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Timelapse Footage of Sweating Fingerprints Ready to Smear Your Smartphone

Thousands of nearly invisible sweat pores live amongst the spiralling ridges on your fingertips. They only reveal themselves if you’re patient enough to wait for them to start working. Luckily, the good folks of YouTube’s Timelapse Vision Inc. channel were kind enough to create footage of sweating fingerprints that look like a car crash: you don’t want to look at it, but once you do, it’s impossible to look away. Read More >>

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Thanko’s Armpit Air Conditioners are Better Than Any Amazon Prime Day Deal

Amazon’s Prime Day wants you to save a few quid on vegan jerky or a Blu-ray copy of The Human Centipede — questionable ways to celebrate even a made up holiday. But nothing Amazon has marked down comes anywhere close to the brilliance of Thanko’s new armpit air conditioners. Read More >>

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This Temporary Tattoo is Actually a Battery That’s Powered by Your Sweat

What if the sweat produced by your body could power your gadgets? And what if the connection between the two could be made by a temporary tattoo, the more you sweat, the more power the tattoo generates? That's exactly what researchers at UC San Diego have developed—and one day, it could power your wearables. Read More >>

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Why Your Armpits Smell So Bad

Why do armpits smell so bad? Well, those millions of bacteria have to live somewhere. Read More >>

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Why Your Palms Get Sweaty When You’re Excited, Scared or Nervous

Today I found out why your palms get sweaty when you’re nervous. Ever been on the edge of a cliff or looking out the window at the top of a skyscraper and your hands start to sweat? Or maybe it’s when you’re about to speak in front of an audience? The individual who introduced you might shake your hand and hope you didn’t just come from the bathroom because your palms are more saturated than a sponge in water. So what’s going on here? Read More >>

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Sweat-Draining Fabric Will Banish Armpit Stains for Good

Fabrics geared towards athletes are designed to wick sweat away from the body so they don't feel drenched. But the fabric is still wet and weighed down with perspiration. To really feel dry, researchers at UC Davis have developed a fabric with channels that literally drain sweat away. Gross and awesome. Read More >>

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How Much Hair, Sweat, Pee and Poop Do Our Bodies Make Every Year?

Prepare to be grossed out. You know how you go to the bathroom every day, cut your nails every few weeks and cut your hair every month? Did you ever think about what all that totals up to? What about all those times you've cried or drooled or worked up a sweat? It adds up to an embarrassing amount of fluid! Read More >>

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This Magical Microwave Gun Zaps Away Your Sweat Glands So You Won’t Sweat Anymore

The only reason why summer sucks? Sweat. It gets everywhere—your pits, your face, your back, your crotch—and turns summer into a slimy, sticky, smelly season. How do you stop it? Deodorant? Air Conditioning? No, mere mortal, a magical microwave sweat zapper gun! Read More >>

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Why You have B.O. and Other Sweaty Facts

With all the exuberant resolutions and New Year's exercising, there's going to be a lot of sweat—or sweating it—this month. The anxiety got us wondering, why do we sweat? Is it different in smell and texture depending on the cause? Does it sometimes maybe even smell good? Read More >>