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Adjusting back to standard time is easy for most of us and can happen in one or two days. Adjusting back to standard time is easy for most of us and can happen in one or two days. jamelah e./Flickr

Spring forward, fall back: how daylight saving affects our sleep

Daylight saving time ends this weekend in most states and territories (barring Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory), meaning we’ll turn our clocks back by one hour on Sunday morning…
The way we measure time is out of date. The way we measure time is out of date. Hani Amir

The hour’s final hour – it’s time for the decimal day

Australia gave up years ago on the prehistoric systems of gallons, miles and pounds. But like the rest of the world, we cling like apes to hours, minutes and seconds. What fundamental law of the universe…
Our understanding of how people’s minds perceive time is still rudimentary. Our understanding of how people’s minds perceive time is still rudimentary. numb3r

Tick, tock, where’s your brain’s clock?

Our perception of time is something we take for granted. It drags. It goes too fast. It’s always there in the background, ticking away. But the means by which we measure, interpret and remember the flow…
PM Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi has plenty of time on his hands. PM Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi has plenty of time on his hands.

It’s just a jump to the east: Samoa tows the international time line

Samoa’s prime minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi has announced plans to shift the International Date Line to the east – a move that will see the Pacific nation divided from its near neighbour, American…
We’ve got the time, if you’ve got the theory. We’ve got the time, if you’ve got the theory. h.koppdelaney/Flickr

Explainer: the fifth dimension

By now we’re used to the idea that the world has four dimensions: three spatial and one temporal. But what if there were a fifth dimension – what would that dimension look like, and how would it relate…
Is our understanding of time a “stubbornly persistent illusion”? Is our understanding of time a “stubbornly persistent illusion”? xenob/Flickr

Time is but a dream … or is it?

One thing most of us know about time is that there isn’t enough of the stuff, and that the problem is getting worse. “Too swiftly now the Hours take flight,” as the English poet Austin Dobson (1840-1921…

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