little things for big places: In Early 2013, Yale researchers conclude cute pictures of animals on the internet leads to aggressive urges in humans: that feeling of wanting to squeeze—that undeterminable seventh of a second boost deep in the brain, that wavering sensation of control nearly lost. The scientific measure of cute gets gauged by the presence or absence of three traits: big eyes, big cheeks, big forehead. They call it cute-aggression. It could be linked to frustration stemming from not being able to actually reach out and touch the cute thing. This involuntary impulse to reach out and nurture. It's true. We can't touch everything.