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Humans Wasted Over 9 Million Years Not Making Booze

A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences says that our human ancestors first gained the ability to consume alcohol roughly 10 million years ago.  That’s when genetic changes made it possible for our primate forebearers to properly digest ethanol, that silly psychoactive substance we call alcohol. 

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Beer That Won’t Give You a Hangover Isn’t Much of a Beer

Australia is a country of extremes – their alcoholic sports fans bury beer a week before racing events to circumvent the 24-cans-per-day limit, and their spiders are terrifying.  But this story from Time.com reveals a different side of Australian extremism, because the “no hangover” beer they’ve developed Down Under is extremely silly, for exactly 2.3 […]

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Study Shows Beer Cures What Ails You

I’ve been nursing a brutally bad back since Monday, when it decided to go out without provocation or reason.  I’ve also had a head cold, which is just an AWESOME thing to have when your spine is resting against the nerves in your lower back. /Sneeze /Scream /Repeat I took some muscle relaxers and they […]

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Our Ancestors Took 3 Billion Years to Evolve from a Single Cell Organism, Brewers Yeast Does it in 2 Weeks

Other kinds of nerds have discovered what beer geeks have known for a long time: Brewers yeast is an amazing little critter.  In the world of brewing, yeast is a major factor in the character and potency of a beer.  In the world of science, it is an industrious single-cell organism that is sometimes called […]

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Huge Research Breakthrough: Alcohol Fuels Unsafe Sex!

Hold onto your hats and try to stay with me here.  A new (probably expensive) study is reporting that alcohol effects decision making, and a person’s level of risky sexual behavior INCREASES AS MORE ALCOHOL IS CONSUMED!!  OMG!!  They’ve finally cracked the code!!  Up until now, I thought that it was just a coincidence that […]

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More Groundbreaking Science: Adults Get Drunk at Sporting Events

Earlier this week we shared an important scientific fact that you already knew: Caffeine and anti-inflammatories (you know, coffee and Advil) can help alleviate the symptoms of a hangover.  Really, Professor Obvious? Well, on the heels of that groundbreaking research comes another startling fact: People get drunk at sporting events.  Who knew?!  Oh, that’s right, […]

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