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Make mine a cuppa

Make mine a cuppa

My drink of choice is definitely tea (sorry, sour cherry juice, you’re in second place). Green tea, black tea, white tea, herbal tea, rooibos tea – you name it, I drink it, not just the conventional way but cold brewed too. So when those nice people at...
Shiny happy people drink beer

Shiny happy people drink beer

Alcohol helps us lose social inhibitions – that much we know (and we don’t need experts to tell us about it either). But what about beer specifically? Well according to scientists from Basel’s University Hospital, it affects the way we see specific...
Coffee habit dictated by DNA

Coffee habit dictated by DNA

How many do you have a day? One, two, three? More? If you’re not one of those people who can’t function without knocking back numerous cups of coffee, chances are you have a DNA variation in a gene called PDSS2. And there you were thinking it was something...
The rise and rise of cognitive offloading

The rise and rise of cognitive offloading

Ever wondered why your memory’s not as sharp or expansive as it used to be? Blame the internet, say researchers at the Universities of California and Illinois. Well, more specifically, blame cognitive offloading, which is when you rely on things like the...
What’s in a nose?

What’s in a nose?

You know how when two drunks get into a fight in a movie or TV programme, then one of them punches the other in the nose and suddenly there’s blood gushing everywhere? Well I’ve been lucky enough never to have been punched in the face, so I always thought the...