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Getting High on Physics

Photo: Nepalnews.com, 2006 © Mercantile Communications Pvt. Ltd.

You’re probably thinking this picture must be faked, because who in the world would carry a protest sign saying “We Want to Study Physics?” Students in the mountain kingdom of Nepal, that’s who. Last December, a group of students demonstrated in front of Nepal’s Ministry of Education and Sport, demanding greater access to physics classes, which apparently is severely limited. APS News has not been able to find out whether the protest resulted in satisfaction of the students’ demands. For those who doubt the authenticity of this picture, a video version is available at http://www.nepalnews.com/nepalnewsvideo/

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