The political yack is warming up and should hit the boiling point by early evening. Cooler heads may want to take a break to watch a PBS show on the pursuit of Absolute Zero, which is much more interesting than what we’re likely to see on CNBC, FOX, etc. Here’s the lede from my review for Bloomberg:
(Bloomberg) — With winter upon us, it’s a perfect time for “Absolute Zero,'’ a fascinating two-part PBS series on the upside of extreme cold.
Down at the very bottom of the thermometer — where temperatures dip to about minus 460 degrees Fahrenheit — light slows to “bicycle speed'’ while liquids defy gravity and flow upward. Numbsville to be sure, yet ultra-cold environments may yield benefits every bit as important as the harnessing of heat.