January 9, 2013

An Evolutionary Reason for Pruned Skin?

Jonathan Amos, BBC News


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Science may be getting closer to explaining those prune-like fingers and toes we all get when we sit in a hot bath too long.

UK researchers from Newcastle University have confirmed wet objects are easier to handle with wrinkled fingers than with dry, smooth ones.

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