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Science Café: The Science of Sweat
Sweating may be one of our weirdest biological functions, but it’s also one of our most vital and least understood. Sarah Everts goes behind the taboo and delves into sweat's role in the body—and in human history. Join us for a sneak peek of her upcoming book, The Joy Of Sweat, to be published in July 2021 by Penguin Random House in Canada.

She will talk about the wondrous mechanics of the sweat glands and the millions of sweat pores in human skin. Learn why sweat is salty, what vices can be revealed by sweat analysis, and why we sweat when stressed (and whether it can be controlled). She'll talk about sweat dating events, trace the controversial history of antiperspirants and deodorants, consider the purported health benefits of saunas, and investigate whether “eyewitnesses” to a crime may someday be replaced by “nose-witnesses” who can pick a suspect’s body odor out of a police lineup.

Jan 27, 2021 01:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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