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Overview of Genes, DNA, and Chromosomes

The science communities knowledge of genetics increases every day, making medical discoveries and treatments more likely with each passing day. If …

Genetics

The Best Whiskeys In The World (From Countries Not Usually Associated With Whisky)

The world of whisk(e)y is huge. It might seem like Canada, the US, Ireland, Scotland, and Japan get all the acclaim when it comes to the aged spirit. But, there are many other countries slowly making a name for themselves in the whiskey industry. And getting to try delicious offerings from all …

Whiskey

San Francisco World Spirits Competition Releases 2018 Best in Class Winners

The San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC)) is one of the most prestigious spirits competitions in the world and recognized internationally as one of the most influential events in the world of spirits. The competition, held each spring in San Francisco, was founded in 2000 by Anthony Dias …

Whiskey

This $38 Texas Bourbon Just Won Double Gold For The 2nd Straight Year

Ben Milam Texas Whiskey<p>Posted in Vices<p>The San Francisco World Spirits Competition is held every spring to commemorate distilleries both large and …

Special Forces

Three of the Best Whiskies You Can Find in Stores, According to 48 Experts

The 2018 San Francisco Spirits Competition has released its full list of winners and, unsurprisingly, nearly every spirit that made it to the …

San Francisco

Suntory Time: Hibiki Whisky Discontinued As Aged Japanese Whisky Runs Dry

The Hibiki 17-Year-Old, a famed Japanese whisky by Suntory that was featured in the 2003 movie <i>Lost In Translation</i>, will be officially discontinued. Just a few weeks prior, I wrote on the addition of the premium blend on the Japan Airlines in-flight menu, but as usual, things change quicker than …

Online Life

Frog-Killing Fungus Found to Have Origins on Korean Peninsula

In the 1970s and 1980s frogs and other amphibians seemed to be disappearing overnight. By 1999, researchers had determined the culprit was a deadly disease caused by chytrid fungus which infected the animals with tiny, swimming spores.<p>Today this disease, called Chytridiomycosis, is thought to be …

Zoology

Oklahoma High Schooler's Carbon Discovery Elicits Wonder From Experts

"It's a wonderful, wonderful thing."<p>Taking teenage rebellion to a new level, Oklahoma high school senior George Wang stunned teachers and fellow …

Chemistry

Some Guy Bought the Most Expensive Bottle of Whisky Ever at the Dubai Airport

An unnamed businessman purchased two bottles of The Macallan 1926 for $1.2 million<p>An unnamed international businessman and private collector just set …

Move Over, Double Helix: A New Form of DNA Has Just Been Discovered

This is the first time it's ever been seen in a living cell.<p>When we learn about human genetics in high school biology class, one of the most basic …

The Man Behind The Last Drops Of The World's Rarest Whisky

The distillery making the whisky shut down in 2000 before the site was taken apart in 2011. Never to be made again, whisky released by this lost distillery sells today for some of the highest price tags the whisky world has ever seen. The bottlings break auction records, almost annually; last year …

Whiskey

Think You’re a Whiskey Expert? Mysterious Glenlivet Bottle is Challenging You to The Test

If your dram of whiskey is feeling a little dull, now you can turn it into a mysterious, code-breaking experience.<p>Glenlivet Code is a new …

Scotch Whisky

8 of the Most Expensive Scotches in the World

Expecting a big tax return this year? Consider shelling out for some high-dollar hooch. These days, rare scotches are as good an investment as gold. …

Explainer: CRISPR Gene Editing and How It Works

CRISPR harnesses the natural defence mechanisms of some bacteria to cut human DNA strands. Then the DNA strand either heals itself or we inject new …

Japanese Whisky: A Guide for the Thirsty and Curious | GQ

What to expect, what to buy, and how to drink it.<p>It’s hard to imagine a category of spirit more hyped by today’s cool-kid drinkers than Japanese whisky. (And yes, you spell it without the “e”.) But until as recently as 2015, whiskey fans were much more likely to reach for a peaty Scotch or robust, …

14 best American whiskies

The vastness of America, both in terms of geography and its taste for whiskey, means that there is a great, diverse array of spirits available. So, …

17 Rare Whiskies Worth Flying to Scotland For

Most of the year, Scotland comes to me—in a glass.<p>My favorite whiskies instantly transport me across the Atlantic. But some of the best whisky expressions never make it to the U.S—and the ones that do come in meager per-state allocations that are laughable at best. Just think of it this way: …

Whiskey

Why Is Japanese Whisky So Expensive and Is It Worth the Price?

