The Science Of Cute: Is Pedomorphism Why We Gush Over 'Adorable' Things? (VIDEO)

11/26/2012 07:55 am ET | Updated Nov 26, 2012
  • Cara Santa Maria Science correspondent, Huffington Post; editor, Talk Nerdy to Me

Have you ever wondered just why fuzzy little puppies melt even the most hardened of hearts? And why are baby versions of animals so much cuter than their full-grown counterparts? In fact, what does it actually mean for something to be cute?

Turns out, there's a scientific explanation for why we find cute things to be, well, cute! And the answers lie in the deep roots of our evolutionary past. To learn more, watch the video above. And don't forget to sound off in the comments section below. Come on, talk nerdy to me!

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