“The relaxing and socially lubricating qualities of alcohol, but without the hangovers.”

Synthetic alcohol is now a thing

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Sat, Mar 30th, 2019 11:54 by capnasty NEWS

Straight out of Star Trek, scientist David Nutt is working on creating a synthetic alcohol that makes you tipsy but not drunk and spares you all the negative health effects.

[...] Nutt has long been developing a holy grail of molecules – also referred to as “alcosynth” – that will provide the relaxing and socially lubricating qualities of alcohol, but without the hangovers, health issues and the risk of getting paralytic. It sounds too good to be true, and when I discuss the notion with two alcohol industry experts, they independently draw parallels with plans to colonise Mars.

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