Energy Drink Sales Are Insane, But They Won't Crush Coffee. Here's Why.

Here's some news to file under "dystopian future": Energy drink sales are skyrocketing so quickly that analysts are predicting it could replace coffee as America's preferred caffeine-delivery system. But there may yet be some light at the end of the caffeine-tunnel. » 3/26/14 1:53pm 3/26/14 1:53pm

Why does coffee make you poop?

You know it when you feel it. You've just sat down at your breakfast table, or settled in at your favorite café. You're a few sips into your brew when, out of nowhere, the urge to download a brownload is becoming urgent. Just a few swigs of coffee and it can feel like you've mainlined a laxative — but why? » 3/07/14 11:10am 3/07/14 11:10am

Scientists invent the perfect coffee mug

Scientists love coffee. More than anyone else, by some surveys. So in a way, it makes perfect sense that they would be responsible for what could be the greatest coffee-related invention since coffee-alcohol: a mug that keeps coffee hot – but not too hot – for hours on end. » 12/17/13 2:40pm 12/17/13 2:40pm

Molecular coffee & espresso mugs let you drink caffeine from caffeine

The only thing better than caffeine is more caffeine* (except when it isn't), which could make this mug/espresso cup combo, both of which are modeled after the atomic structure of caffeine, the greatest coffee receptacles in existence. » 10/24/13 3:40pm 10/24/13 3:40pm

Researchers make alcohol from coffee, change everything

A team of goddamn heroes scientists has gone and found a way to make booze out of used coffee grounds, finally bridging the gap between two of the most popular pastimes on the planet. » 8/07/13 7:50am 8/07/13 7:50am

Coffee drinking linked to 50% lower risk of suicide

Go ahead and add this to the "Pro" column on the ever-growing list of reasons to either avoid coffee or guzzle it down wholesale: new research out of the Harvard School of Public Health concludes drinking several cups of coffee a day could reduce the risk of suicide in men and women by about 50%. » 7/26/13 6:20am 7/26/13 6:20am

How to drink coffee in space without burning your face off

Zero gravity is all fine and well — but not being able to grab a cup of joe in the morning would be a huge dealbreaker for many prospective astronauts. Thankfully, NASA has a solution to the problem. » 7/15/13 7:20am 7/15/13 7:20am

This eldritch animation will stare straight into your soul

Animator Jake Fried has a knack for getting under your skin. Back in January, we called his captivating one-minute short "The Deep End" sixty of the most unsettling seconds we'd sat through in some time. His latest animation – titled "Raw Data" – confirms the Boston-based artist still has what it takes to hold us in… » 5/07/13 10:55am 5/07/13 10:55am

How much caffeine is too much?

A lethal dose of caffeine is thought to be roughly 10 grams — about the mass of your standard #2 pencil. That converts to a whopping (but basically undrinkable) 4.69 gallons of coffee, or 120 standard cans of Red Bull. Still, 2012 saw several deaths linked to energy drinks in the United States — five were attributed to … » 2/08/13 11:26am 2/08/13 11:26am

Why Does Coffee Make You Poop?

You know it when you feel it. You've just sat down at your breakfast table, or settled in at your favorite café. You're a few sips into your brew when, out of nowhere, the urge to download a brownload is becoming urgent. Just a few swigs of coffee and it can feel like you've mainlined a laxative — but why? » 1/11/13 11:42am 1/11/13 11:42am