Tag Archives: Scientific American

• Yet Another Kooky Beer Brewed From Prehistoric Whale Fossil

Yet Another Kooky Beer Brewed From Prehistoric Whale Fossil

Yeast found on the 35 million-year-old remains of a prehistoric whale is the latest bizarre ingredient to be used to brew beer in an effort to engage people with science. The Lost Rhino Brewing Company, together with Paleo Quest, a non-profit dedicated to advancing palaeontology and geology, have created Bone Dusters Paleo Ale; a beer made from yeast found […]

• The Wine Industry Thinks It’s Getting Us Drunk Too Quickly

The Wine Industry Thinks It’s Getting Us Drunk Too Quickly

As a fix, wine scientists are searching for a wild yeast species that will produce less alcoholic beverages. The wine industry has a problem. Over the past years, the alcoholic content in wine has steadily been climbing, from 13 percent to, in some cases, 17 percent, Scientific American reports. Some might wonder: Ok, so what’s the problem? […]