Wrinkled fingers: hot bath effects

Three scientists from the Newcastle University have solved the mystery of the water-wrinkled fingers. Apparently, it's all in the genetics.


Surfing in cold water is an adventure. After a freezing experience in the icy waves, nothing better than a hot bath. The problem is when that warm bath is too long. Result: wrinkled fingers.

Kyriacos Kareklas, Daniel Nettle and Tom V. Smulders have discovered that wet objects are easier to handle with wrinkled fingers than with dry, smooth ones. Why does that happen?

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Tsunami: waves of death

The United States and New Zealand tested a tsunami bomb that would be used to destroy coastal cities of the enemy, during World War II. These waves of death could reach 33 feet.


"Project Seal" was the code name for this top secret operation involving scientists and the armed forces of the USA and New Zealand. The bomb that could create a massive tsunami was an idea developed as an alternative to the nuclear blasts.

Ray Waru, a New Zealand filmmaker, discovered detailed plans in the middle of several hidden military files. In fact, he found out that About 3700 bombs were tested, in 1944, in New Caledonia and at the Whangaparaoa Peninsula.

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Oceans: global warming is still a human problem

Satellite measurements have confirmed that sea level is rising much faster than scientists expected. The consequences will be destructive floods.


Millions of Americans are under threat. It is not a classic war, more a natural war originally caused by humans themselves.

Global sea levels are rising 60% faster than computer projections issued a few years ago by the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

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