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ELI5 Explain Like I'm 5: Bite sized answers to stuff you should know about - in a mini podcast

Aug 12, 2022

How did they disprove the common assumption that our skin wrinkles or water aging occurs because water makes it swell? What did they observe and how is this fact used in the medical field today? What evolutionary purpose does wrinkled fingers serve? What other medical conditions could wrinkled fingers be linked to?


... we explain like I'm five

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