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“Mad scientist and mixologist” Dave Arnold works on a cocktail

I watched as Dave Arnold, mad scientist and mixologist, combined an equal quantity of alcohol with water. The result was bizarre: the volume of the two liquids contracted and the temperature rose. Why? Arnold waved his hands about as the scientists in the room scribbled equations. “It’s too fricking complicated!” Arnold lectures Harvard undergraduates as a visiting chef for the heavily over-subscribed “Science and Cooking”…

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