Alcohol

Find out everything there is to know about alcohol and stay updated on the latest news with comprehensive articles, interactive features and pictures at LiveScience.com. Learn more about beer, wine, and liquor as research reveals the effects of alcohol.
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How to Recreate a Sloppy Ancient Greek Drinking Game
Ancient painting of kottobas
January 14th, 2015
How hard was it to play kottabos? An art historian enlisted her students to find out. The results were messy.
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Drinking Declines with Age, UK Study Finds
An older couple drinks wine together at a restaurant.
January 6th, 2015
People tend to drink less as they get older, but how much a person's alcohol intake declines over time depends on both their overall health and whether they have a partner, a new report from the U.K. finds.
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7 Scientific Tips for Staying Warm
A little girl goes sliding down a snowy hill on a saucr
December 9th, 2014
Staying warm in cold weather is easier if you pay attention to the science of heat transfer. Live Science spoke with an expert on wilderness medicine to bring you tips for keeping cozy.
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Half of Teen, Young Adult Car Crash Deaths Involve Pot or Alcohol
A set of car keys and a drink
January 13th, 2015
Half of young drivers who die within an hour of a car crash are under the influence of alcohol, marijuana or both.
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Wine (and Grape) Health Claim Gets New Boost
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December 27th, 2014
If you’re a teetotaller, your friends have likely tried to convince you to taste red wine by swearing on its multiple health benefits.
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Why Dried Whiskey Under Microscope Looks Like Art
Glenlivet 162 whiskey dried
November 25th, 2014
Dried whiskey looks like fine art when magnified thanks to its chemical composition and a cool aspect of fluid dynamics known as the Marangoni Effect.
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Wine Grapes Get New Genes to Fight Blight
Genetically modified wine grapes
January 7th, 2015
Growing winegrapes may be the most backward form of horticulture that exists.
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Energy Drinks Plus Alcohol May Encourage Drunk Driving
Martini glasses filled with drinks
December 16th, 2014
People who mix energy drinks with alcohol may be more likely to drive drunk than those who consume only alcohol, according to a new study.
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Bacteria in Wine May Bring Health Benefits
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September 25th, 2014
There are bacteria in wine, but could these bacteria be probiotics, which are good for your health? A new study suggests yes.
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