Booze Burns

As any recent college graduate can attest, drinking straight hard alcohol burns. But why? So the YouTube channel SciShow has come to our rescue with an intellectual explanation to the phenomenon. Turns out that alcohol actually lowers the tolerance of certain heat receptors in your mouth, causing them to activate at 34 degrees Celsius (93 Fahrenheit) instead of 42 degrees …

SATW Award Winners for 2014

The Lowell Thomas competition is overseen by the Society of American Travel Writers Foundation (SATWF). The awards are recognized as the most prestigious in travel journalism. The awards are announced annually at the conference of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW), the premier professional organization of travel journalists and communicators. The competition was judged by faculty members at the …