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.
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.
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.
2016 has been a long year, but it'll be made slightly longer care of a leap second. But why do we need such things?
Healthy Australians slide into extreme inactivity and poor dietary choices over a just a few years of feeling time poor and rushed in their daily lives.
An instant likely feels different to a person, or a redwood, or a gnat. What's infinitely small for one might be a whole lifetime for another – and that scale influences the choices we make.
There are few things Americans like more than lists and money, but ranking philanthropists on the monetary size of their giving distorts our understanding of generosity, argues one ethicist.
As the years advance, time flies faster. Here's why.
A philosophical assessment of the latest Star Trek films demonstrates their sophistication.
Understanding why time seems to speed up under certain conditions could reveal when we really feel responsible for our actions.
Measuring time is a crucial part of navigation – particularly in space, where exacting precision is called for. The DSAC is poised to make a change that will aid future deep space missions.
From sundials to atomic clocks, a journey through the way humans have measured time.
A podcast on time: telling it, perceiving it, doing it and travelling through it.
DeLillo's latest novel dwells on the implications of accelerating technology – including the practice of freezing dead bodies in the hope that one day, they could become immortal.
It involves shifting calendars, greedy governments – and the Pope.
We will get an 'extra' day this year, February 29. Where do these quadrennial liberties with our calendar originate?
It is possible – with just a couple of awkward provisos.