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Summertime Science: Sunburn, Sweat, and Wrinkly Fingers

Why do we sweat? Why do our fingers wrinkle in water? Why do we get sunburns? Joe Hanson explains it all in this summer science episode of It’s Okay to Be Smart. Bonus: find out what those SPF numbers mean on your sunscreen.

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