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Shaking a Champagne Bottle

17 Dec 2019

People readily understand that solids can dissolve in a liquid. Salt or sugar dissolve in water and the warmer the water, the faster the rate of dissolution. We learn this in elementary school. But...

Bubbling in the New Year

27 Dec 2018

Louis the fifteenth's favourite paramour, as the fable goes, commissioned a glassblower to make the glasses in order to please the king who was so enamoured of her bosom. The story goes down well...

Holiday Heart Attacks: One More Thing to Worry About

20 Dec 2018

A new study in the British Medical Journal might be enough to ruin your Christmas mood because it suggests that the risk of having a heart attack is higher during the holidays and on Christmas Eve...

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