If you're doing sweaty athletics, your clothes are going to end up stinky. But have you noticed some clothes end up way smellier? You're not crazy; science shows synthetic clothes create the perfect environment for the smelliest sweat bacteria to get funky.
What if the sweat produced by your body could power your gadgets? And what if the connection between the two could be made by a temporary tattoo, the more you sweat, the more power the tattoo generates? That's exactly what researchers at UC San Diego have developed—and one day, it could power your wearables.
Why do armpits smell so bad? Well, those millions of bacteria have to live somewhere.
We all know that proper hydration is important. Every cell in your body depends on water to function properly and, when you run low on H2O, systems start crashing. Most of us drink enough fluid to stave the bad stuff off, but when you exercise and start sweating, the equation gets a little more complicated.
Fabrics geared towards athletes are designed to wick sweat away from the body so they don't feel drenched. But the fabric is still wet and weighed down with perspiration. To really feel dry, researchers at UC Davis have developed a fabric with channels that literally drain sweat away. Gross and awesome.
Prepare to be grossed out. You know how you go to the bathroom every day, cut your nails every few weeks and cut your hair every month? Did you ever think about what all that totals up to? What about all those times you've cried or drooled or worked up a sweat? It adds up to an embarrassing amount of fluid!
While most bees get by just fine supping on nectar from flowers, there's a different kind of bee out in the wild that feeds on sweat—and now, they're moving into cities to make the most of all that humans can offer.
With all the exuberant resolutions and New Year's exercising, there's going to be a lot of sweat—or sweating it—this month. The anxiety got us wondering, why do we sweat? Is it different in smell and texture depending on the cause? Does it sometimes maybe even smell good?
Earthquake rescues are difficult. Rescuers try to listen for victims, spot them with cameras and use dogs to sniff them out. Someday, they may use metabolite sensors to pick up their stench.
Columbia is working a new line of Omni-Freeze Ice clothing that will cool you to the core even on the hottest of days.
Imagine being so angry at your $59 iPod Shuffle conking out, that you'd file a lawsuit against Apple. He must have a serious lack of shame too, as his reason for the Shuffle breaking? It wasn't immune to his sweat.
Imagine Slate columnist Daniel Gross's surprise when he arrived at the Nikkei offices in Japan and was greeted by businessmen, sans ties. To appear so casual in the workplace is almost sacrilege in Japan, and yet here it was, happening.
Greg Packer, everyone's favorite professional linesitter, was spotted by our enterprising videographer Alex Goldberg this weekend at the Village Voice Siren Festival at Coney Island. Where was he? Up at the very front, of course. Whether or not he'd ever heard of any of the bands he saw is currently unknown. You'll…
You ran out as soon as the words MacBook slipped past Saint Jobs' craggy lips and what do you get a few months later? A big skanky notebook covered in sweat stains.