We may finally know why warm water freezes faster than cool water

It's a conundrum that's baffled scientists since the time of Aristotle: Why do warmer liquids freeze faster than cooler ones? Researchers from Singapore's Nanyang Technological University have come up with an awesome new theory that may finally put the mystery to rest. » 11/05/13 9:20am 11/05/13 9:20am

Decades-Long Physics Mystery Sparked by Ice Cream

How did a love of frozen treats lead to one of the greatest mysteries in physics? Find out in our tale of the Mpemba Effect, a still-unexplained phenomenon where boiling liquids freeze faster than cool ones. » 4/01/10 11:44am 4/01/10 11:44am