February 9, 2013

Beer Is Healthier than Water & Saves Lives

Hank Campbell, Science 2.0

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It's the weekend, which means it is time for scientists, science journalists, book authors and intellectually curious readers to think about microbiology.  And that means beer. Beer is actually safer to drink than water. You didn't know that?  Let's talk some biology.

The master ingredient in beer is yeast. That's a microbe! So if you do experiments with beer this weekend, you are advancing the world of science.

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TAGGED: Microbiology, Yeast, Beer


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