Chemists prove that ice skaters and molecules run on the same principle

The macro and the micro were linked through an ingenious experiment published last week. Scientists from Michigan State University showed that the way molecules shift energy around, is governed by the same principle that allows figure skaters to shift speeds during a twirl on the ice. Find out how chemistry and… » 1/02/12 4:00pm 1/02/12 4:00pm

Thousands of white dwarf stars could theoretically explode at any moment

The whole point of white dwarfs is that they're the remains of stars not big enough to go supernova. Or so we thought. Many of these stars are held together by their super-fast spins... and slowing down could mean an explosion. » 9/06/11 11:07am 9/06/11 11:07am