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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


wine barrels

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


a bowl of colorful candy and a beer

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


hand in shadow reaching for an empty glass

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


heart-shaped candle burning

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.

February 2, 2011


A glass of white wine and a basket of bread on a table

Bread And Wine Are More Similar Than You Think!

Bread and wine have more in common than you might think... they both have yeast!

January 25, 2011


green grapes in bunches

Wine Lovers, There Is A Grape Shortage!

New grapes will be needed to continue to produce wine.

January 14, 2011


Two people making a toast with alcohol.

Superconductors Work Better With A Little Bit Of Alcohol

A few scientists in Japan made an amazing discovery after celebrating with alcohol.

October 8, 2010


glass of wine

Let’s Have A Toast To Our Top 6 Alcohol Related Stories!

A Moment of Science answers your questions about creating, mixing and drinking alcohol.

February 26, 2010


A glass of red wine.

Wine And Beer: Different Types Of Alcohol, Same Basic Process

How are wine and beer similar? How are they different?

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