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May 28, 2014

 

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Is Getting ‘Blind Drunk’ A Real Thing?

Is drinking yourself 'blind' just an exaggeration, like 'eating till you burst'? Or can alcohol really turn out the lights?

August 7, 2013

 

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Fruit Flies Love Alcohol!

If you're a fruit fly, literally dousing your offspring in alcohol is apparently one of the best ways to protect them from danger...

July 5, 2013

 

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Are All Antioxidants The Same?

I've heard a lot about how antioxidants can help prevent disease. Does that mean that I should eat as much antioxidant rich foods as possible?

August 21, 2012

 

beer flight made with barley

How Is Barley Turned Into Beer?

Did you know that the majority of the world's barley harvest is destined for beer production.

June 18, 2012

 

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What Is The Equation For A Happy, Healthy Teen?

Teenagers are often a difficult bunch. With all those hormones flooding their bodies, they can be moody, unpredictable, and prone to making dubious choices.

November 29, 2011

 

Rubbing alcohol

Why Does Rubbing Alcohol Make A Good Antiseptic?

Oddly enough, a solution of 70% alcohol, that is, rubbing alcohol, is a more effective antiseptic than 100% alcohol. Another case of where more is not better.

August 11, 2011

 

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Why Do We Age Wine In Wooden Barrels?

Have you ever wondered why winemakers store wine in oak barrels instead of plastic containers?

August 3, 2011

 

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What Do Alcoholism And Having A Sweet Tooth Have In Common?

Having a sweet tooth may put you at risk for getting cavities. But you may be surprised to learn that alcoholism and sweets cravings are related.

July 25, 2011

 

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Should Adults Allow Supervised Teen Drinking?

Teenagers are going to experiment with alcohol. Learn about a study that followed teens that had adult supervised drinking.

July 20, 2011

 

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It May Burn, But It’s Not Your Heart: Why Do I Get Heartburn?

It may burn, but it's not your heart. Learn the truth behind heartburn on this Moment of Science.

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