Traditionally speaking, crystals — like salt, sugar or even diamonds — are simply periodic arrangements of atoms in a three-dimensional lattice. Credit: © MovingMoment / Fotolia Harvard physicists have created a new form of matter — dubbed a time crystal — which could offer important insights into the mysterious behavior of quantum systems. Traditionally speaking,

Type I landslides on Ceres are relatively round, large and have thick “toes” at their ends. They look similar to rock glaciers and icy landslides in Earth’s arctic. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA, taken by Dawn Framing Camera Massive landslides, similar to those found on Earth, are occurring on the asteroid Ceres. That’s according to a new study

To better understand how age impacts random behavior, researchers assessed more than 3,400 people aged 4 to 91 years old. Credit: © patpitchaya / Fotolia People’s ability to make random choices or mimic a random process, such as coming up with hypothetical results for a series of coin flips, peaks around age 25, according to

Domestic horses form the center of nomadic life in contemporary Mongolia. Credit: Photo: P. Enkhtuvshin According to new research, nomadic horse culture — famously associated with Genghis Khan and his Mongol hordes — can trace its roots back more than 3,000 years in the eastern Eurasian Steppes, in the territory of modern Mongolia. The study,

Mapping a lake by GPS positioning and depth sounder by boat is very time-consuming, therefore the researchers decided to use a theory driven approach in the study. Credit: David Seekell What is the volume of water in lakes on Earth? Using a mathematical analysis, researcher David Seekell, at Umeå University in Sweden, and his American

Children improve at math when instruction engages their own bodies, a new study says. Image credit: Flickr/Jan Tik Children improve at math when instruction engages their own bodies. This is one of the findings from a recent study coming from the University of Copenhagen’s Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports. The results also document that

Image credit: Flickr/wahousegop Children from low-income families are at substantial risk in terms of their social-emotional and academic skills at school entry, with fewer than half considered ready for school at age 5. A new study has found that infants and toddlers from low-income families who attended a high-quality center-based early education program do better

Later start times could help Canadian teens’ grades and health, research indicates.Credit: Image courtesy of McGill University Later start times could help Canadian teens’ grades and health, research indicates Delaying school start times could help Canadian teenagers sleep better — giving them a better chance for success, according to McGill University researchers. In a study

Telling someone else about what you’ve learned is a really effective way for students to study instead of just re-reading the textbook or class notes. Image Credit:Flickr/masaisrael Students who get information, then re-tell it to someone immediately, recall it better — and longer, study finds Students who are given information and tell someone about it

Ability grouping places students of similar skills and abilities in the same classes. Image Credit: Flickr/breadfortheworld Schools should use both ability grouping and acceleration to help academically talented students, reports a new Northwestern University study that examined a century of research looking at the controversial subject. Ability grouping places students of similar skills and abilities

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