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The Awesomeness of the Universe and Other Sciencey Things Your Kids Probably Aren't Learning

by Abby Zimet

Talk about your theory of relativity. Last month, 68 Nobel-winning scientists  wrote an open letter to Obama endorsing his commitment to investing in science "to continue America’s proud legacy of discovery and invention,” particularly in contrast to Romney's plan to slash those investments. Now a   new, entertaining video message to Obama laments that most high school physics courses end in 1865 - when a computer was a person figuring out taxes - and urges him and his Department of Education to focus more on atoms, photons, quarks, chaos and other awesome stuff.

"You know what can happen in 150 years, Mr. President? A lot."