sciencehabit writes: It's the sort of abstract puzzle that keeps a scientist awake at night: Can you predict how three objects will orbit each other in a repeating pattern? In the 300 years since this "three-body problem" was first recognized, just three families of solutions have been found. Now, two physicists have discovered 13 new families. It's quite a feat in mathematical physics, and it could conceivably help astrophysicists understand new planetary systems.
Top Ten Things Overheard At The ANSI C Draft Committee Meetings:
(8) I'm on the committee and I *still* don't know what the hell
#pragma is for.