The Mpemba effect: why hot water freezes faster than cold

The Mpemba effect:  under the right circumstances, hot water can freeze more quickly than cold. This mystery has puzzled thinkers since Aristotle, but a team of Spanish physicists worked out how and why this seeming paradox can occur. The answer, as described in a 2017 paper in Physical Review Letters by Antonio Lasanta of Charles … Continue reading The Mpemba effect: why hot water freezes faster than cold