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.
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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 You're disoriented and the inside of your mouth has been replaced by arse-flavoured shellac.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.
We've all dreamed about the perfect beer / beverage fridge at some stage, though a general lack of inventive engineering skills is usually the deciding factor between imagination and reality. That can't stop you from appreciating the efforts of others, like this secret underground cooler from Peter Götting.
There's no alcohol that makes me forget the night as much as tequila, and there's also no alcohol I know less about. Which is fitting, I guess. What makes it special is the blue agave plant. Here's a quick look at what it takes to make tequila. From harvesting and cutting out the core of the blue agave plant (which looks like something from Super Mario Bros.) to baking it and extracting the juice and letting it ferment, it's a delicious-looking process.
Directed by Nerdo, this short animation interprets the poem about beer from Charles Bukowski and it's so dark and bitingly true and totally spot on about the dependency that someone could have on beer (or wine or whiskey or whatever). We get in the mind of a man who has accepted what alcohol has done to him but feels the need to keep on going.
At some point in the future we'll all be downing rejuvenation pills to stave off the swing of a certain, sharp farming implement. Until then, we'll have to rely on overpriced moisturisers, demonic deals with Mark Sheppard and this gin, called "Anti-aGin".
There is a growing body of evidence that coffee may be good for your long-term health, reducing the risk of type II diabetes, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. According to one recent meta-study, it may also lower your risk of liver damage from boozing.
Despite drinking the same amounts, people in lower income communities have higher levels of alcohol-related ill health than people in wealthier communities, and now UK scientists think they know why.
Their research shows that poorer people are 11 times more likely to combine drinking with other unhealthy habits such as smoking, poor diet, being overweight and failing to exercise, leading to worse outcomes than alcohol alone.