baby Bottles Full of Butter

Hamilton Nolan · 05/05/11 04:25PM

Breast exams! Einstein proof! Whisky power! Hair stratagems! Osteoporosis fracture! Baby obesity! Old plants! Healthy barbecues! And the mysterious mind of mankind! It's your Thursday Science Watch, where we watch science—or whatever you call it!

Hair Club For Men Is a Biker Thing Now

Hamilton Nolan · 03/28/11 09:17AM

Hair Club for Men—now called simply "Hair Club" in order to communicate to ladies that yes, you ladies are welcome here too, come right in—has made a strategic decision to turn the vast resources of its sly marketing machine (which created "I'm Also a Client") on a new hairless demographic: bikers (the motorcycle kind). This probably makes sense somehow.

John Travolta Goes in Public Without His Wig

Maureen O'Connor · 02/21/11 01:04PM

Behold: A rare sighting of John Travolta without his wig. In Hawaii celebrating his 57th birthday with wife Kelly Preston, Travolta sat on a swing and allowed the sea breeze to sweep through the small amount of hair he has left.

Scientists Unlock Secret to Male Pattern Baldness

Max Read · 01/05/11 03:40AM

A group of scientists believe they've figured out the "root cause" (ha ha) of male pattern baldness. It's witchcraft! No, actually, it's stem cells. And if you want to get rich off a "cure" for baldness, you'd better get cracking.

Power Outage Leaves Woman Bald

Adrian Chen · 08/14/10 10:26AM

A Mississippi salon owner says that an unexpected power outage left a client bald because she was unable to wash out some hair treatment chemicals. Maybe you should not put chemicals in your hair that can burn it off?

Bald? You So Dead

Hamilton Nolan · 06/01/10 03:57PM

Back fat! Artery gunk! Acupuncture science! Butterfly strokes! Bald death! Coke problems! It's your fundamentally important Health Watch, where we watch your health—assuming you're human, which we do!