Can standardized testing capture learning potential?

However much they are dreaded and bemoaned, standardized tests remain a big part of the education landscape. And for everyone concerned—test takers, educators and even the nation's employers—that's both boon and bane.

Cold War nuclear tests changed rainfall thousands of miles away

It's difficult to imagine quite how alarming it would have been for the world's meteorologists monitoring the atmosphere during the nuclear tests in the 1950s and early 60s. The radioactivity released in the Arctic and South ...

Grammar: Eventually the brain opts for the easy route

Languages are constantly evolving—and grammar is no exception. The way in which the brain processes language triggers adjustments. If the brain has to exert itself too much to cope with difficult case constructions, it ...

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