“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.”—Albert Einstein. Today would have been his 133rd birthday.
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HuffPost Science’s Cara Santa Maria dons a special suit created by MIT scientists to simulate 50 years of added age, plus a few illnesses. We gotta say, watching Cara struggle to make her way around NYC and the HuffPost newsroom in this suit is pretty priceless.
"Don’t know much about science" may be a good description of many students in U.S. public schools, at least if you’re swayed by a new report issued by The Fordham Institute.
The report, The State of State Science Standards 2012, indicates that K-12 science standards of most U.S. states are mediocre at best - with only 13 states getting an A or B and 38 receiving a grade of C or lower.