Alice Cooper Reveals New Song "Caffeine" from his Forthcoming Album

Alice Cooper has released two songs from his upcoming album, Welcome 2 My Nightmare, into the world.  He unveiled the first single, “I’ll Bite Your Face Off,” as well as “Caffeine,” its B-side single, on his Friday night radio show on August 19.  A clip of “Caffeine” can be heard on Alice Cooper Sings “Caffeine” […]

How Caffeine in Coffee Protects Against Skin Cancer

It’s been known for a number of years that caffeine can help lower the chance of being struck with UV-associated skin cancer.  Now a team of scientists from Rutgers University and the University of Washington have uncovered one mechanism underlying this protection.  By inhibiting a DNA repair pathway, caffeine causes pre-cancerous cells to die after being damaged […]

Mocha Lisa: Updating DaVinci's Masterpiece with Coffee!

Over the years, Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece Mona Lisa has been parodied many times, including when Dada artist Marcel Duchamp gave the subject of the painting a moustache.  Now Karen Eland, an American artist and caffeine-lover, has modernized the classic work of art by depicting the model for the painting raising a cup of coffee with her […]

Caffeine vs. Coffee in Athletic and Sports Performance

As we have seen, caffeine is found in a wide variety of sources.  Does the form in which caffeine is ingested influence its ergogenic, or energy boosting, effects?  In other words, do the energy boosting effects of caffeine vary, depending on whether the caffeine is delivered in a cup of coffee, a caffeine “alertness aid,” […]

Caffeine and Sports: Improving Athletic Performance

Caffeine has always been recognized as an agent that stimulates the release of energy in the body.  Among the Aztecs, the energy-giving power of cacao was so jealously prized that, apart from the nobility, only soldiers on campaign and the pochta, a hereditary class of merchant-adventurers, were permitted to use it.  (Montezuma I even promulgated […]