Do Different Kinds Of Alcohol Get You Different Kinds Of Drunk?

When your friend gets tipsy and starts rambling about how tequila turns her into a savage party monster, and then your other friend vehemently calls bullshit, calmly put your hands up and say this: "Friends. Please. I got this." And then explain to them what I'm about to explain to you. » 8/15/14 4:01pm 8/15/14 4:01pm

The 7 Deadliest Fashion Trends Of All Time

Keeping up with fashion trends can sometimes be uncomfortable and expensive. But trying a new style or two is typically not life-threatening — except in the case of these dangerous trends, that maimed (and sometimes killed) anyone brave enough to sport them. » 6/24/14 1:58pm 6/24/14 1:58pm

Powdered Alcohol Is Officially A Thing In The United States

Alcohol is primarily known as a liquid, but it can also be whipped, solidified, and practically vaporized. But now it's available in powdered form — a product called "Palcohol" that was just approved by the U.S. government. » 4/21/14 3:58pm 4/21/14 3:58pm

What Makes Sugar and Salt So Delicious Together?

What makes a chocolate-covered pretzel such an insanely tasty concoction? The English language is curiously lacking in a word for something that's both sugary and salty, but fortunately science has some answers. » 10/01/13 10:12pm 10/01/13 10:12pm

Meet Donna J. Nelson, Breaking Bad's Behind-the-Scenes Professor

Donna J. Nelson is a professor of organic chemistry at the University of Oklahoma with a CV that's over 31-pages long. One of the most recent entries? Science advisor to AMC's hit show about a chemistry teacher gone nutso, Breaking Bad. » 8/22/13 10:00am 8/22/13 10:00am

We can dye hair with real gold nanoparticles

If we can bedazzle body parts and attach precious stones to our nails, isn't it time we look for a way to appropriately deck our hair with reprehensible displays of wealth? Science to the rescue! You can now turn your hair brown, with real gold. » 1/06/13 12:45pm 1/06/13 12:45pm

Are Friendship Bracelet Kits the New Exploding Volcanoes? Some…

It's that time of year when we spoil our children garbage-rotten with toys, toys, and more toys. It's the reason for the season! In fact, right before I signed off from my last shift before Christmas, I gchatted my boss "Merry Christmas! Now I gotta go buy some educational toys my nieces will hate!" However, when… » 12/27/12 1:50pm 12/27/12 1:50pm

The Pseudo-Science Behind Dating Websites Is Total Crap

Like Love Potion no. 9, a decent film adaptation of Infinite Jest, and passable meatless bacon, the notion that a dating website like eharmony can utilize user-entered data to precisely and scientifically predict future relationship potential is a quixotic myth willed into being by our stupid dreams and kept alive by… » 4/17/12 1:15pm 4/17/12 1:15pm