Our Ancestors Developed a Love For Alcohol Millions of Years Ago

Obviously, alcohol's been a part of human society for a very long time. We started making it at roughly the same time we figured out agriculture, 9,000 years ago. A new study on our now-extinct ancestors revealed that they developed the ability to metabolize alcohol when they started going down to forest floors, about… » 2/05/15 9:00pm 2/05/15 9:00pm

One Photographer's Quest to Figure Out What Causes Scotch Whisky Rings

Ernie Button is a photographer who, in his quest to join his wife in whisky drinking, started taking photos of his drinks. He noticed that certain types of the alcohol would leave behind complex patterns of rings and others would not. So his curiosity drove him to reach out to experts to find out why. » 11/24/14 9:00pm 11/24/14 9:00pm

The Legalization of Marijuana Could Reduce Alcoholism

Across the U.S., people are indulging in a drug that is imposing huge costs on themselves and society. It's called alcohol, and its excessive use has led to approximately 88,000 deaths per year. A growing body of research suggests marijuana could lower that number, since people who smoke pot tend to drink less. » 10/10/14 8:30am 10/10/14 8:30am