The Spirit of Independence From a Scottish Perspective
"Unlike every other western country, the US retains a purpose greater than maintaining the comfort of its present circumstances. Highfalutin words such as liberty and progress have not been stripped of their meaning and - at its best - modern America still looks to the future with confidence, not trepidation, confident in its ability to stare destiny in the eye and not shirk from the challenges ahead.
This confidence can be disconcerting when first encountered but - as any honest survey of public opinion in eastern Europe or the world's remaining dictatorships will demonstrate - it is also inspiring."
Mystery of Melting Ice: Solved! ( sort of )
And here you thought hot things just made cold things melt. Not so fast, Buck Rogers.
Ya see, while it's true that warmer things jiggle around more and create some friction that causes melting no one could see the early stages of melting ice because atoms are tiny and, well, frozen in solid ice. Solution: make bigger atoms. Is it a perfect solution? Not really. In atoms, like anything else, size matters.
Next; solving the mystery of that pesky water molecule. Not the water molecule itself ... we get that ... but how it interacts with other water molecules. Get me started on that later.