It depends on who you ask.<p>Drinks trends come and go, but the one surrounding Japanese whisky doesn’t seem to be dying down anytime soon. As Japanese …

Whiskey

Legendary Bourbon Pappy Van Winkle Takes Center Stage

At the 14th annual NYC WhIsky Nite tasting event on Wednesday there will be a chance for a lucky few to sip 15-year-old Pappy Van Winkle Kentucky …

Scotch Whisky Breaks Export Record, Thanks To Single Malt Sales

Whisky lovers rejoice! Scotch whisky broke a new export record in 2017, with overseas sales hitting £4.36 billion – equal to more than 1.2 billion bottles - according to the industry’s lobbying body, the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA).<p>The year marks an increase of 8.9% in value, and a growth in …

Whiskey

10 Best Scotch Whiskies Under $100 (Updated for 2018) • Gear Patrol

Friday, May 18, 2018<p>Sea of Whisky<p>The Best Scotch Whiskies Under $100<p>February 16, 2018 | By J. Travis Smith | Photo by Eric Yang<p><i>This definitive guide</i> …

Whiskey

Big Companies Are Embracing Analytics, But Most Still Don’t Have a Data-Driven Culture

For six consecutive years NewVantage Partners has conducted an annual survey on how executives in large corporations view data. Each year the response rate increases, and the reported urgency of making effective use of data increases as well. This year the results are both more encouraging and more …

Why alcohol makes people violent, solved by scientists

The mystery of why alcohol makes people violent has finally been solved.<p>Scientists recruited 50 young men and asked them to consume either vodka or placebo drinks which were alcohol free.<p>They found that after just two drinks activity diminished in the prefrontal cortex of the brain - an area which …

New South Wales

The Best Whiskey Bar in Every State

It takes more than a massive selection of bottles and a few library ladders to make a great whiskey bar. A place could stock thousands of bottles and …

Philadelphia

4 Cocktails To Make You Fall In Love With Scotch

Scotch is seen as the most sacred of the whisky family, and people can get pretty protective over what you do with it.<p>Contrary to popular belief, …

Stonefruit

This $300,000 50-Year Yamazaki Single Malt Is The Most Expensive Japanese Whisky Ever

For some people, distilled spirits aren’t just a drink to enjoy – they’re a way of life. And we are forced to assume that’s the case for the owner of …

Single Malt Whisky

2018 Best of Craft Beer Awards Winners

Brewers Across the Country (and World) compete in 5th Annual <b>2018 Best of Craft Beer Awards</b> held in Bend, Oregon at Bachelor Village Resort last …

Beer

6 Incredible Guinness Records Featuring Scotch Whisky

There are always new things to learn about the whisky industry. There are facts about distilleries, new whiskies, distillery production methods, and plenty more.<p>But once during a tasting I was asked what the oldest bottle of whisky was. Believing it was the famous Old Vatted Glenlivet, I realized …

Google Search

Scientists pave way for at-home genome mapping with portable DNA sequencer

LONDON — Scientists have assembled the most complete human genome to be mapped with a single technology using a new pocket-size portable DNA sequencer, which they say could one day make genome mapping quick and simple enough to do at home.<p>Using a device about the size of a mobile phone and called a …

Genetics

Lake Michigan has become dramatically clearer in last 20 years — but at a steep cost

Decades ago, Lake Michigan teemed with nutrients and green algae, casting a brownish-green hue that resembled the mouth of an inland river rather than a vast, open-water lake.<p>Back then, the lake's swampy complexion was less than inviting to swimmers and kayakers, but it supported a robust fishing …

Great Lakes