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Building A Better Clock With Quantum Physics : Short Wave : NPR

Conceptual artwork of quantum entanglement, one of the consequences of quantum theory. Two particles will appear to be linked across space and time, with changes to one of the particles (such as an observation or measurement) affecting the other one.

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Conceptual artwork of quantum entanglement, one of the consequences of quantum theory. Two particles will appear to be linked across space and time, with changes to one of the particles (such as an observation or measurement) affecting the other one.

Mark Garlick/Getty Images/Science Photo Libra

Imagine building a better clock — with entangled atoms. Sound difficult? Not for Monika Schleier-Smith, associate professor of physics at Stanford University and 2020 MacArthur Fellow.

Schleier-Smith studies quantum mechanics, the theory that explains the nature of really small things: atoms, photons, and individual particles (e.g. electrons). Quantum mechanics is responsible

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Murder Hornet Eludes Washington State Scientists : NPR

The Washington State Department of Agriculture team tracked the Asian giant hornet for about an hour earlier this month, before losing her signal in a forest.

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The Washington State Department of Agriculture team tracked the Asian giant hornet for about an hour earlier this month, before losing her signal in a forest.

Courtesy of the Washington State Department of Agriculture

Researchers have lost track of an Asian giant hornet they were following — a stinging setback in the pursuit to eradicate an invasive species that threatens to decimate North American bee populations.

Washington state officials said this week that they had successfully trapped a live giant hornet, also known as the “murder hornet,” and fitted a tracking device to its belly using dental floss. But not long after they released

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Trump Vs. Biden On Education Policy, Student Loans : NPR

Read President Trump's and Democratic nominee Joe Biden's education policies.

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Read President Trump's and Democratic nominee Joe Biden's education policies.

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Key priorities

Joe Biden

  • Make public colleges, historically Black colleges and universities, and minority-serving institutions tuition-free for families making less than $125,000.
  • Make two years of community college and training programs tuition-free.
  • Cancel $10,000 of every American’s student debt and revise the current loan repayment system.
  • Establish universal prekindergarten.
  • Read details of Biden’s plans below.

Donald Trump

Biden’s plans for education

Biden is advocating to make public colleges and universities tuition-free for students with family incomes under $125,000. He links this proposal to the 2017 College for All Act, legislation introduced by Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Rep. Pramila Jayapal of Washington state.

Biden also wants to extend the 2017 proposal to include private historically Black colleges and universities and minority-serving institutions. The plan would allocate $70 billion toward those institutions to advance and expand facilities, educational and technological infrastructure and

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Education : NPR

Education : NPR

Education We’ve been to school. We know how education works. Right? In fact, many aspects of learning — in homes, at schools, at work and elsewhere — are evolving rapidly, along with our understanding of learning. Join us as we explore how learning happens.

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No Caps, No Gowns: For Many In The Class Of 2020, Commencement Is Called Off

ABC Little School in Los Angeles now closes Fridays for deep cleaning to help protect children and workers from the coronavirus.

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With Schools Closed, Kids With Disabilities Are More Vulnerable Than Ever

The Biggest Distance-Learning Experiment In History: Week One

The U.S. Capitol building on March 25, the same day the Senate

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Science : NPR

Science : NPR

Science The latest health and science news. Updates on medicine, healthy living, nutrition, drugs, diet, and advances in science and technology. Subscribe to the Health & Science podcast.

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