Men generally drink more alcohol than women, but the genders go through similar changes in their drinking habits over their lifetimes, a new study on people in the United Kingdom finds.
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Scientists opened two bottles of beer from a shipwreck off the coast of Finland to get a profile of the 19th century brews. The discovered some unpleasant smells.
People who are trying to impress a date with their good looks might want to limit themselves to one drink, a new study finds.
There are at least 10 drugs that are more deadly than marijuana, including some that are legal, such as alcohol and nicotine, a new study by researchers in Germany and Canada finds.
A little injection of the so-called 'love' hormone, oxytocin, can sober up drunken rats, reversing their clumsy alcohol-induced behaviors, scientists report.
Many YouTube videos that depict drunkenness involve humor, but they often do not show the negative consequences of drinking too much alcohol, a new study suggests.
Older men may want to put down that glass of wine, reports a new study, which found that only women ages 65 or older may benefit from drinking alcohol, and even that is subject to debate.
How hard was it to play kottabos? An art historian enlisted her students to find out. The results were messy.
Half of young drivers who die within an hour of a car crash are under the influence of alcohol, marijuana or both.
If you’re a teetotaller, your friends have likely tried to convince you to taste red wine by swearing on its multiple health benefits.
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.
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.
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.
There are bacteria in wine, but could these bacteria be probiotics, which are good for your health? A new study suggests yes.
Whether you find the taste of alcohol to be pleasant, or bitter and stinging is partly decided by your genes, new research shows.
An Israeli compound dated to the Byzantine era may have once housed monks who pressed wine and oil for a living.