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.
A more productive moment.
Managing our time means managing ourselves.
Nature gave us ten fingers, so it makes sense to count to ten. But what happens when we run out of fingers?
Why are there 60 minutes in an hour, and not 10? Why do we count up to 10, anyway? Quentin, age five, wants to know.
Even if alien life is never discovered, all is not lost.
Amy Adams in Arrival.
Learning languages rewires the brain and changes how we perceive time.
If people fall for Trump's idea that we live in a constant crisis, they'll never be able to think clearly enough to save themselves.
Time is fixed, but people experience hours, months and days in very different ways. One researcher has spent decades exploring this universal phenomenon.
Waiting area in Lagos, Nigeria.
Britons, Nigerians, Americans and Brasilians don't see time in the same way. These differences are explained by the history and constraints of each country.