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Different Alcoholic Drinks Tied to Different Moods

By Catherine Offord | November 22, 2017

An online survey finds that people report feeling most relaxed with a glass of red wine or beer, and most aggressive when drinking spirits.


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The Evolution of Beer Yeast

By Ben Andrew Henry | September 12, 2016

Sequencing more than 150 yeast genomes, scientists describe distinct lineages cultivated by humans for making beer and wine.


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Barf-Less Brews

By Tracy Vence | June 1, 2014

Genetic engineering could help keep harmful toxins out of barley and beer, but will consumers with a thirst for craft malts and brews buy into it?


image: Week in Review: April 15–19

Week in Review: April 15–19

By Jef Akst | April 19, 2013

Measuring consciousness; unethical data splitting; the deliciousness of beer; autism mutations linked to cannabinoid signaling; arming animals against electron microscopes


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Beer Tastes Intoxicating

By Sabrina Richards | April 15, 2013

Just the flavor of beer is enough to boost dopamine in brain areas related to reward—especially in men with alcoholic relatives.


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Beard Beer

By Beth Marie Mole | October 4, 2012

A brewmaster is creating a signature concoction using yeast found in his facial hair.


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Beer Yeast Identified

By Jef Akst | August 23, 2011

A new yeast species found in Patagonia appears to be the missing half of the long-used lager yeast.


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