There are so many articles touting health benefits of coffee that it begins to sound like snake oil at times, but there really does seem to be solid science behind the claims. One of recent times was that coffee, or rather the caffeine therein, is associated with a decreased risk of developing skin cancer. Problem was, scientists couldn’t explain WHY. Until now. Turns out that caffeine basically makes a cell more likely to die if it’s been damaged by UV, thus reducing the chance of those cells fully developing into skin cancer. Caffeine can also absorb UV directly if added to sunscreen. Read more over at SmartPlanet.