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Run, Stay Sober, Or Die

Drinking an average of 2.4 standard drinks per day for men and 1.6 drinks per day for women has been associated with a 36 per cent greater risk of death from cancer, as well as a 13 per cent greater risk of death from any cause.

But a international research collaboration led by University of Sydney has found that exercising at even basic recommended weekly physical activity levels (at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity) may offset some of the harmful effects of drinking alcohol.


Mice Bred Over Several Decades To Get Wasted For Science

It’s tough to say whether studies that show there is an “alcohol gene” hold any weight, but a new study does attempt to drive home that genetics can play a role in somebody’s desire to get totally trashed. It’s all thanks to some drunk mice.


This Freaky-Arse Primate Likes To Get Wasted As Much As You Do

Humans may be more closely related to great apes, but according to science, our true kindred spirits are aye-ayes. These Gollum-eyed lemurs like to skulk about in the forest getting liquored until the sun comes up. Wow, same!


Fake Beer Is Just As Bad As You'd Expect

Video: Non-alcoholic beer doesn’t taste all that good. This week on Happy Hour we tried three non-alcoholic beers and felt only slightly hydrated afterwards.


The Best Booze You've Never Heard Of Comes From This Secret Science Lab 

Steve Grasse wanted to make the best spirits in the world — so he followed the water. It led him to Tamworth, New Hampshire, a colonial-era township at the foothills of the White Mountains. The town drinks from the Ossippee aquifer, an underground labyrinth of granite-purified mountain water that’s never seen a trace of industrial pollution.


It's Your Fault For Ordering A Cocktail That's Both Frozen And On Fire

Video: Ha! I trapped the drink you ordered in a weird ice sphere. Bet you weren’t expecting that. Don’t even try melting it with your tongue or some shit, because I also lit the glass on fire.


Does A Weekend Of Binge-Drinking Make Your Cold Worse?

People who binge drink on the weekend take more days off work, but the cost may be more than just economic.


Scientists 'Rebrew' 220-Year Old Beer With Yeast From Aussie Shipwreck

Crafting beer is a science… especially when you’re using yeast from a shipwreck two centuries old. That’s right: an international team of scientists lead by an Australian researcher have “rebrewed” beer using yeast carefully collected from a sunken vessel off the coast of Tasmania.


Do Different Kinds Of Alcohol Get You Different Kinds Of Drunk?

When your friend gets tipsy and starts rambling about how tequila turns her into a savage party monster, and then your other friend vehemently calls bullshit, calmly put your hands up and say this: “Friends. Please. I got this.” And then explain to them what I’m about to explain to you.


A Recipe For Your Hangover Michelada That's Impossible To Screw Up

It’s Sunday morning. Probably. You’re disoriented and the inside of your mouth has been replaced by arse-flavoured shellac. The full weight of last night will soon come rushing back to you, and you need enough hair of the dog to qualify as taxidermy in order to steel yourself against the impending nausea.


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