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Sunburn, Sweat and the Science of Summer!

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Published on Jul 28, 2014

Joe's proposed SXSW panel is "Science on YouTube: Where the Smart Kids Are". Vote for it before 9/4! http://vid.io/xqTj
A summertime look at why we sweat, why we burn, and why our fingers wrinkle in the pool.
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References/further reading:
Eccrine and apocrine sweat glands: https://www.inkling.com/read/dermatol...

"Are Wet-Induced Wrinkled Fingers Primate Rain Treads?" M. Changizi et al, Brain Behav Evol 2011 http://www.karger.com/Article/FullTex...

(Not everyone agrees with the rain tread hypothesis, though: http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3...)

Sunburn/UV light triggers immune response: http://www.nature.com/nm/journal/v18/...

UV-A rays and Unilateral Dermoheliosis (the truck driver's face) http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/...

DNA damage and repair and their role in carcinogenesis http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK...

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