Thursday, April 13, 2006

Water's Quantum Secret: Cover Story of New Scientist

The cover story of this week's New Scientist (8-14 April) is a fascinating look at the amazing properties of water. "Put bluntly, says writer Rober Matthews, "you owe your existence to quantum effects in water that make even the wackiest New Age ideas seem ho-hum." One commonly known fact among water's life-giving and sustaining properties is being less dense while frozen than as a liquid. This means that oceans and other bodies of water do not freeze from the bottom up, permitting life to adapt to changing temperatures. Read the rest of The Quantum Elixir in the science library - have a seat at the display rack for this week's journals!

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