Women wearing make-up for a night out are less likely to be considered good leaders, new research indicates.
The study, by Abertay University in Scotland, found women and men came to the same judgement when comparing images of women wearing make-up compared to those without.
Participants were shown 16 pairs of images, of a woman made up for a social night out and make-up free, and asked to choose the better leader.
Computer software was used to manipulate the faces and the amount of make-up shown.
Male and female participants evaluated women negatively as a leader if the image suggested she was wearing a lot of make-up.
The study was published in Perception journal.
Porsche becomes more expensive
A man’s excitement at buying a Porsche lasted just 10 minutes after he was allegedly caught doing 60km/h above the speed limit in Albert Park on Saturday morning.
Prahran Hwy Patrol officers observed the driver of a 2013 Porsche Cayenne filming himself on his phone while driving about 9.55am.
A short time later he was allegedly detected travelling at 100km/h along Aughtie Dve — a 40km/h zone.
The vehicle, which police were told had been bought about 10 minutes earlier, was impounded for 30 days.
The driver, a Yallambie man, 37, is expected to be charged on summons with speeding and using a mobile phone while driving.
Camera snapped up
A Leica camera from 1923 has sold for a record $3.7million at auction in the Austrian capital Vienna, according to the Westlicht museum.
The museum attributed the ‘‘remarkable’’ sum to the ‘‘fantastic’’ original condition of the Leica O-series No. 122.
‘‘It is the highest price ever paid for a camera at an auction,’’ said a statement on the website of the museum, where the piece was auctioned.
The camera was made two years before the first Leica was put on the market, and is one of three test cameras known to be in their original condition, according to the Westlicht.
Ernest Leitz produced 25 test cameras during that time.
Tease tops the field
Tease, a whippet from Scotland, has won the top prize at Britain’s Crufts dog show in Birmingham.
The 2-year-old hound, whose full name is Collooney Tartan Tease, beat six other other finalists to be crowned best in show at the event, which started in 1891.
Owner Yvette Short from Edinburgh said Tease’s victory was ‘‘incredible’’.
‘‘It’s just wonderful,’’ she said.
The best in show award was the culmination of the four-day event, which attracted almost 21000 competitors.
The runner-up was a pointer called Chilli, the winner of the gun dog breeds category.
New tool for early detection
People older than 40 will be able to check their risk of developing melanoma using a new online tool designed by Queensland researchers.
The QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute developed the online test based on data from almost 42000 people aged from their 40s to 70s.
QIMR Berghofer Professor David Whiteman said early detection of melanoma was vital and the tool could help people identify if they were at risk.
‘‘It’s up to individuals to talk to their doctors about whether they need regular skin checks,’’ Prof Whiteman said.
‘‘This online risk predictor will help identify those people with the highest likelihood of developing melanoma so that they and their doctors can decide how to best manage their risk.’’
This year, almost 2000 Australian are predicted to die from melanoma, while more than 14000 new cases are expected.
Visit QIMR’s website for predictor.
Fans queue to see Ed
Hundreds of fans lined up for hours to catch a glimpse of pop star Ed Sheeran performing in a Melbourne laneway on Monday.
The English singer played his hit song Perfect at Hosier Lane for a morning live cross to the iHeartRadio Music Awards in the United States, with selected fans invited to attend.
‘‘I didn’t get to go to his concert, so to get to see him here was so lucky,’’ Ariana Rigazzi said after queuing for two hours.
Sheeran played shows at Etihad stadium on the weekend and yesterday, before moving onto Sydney and Brisbane this week to continue his sell-out Australian tour.
— John Lewis