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A Complex Cocktail: Alcohol, Sex and Cute Monogamous Mammals (Op-Ed)
Drinks on a tray
April 10th, 2014
How does alcohol consumption affect romantic life? Let me count the ways.
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Sorry, Robin Thicke, 'Blurred Lines' Are a Myth
dancing woman
March 3rd, 2014
Despite the pop-culture notion that women want strange men to make sexual advances, aggressive sexual behavior in bars does not fall into any sort of gray area, a new study finds.
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Marijuana vs. Alcohol: Which Is Really Worse for Your Health?
A woman smokes marijuana
January 21st, 2014
The debate over whether alcohol or marijuana is worse for health has been reignited by comments President Barack Obama made in a recent interview. Here's a look at what science has to say.
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Bud Light or Merlot? Twitter Maps Reveal Alcohol Choice by State
geography of cheap beer
April 4th, 2014
Wine in California, Coors in Colorado: New maps of Twitter users' alcohol preferences show the geography of beer and wine across the United States.
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Hangovers Don't Deter Drinkers
toast, celebration, superbowl celebration
March 3rd, 2014
No one likes a hangover, but the pain and discomfort people can experience after a night of drinking doesn't seem to have much of an effect on their future drinking behavior, a new study suggests.
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Ancient Nordic Grog Intoxicated the Elite
Burial with strainer cup
January 14th, 2014
A tart grog consumed by Nordic peoples as early as 3,000 years ago has been recreated from a chemical analysis of jars and drinking utensils found in ancient graves. The recreation is even available at liquor stores.
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Cheers! Video Reveals Bubbly Science Behind Brewing Beer
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Barleywine Brewing Process
January 28th, 2014
Fascinating time-lapse video shows bubbly brewing process of a seasonal strong ale.
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Explosive Beer Trick Explained by Physics
foaming beer bottle
November 25th, 2013
Tapping the top of your friend's beer bottle can cause an eruption of foam — and a break in your friendship. Now, physics explains why this trick is so explosive, and it all comes down to opposing forces causing a chain reaction of bubbles.
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