Scientists recommend wearing an outfit like this when sunbathing

In one of those news stories that is so ridiculous that you couldn’t make it up scientists in Switzerland (who really should know better or at least have something more important to do with their time and research budgets) have declared that thick fabrics such as denim (see above) offer better protection against the sun’s rays than sunscreen. What genius findings can we expect next from these boffins – being told that staying inside your house offers better sun protection than lieing on the beach.