Tuesday, 10 January 2017

The Claim That Hot Water Freezes Faster Than Cold Water Just Got Even Weirder

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Despite sounding like the most egregious contradiction in physics, hot water appears to freeze faster than cold water under certain circumstances. After centuries of experiments demonstrating this phenomenon, no one's been able to explain it.

Now physicists from the Southern Methodist University in Dallas and Nanjing University in China are pointing to strange properties of hydrogen bonds as the solution to one of the oldest mysteries in physics.

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