Why Guys Have Bigger Noses Than Gals

November 18, 2013 1:03 PM

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Why Guys Have Bigger Noses Than Gals

Men may have larger noses than women because they generally have more muscle, demanding larger noses to breathe in more oxygen, researchers say.

Modern humans have smaller noses than ancient humans, including Neanderthals, the closest extinct relatives of modern humans. Scientists have suggested human nose size is linked to how much oxygen a person's body needs — the skeletons of ancient humans suggest they had larger body masses than modern...

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