It’s almost time to ‘spring forward.’
Washington, California and Florida are mulling a permanent switch to DST. Proponents say that doing so could improve health, save energy and prevent crime.
Studying craters on the moon can shed light on the Earth’s history.
Alex Parker, Southwest Research Institute
New research on craters on the moon sheds light about when and how often the moon and Earth have been bombarded by meteorites.
Distant stars above the ruins of Sherborne Old Castle, in the UK.
When you look up at the vastness of space you can see hundreds, thousands and even millions of years into the past.
Our obsession with busyness is about managing relationships – not just time.
From sun dials to atomic clocks, we still don't have a perfect time measuring device.
In a world of 24-hour news, night tubes and light pollution, does the traditional night time really still exist?
“We’re all mad here.”
"Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." To understand the universe, we need more Mad Hatter mathematicians.
Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day …
You might think you've made your day more efficient – but it can actually affect what you accomplish during your unstructured time.
In the Back to the Future movies, the DeLorean car was able to travel through time thanks to a flux capacitor.
Wikimedia/Oto Godfrey and Justin Morton
Physicists have designed an electrical component that breaks time-reversal symmetry. Not quite the time machine from Hollywood but it should help with communication technology and quantum computing.
New research shows childhood in Europe lasts on average until age 25, while old age starts at 60.
How long has this been here?
From genes to wounds, science is making it easier to establish the order of events in criminal cases.
Since the middle ages, scholars have been saying that our dates might be out by decades.
Unfortunately, there’s not an unlimited amount of daylight that we can squeeze out of our clocks.
The original arguments Congress made for 'springing ahead' have been thoroughly debunked. So why are they still being used by legislators today?
A clock designed to work for 10 millennia is being built – but what is the point of it?
Science fiction has a more important job to do – it allows us to see ourselves in a new light.
What time looks like in different cultures.
Lalin in Western Australia is ‘married turtle season’.
On Wangkumarra land, in the corner-country near the borders of Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia, stands an ancient stone arrangement. It has been placed to the side of a huge complex, rivalling…
Sunrise over Brisbane.
A solar day is a measure of how long it takes the Earth to rotate from one noon to the next, and today's summer solstice also happens to be the longest solar day of the year.
Make that winter dram an intellectual one.
Though not this obvious from the outside, plants are keeping time.
Precisely calibrated timekeepers are found in organisms from all domains of life. Biologists are studying how they influence plant/pathogen interactions – what they learn could lead to human medicines.