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Behind the dead-water phenomenon

What makes ships mysteriously slow down or even stop as they travel, even though their engines are working properly? This was first observed in 1893 and was described experimentally in 1904 without all the secrets of this "dead water"…

Spinach on the ceiling

An autobiography by Martin Karplus, nobel laureate in chemistry (with over 200 illustrations)Credit: World Scientific Escaping war and living as a refugee in a foreign land would destroy most childhoods. But to Nobel Laureate