Archive: 06/5/2008

Where mathematics and astrophysics meet

The mathematicians were trying to extend an illustrious result in their field, the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra. The astrophysicists were working on a fundamental problem in their field, the problem of gravitational ...

Jun 05, 2008 4.6 / 5 (36) 2

Probing Question: Are water wars in our future?

Schoolkids know that over 70 percent of Earth's surface is washed in water. Yet very little of that abundance — less than two percent — is available for drinking and agriculture. Over the last 50 years, moreover, freshwater ...

Jun 05, 2008 4.2 / 5 (18) 1