Losing the Language Wars
Does the language we use to describe watershapes matter? Eric Herman thinks so, but he also admits that as a long-time industry editor, he might care a bit too much. Should it be “infinity edge” or “vanishing edge”? Or should “spa” be replaced with “hot tub”? ...
What Makes Ice Slippery?
It might seem a silly question at first, but when stepping back and considering why ice is so slick, and poses such a hazard to us bipedal hominids in the form of slip-and-fall injuries, the answer is more nuanced and surprising than we initially think. ...
The Aquatic Quiz #31
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The Aquatic Quiz #30
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The Aquatic Quiz #29
Which U.S. President Swam Naked In the Potomac River Every Day?  
The Aquatic Quiz #28
CDC Reveals What Really Causes Cases of 'Red Eyes' in Swimmers  
The Aquatic Quiz #27
1965 Harvard Swimmers Defeat 2015 Swim Team in Relay Race!  
The Aquatic Quiz #26
Zoo Project: People Will Swim with Polar Bears and Live to Tell the Tale  
The Aquatic Quiz #25
Caroline the Black Lab Causes Pickup Truck to Plunge into Pool  
The Aquatic Quiz #24
Swimmers 'Make the Best Lovers' According to New British Study