The Science of Hangover Cures

DISCLAIMER: THIS IS NOT MEDICAL ADVICE. What is a hangover? The truth is we don’t really know. We all know the symptoms: headache, lack of appetite, fatigue, nausea, jitters, just feeling like crap, etc.. Some estimates put the cost in terms of poor work performance in the billions of dollars range. Yet, despite years of…

How to make (mostly) clear ice

In preparation for some cocktails this weekend, I decided to to try and make some clear ice. Having heard that the double boiling and distilled water methods don’t work reliably, I decided to use some science. Slow freezing, like icicles or frozen lakes, gives time for the water bubbles to escape the ice as it…