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With a little help, water can freeze as it heats up

The Celsius scale is an elegant, simple system of measurement: water freezes at 0 degree Celsius and boils at 100 degrees C. (The actual definition of the scale is a bit more complex, involving the so-called triple point of water, but that's the general idea.) But chefs at high altitudes know that the simplicity of Celsius doesn't always hold—the higher your kitchen, the lower the boiling point of water...

February 4, 2010 — John Matson
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