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Boiling Coca-Cola Turns The Soda Into This Gross Black Goopy Tar

The delicious diabetes drink commonly known as soda is a true scientific wonder. We know it’s crap, but we love it anyway. CrazyRussianHacker wanted to show just how much crap (and sugar) is in one bottle of Coke, so he boiled out all the water in the soda to see what was leftover.


A Tequila Sweetener Could Help Reduce Diabetes And Obesity

Tequila is the answer to many of life’s problems — and now, a sweetener made from the stuff might just be the answer to our diabetes and obesity pandemics, too.


Weekend Long Read: The Truth About Aspartame & Your Health

A quick online search of Aspartame will provide you with numerous opinions about this artificial sweetener. Some claim it causes things like cancer, seizures, multiple sclerosis, lupus, memory problems and brain tumors. Just about every governmental organisation in the world, regulating food products, have deemed it safe for human consumption. (But, you know, just about every governing body in the world still gets the “sodium raises blood pressure” myth wrong, despite overwhelming scientific evidence to the contrary, so let’s not take their word on the whole Aspartame thing!)


The Climbing Walls In This Former Sugar Factory Look Like Candy Heaven

The industrial silhouette of a former sugar refinery in Montreal has gotten a pretty sweet makeover, being transformed into a fully-equipped climbing gym. Now, Allez-Up’s sky-high ceilings house faceted white walls studded with colourful holds, like bits of candy in a saccharine mine.


3D Printed Sugar Is Intricately Beautiful

Forget medical applications and guns: when 3D printing is this beautiful, I don’t care if the result is only good for sweetening my coffee.


Boeing's Concept SUGAR Plane Plugs In Like A Prius

In November of 2011, American commercial airlines consumed 1.83 million litres of fuel — every day — and paid a total of $US49.8 billion that month to do so. And with increasingly tight operating budgets, fuel efficiency has quickly become a primary concern for the airlines. Boeing thinks one possible solution is its new plug-in hybrid jet concept that burns 70 per cent less gas per flight with the help of local power grid.


What Would Happen If Those Coca-Cola Polar Bears Really Drank Soft Drink?

I once loved everything about soft drink. Its amazing refreshing ability, its sweetness, its bubbles — it was magic in liquid form. But of course it came with the cost of ridiculous amounts of sugar and calories. So I cut back. But for people who don’t cut back on soft drink? Watch out. Here’s what would happen if those cute Coca-Cola polar bears really drank soft drink.


How Sugar Could Charge Up Our Gadgets And Make Them Cheaper

Lithium-ion batteries are the most common technology powering modern devices. But lithium itself is a rare metal that’s hard to come by, so countries that have to import it are developing alternatives. In Japan, researchers have discovered a way to make a sodium-ion battery that can be made with plain old sugar.


Sugar-Powered Fuel Cells Could Recharge Inside Your Body

The limited capabilities of batteries are the bane of all gadgets, but they’re particularly problematic for devices designed to be implanted into humans where simply plugging in a charging cable is impractical. So MIT researchers have nearly perfected a new type of fuel cell that’s powered by glucose instead.


These Are Literally The Sweetest Murals You've Ever Seen

Montreal-based artist Shelley Miller has found a new use for sugar, and it’s got nothing to do with dessert. Using a technique quite similar to the way decorative icing is piped onto a cake, Miller replicated ancient mosaics, historical Portuguese tiles and decorative street art — all in a water-soluble medium.


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