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Scientists Finally Figures Out How Pruney Fingers Work

The science world's understanding of pruney bathtub fingers is shockingly thin, especially considering every great mind the world over has probably experienced it firsthand. Finally, German physicists have uncovered the mechanism that lets your fingers go all shrivelled, then bounce right back to normal. And that understanding could revolutionise the materials we make. Read More >>

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AnyGlove's "Secret Goo" Turns Normal Gloves into Capacitive, Touch-Friendly Techno Gloves

Given that the UK's chaotic new weather systems seem to involve us wearing gloves all the way up to September's surprise 110-degree heatwave, there might be quite a market for AnyGlove. It's a liquid you dribble on your wool-covered fingertips so soft fabric gloves work on a touchscreen. A much more elegant solution than poking your phone with a sausage. Read More >>

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Why Do Your Fingers and Toes Look Like Wrinkly Prunes In Water?

Ever wondered why your fingers and toes magically look like a wrinkly prunes when you're in the bath? Apparently it's all to do with gripping slippery objects. Oh, and it's nothing to do with absorbing water, either. Read More >>

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Please Don't Ever Make the "Hashtag" Finger Gesture

You know that "quote" thing people do in the air with their fingers? There's a move afoot to introduce a similar thing for illustrating Twitter hashtags, letting fashionable media types add a "hashtag" to their conversation without actually having to say the word. Read More >>

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A Sumo's Fingers May Matter More Than His Weight

Sumo wrestlers: they're huge. The huger the better. End of story, right? Read More >>

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