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Ask a Bartender: The Bartender Secrets Customers Don't Know

As with all professions, bartenders have insight into their workplaces that the rest of us can't match. But given that the rest of us hang out <i>at</i> their workplace, we might benefit from learning a tip or two. We asked bartenders across the country: What's one bartender secret that customers don't …

James Bond is an 'impotent drunk'

<b>Vodka martini, "shaken not stirred" - often said as part of a bad Sean Connery impersonation - is one of the most quotable lines from Bond.</b><p>Yet Her Majesty's top secret agent's love of the bottle would leave him impotent and at death's door.<p>Doctors analysing the Ian Fleming novels show James Bond …

Alcohol

The TSA Is No Match For This Mad Scientist And His Gun Made With Junk From Airport Stores

Evan Booth hacks together working weapons–like a shotgun, a grenade, and a crossbow–with purchases anyone can make after they go through security, to show that the TSA is more spectacle than real protection. And the FBI is taking notice.<p>Things you can’t bring on a plane: Scissors, gel candles, …

GTA 5 Infographic Makes Comparing Vehicles Easy

Here's a quick visual reference for comparing vehicles in Grand Theft Auto V and GTA Online.<p>Particularly in Grand Theft Auto Online, choosing a car …

The whole point of drinking is the hangover

With Professor David Nutt's synthetic beer, we’d never learn to live with the consequences of our behaviour<p><b>Professor David Nutt</b>, the scientist who was the Labour government’s drugs adviser, this week appeared on the Today programme seeking investment for substances that mimic the effect of …

Alcohol

Elsa Hosk and Why We Love Women

A scientific look (complete with an incredibly serious video and GIFs)<p><i>Published in the November 2013 issue</i><p><b>Dayum.</b> That ElsaHosk is so fking bilaterally symmetrical. That makes me think she experienced low oxidative stress in the womb, meaning she is likely to be healthy, meaning she is likely to be …

Psychology

Neuro-enhancement in the military: far-fetched or an inevitable future?

As the science of brain stimulation forges ahead, neuroscientists and psychologists face tough ethical decisions<p>About five years ago, not long after I started up my research group at Cardiff University, something rather strange happened. One morning I came down to my lab to find the door wide open …

Calculating Hop Bitterness: How much Hops to Use?

15 comments<p><b>Editors Note:</b> This is part 3 of a 4 part series on strategies for surviving the ongoing hop crisis. Please join us next week for 10 tips …

Enter, Sandman: how lucid dreaming ‘can help you change yourself’

Thomas Peisel will teach you to reign over the witching hour<p>Maybe the vast majority of your recollected dreams involve public speaking in the nude, or repeatedly failing your college chemistry final. Or maybe you don’t recall having any dreams at all. According to Thomas Peisel, both scenarios are …

The Most Complete Guide To Beer Ever [Infographic]

It's... it's beautiful.<p>The artists at Pop Chart Lab, who've created gorgeous visualizations of everything from classic Nintendo games to bicycles, are tackling beer. A lot of beer.<p>Pop Chart has already released two beer posters, but since you can never, ever have a problem because of too much beer, …

Posters

A Massive Map of Beer For Obsessive Brew Snobs

There comes a time in life when the cheap, watery beer ubiquitous at youthful keg parties and in not-quite-legally-sourced 24-packs just <i>isn’t good</i> …

A Crazy Size Comparison Of Sci-Fi's Greatest Ships [Infographic]

The _Star Wars _vessels are puny compared to the ship from _Independence Day. _<p>Being a small child, I often think to myself: <i>What if the _Star Wars _spaceships got into a fight with the ships from _Star Troopers</i>? _Thanks to this infographic from DeviantART user Dirk Loechel, I finally have an …

The 20 Most Stylish Men of Hollywood's Golden Age

Men's Fashion

Beer Experts Say These Are The 20 Best Beers In The World

Stanford University computer science post-doc Julian McAuley and assistant professor Jure Leskovec released a paper earlier this year outlining how our tastes change as we consume more products and gain more expertise.<p>Their theory was the more experience we have, the more we will like certain …

Beer

Best burgers in Chicago

Some may say this is a Chicago hot dog town, or that we love deep dish pizza more than anything else, but when it comes down to it, we think Chicago …

Kogan debuts second Agora smartphone: 5-inch 720p display, 1.2GHz quad-core CPU, Jelly Bean, $189

Kogan's Agora brand may not drive techies wild like Galaxies or iThings do, but its motto is clear: try to deliver reasonable hardware at the lowest possible price. The company's first bid for a piece of the smartphone pie launched earlier this year, and today we're learning of its sequel. …

Scientists invent hangover-free beer

Sunglasses and Advil might not be the only cure for a hangover these days.<p>Australian scientists have brewed up a hangover-free beer, allowing …

Alcohol

How Flavors Are Linked, Visualized

If you've ever wondered why certain foods taste great together—tomato and basil or, hell, peanut butter and jelly—then wonder no longer. This amazing …

The biology behind a beer’s ‘bite’: You’re tasting carbonic acid!

Researchers say the characteristic "bite" that's associated with beer and other carbonated beverages comes from carbonic acid rather than carbon dioxide bubbles. The bubbles add to the appeal of a fizzy drink, but through the sense of touch rather than taste. Philippe Huguen<p>Researchers say the …

Carbon Dioxide

Serious Entertaining: Our Favorite Beer Pairings for a Late Summer Feast

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>There are few things I enjoy more than a good beer and a good summer barbecue, and there's no time like August to enjoy them both together. If you're entertaining between now and Labor Day, or just grilling for a few …

The First Quantum Teleportation In A Computer Chip

In a milestone for quantum computing, researchers at ETH Zurich have demonstrated quantum teleportation in a solid-state circuit. Even more, they’ve broken something of a quantum speed record – they estimate that their system could teleport 10,000 quantum bits per second. This teleportation …

Is Molecule-R's Cocktail R-Evolution Molecular Mixology Kit Right for You?

Have you ever thought about making Bloody Marys that look like tomatoes? How about spherified sake bombs? Modernist cooking techniques popularized by chefs such as Ferran Adrià, José Andrés, and Grant Achatz have moved out of the kitchens and into the bars—why shouldn't you be able to get in on …

The Nine Healthiest Alcoholic Drinks

<i>Did you have a few too many cookouts this summer, and maybe pack on a few too many pounds? Here's a refresher on some healthy booze to get you drunk</i> …

The Cheat Sheet for Beef

Wish you knew how to decide which cut of beef to buy? This infographic will inform you about the type of meat, the cost, and method to cook it.

4 Superfoods You Need to Try

Health awareness is increasing and so is the demand for healthy and nutritious food choices. Arguably, many prepackaged and processed food options …

The First Lab-Grown Hamburger Is Served

Beef cells cultured without killing the animal<p>Since 2008, Dr. Mark Post has been working on growing edible meat in a laboratory. Today, at an event in London, the first in-vitro hamburger has been served.<p>Muscle stem cells were taken from a cow's shoulder in a gentle biopsy and grown in calf serum, …

4 ways to pair: Hot dogs

<b>Baseball’s back, and with it, the ketchup-and-mustard ballpark dog—which happens to pair wonderfully with a slew of brews beyond the ice-cold …

Zagat

Too Much of a Good Thing? Concerns About Craft-Beer Saturation

We are undoubtedly living through a beer renaissance. In the late ’70s, there were just 44 brewing companies in the entire U.S. Now, there are …

Know the Lingo When Buying Beer at the Store

We've discussed some beer terms you should know when ordering at a bar, but there are some others that are even more helpful when you're picking out …