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  • The age of the Universe depends on your perspective, expert suggests

    Scientists think they have a pretty good idea of how old the Universe is, but its age can depend on exactly where you are in it. Because of the time it takes for light to travel, observers on a planet other than Earth could well come up with a different calculation.

  • Seeing quantum motion; even one day ripples in the fabric of space-time?

    Consider the pendulum of a grandfather clock. If you forget to wind it, you will eventually find the pendulum at rest, unmoving. However, this simple observation is only valid at the level of classical physics–the laws and principles that appear to explain the physics of relatively large objects at human scale. However, quantum mechanics, the underlying physical rules that govern the fundamental behavior of matter and light at the atomic scale, state that nothing can quite be completely at rest.

  • Four-Day School Week Can Improve Academic Performance, Policy Study Finds

    Shortening the school week to four days has a positive impact on elementary school students’ academic performance in mathematics, according to researchers at Georgia State University and Montana State University.

    The researchers found a four-day school week had a statistically significant impact on math scores for fifth-grade students, while reading scores were not affected.