Spinning Water Droplets That Seemingly Defy Physics – Video – NYTimes.com

Chinese researchers have discovered a new way to make water droplets spin, creating a potential new kind of hydropower.

Johnny Thompson, a Magician’s Magician, Is Dead at 84 – The New York Times

As the Great Tomsoni, he made audiences laugh and gasp. As a consultant, he showed other magicians how to get the most out of a trick.