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01

Mar

How to waste time wellUnproductive time can actually be good for your brain — and your stress levels.

How to waste time well
Unproductive time can actually be good for your brain — and your stress levels.

22

Jan

Mystery solved: Why clocks seem to stop ticking the second you look at themIt turns out that the perception of time passing is as much in our heads as it is a part of reality.

Mystery solved: Why clocks seem to stop ticking the second you look at them
It turns out that the perception of time passing is as much in our heads as it is a part of reality.

08

Oct

'Death' wristwatch calculates when you will die, then starts counting downWould you want to know the exact moment you were going to die? Tikker, a new wristwatch, will countdown to your death.

'Death' wristwatch calculates when you will die, then starts counting down
Would you want to know the exact moment you were going to die? Tikker, a new wristwatch, will countdown to your death.

10

Jul

How the Earth’s 6-year twitch changes day lengthThe ‘geomagnetic jerks’ were first discovered in the late 1960s and may be responsible for altering the length of a day by milliseconds.

How the Earth’s 6-year twitch changes day length
The ‘geomagnetic jerks’ were first discovered in the late 1960s and may be responsible for altering the length of a day by milliseconds.

18

Jun

Atomic clock to become even more accurateNew optical atomic clocks could be 100 times more precise than the current microwave-based ones.

Atomic clock to become even more accurate
New optical atomic clocks could be 100 times more precise than the current microwave-based ones.

20

Apr

8 scientists named to TIME’s 100 influential people list
Science was well represented this year in the TIME 100 — find out which scientists were named among the most influential people of 2013.

8 scientists named to TIME’s 100 influential people list

Science was well represented this year in the TIME 100 — find out which scientists were named among the most influential people of 2013.

11

Jan


 Simplest clock yet? Single atom tells time 



The new device to measure time could help lead to a radically new way to define mass.
The new device to measure time could help lead to a radically new way to define mass.

10

Jan


 Einstein was right: Space-time is smooth, not foamy 



Scientists traced the journey of photos from a gamma-ray burst that originated 7 billion light years away to determine the shape of space-time.
Scientists traced the journey of photos from a gamma-ray burst that originated 7 billion light years away to determine the shape of space-time.

26

Nov

Subatomic particles have a fuzzy sense of timeCertain particles processes have a preferred direction of time when it comes to altering their charges.

Subatomic particles have a fuzzy sense of time
Certain particles processes have a preferred direction of time when it comes to altering their charges.

11

Nov

Curiosity team switches from Mars time to Earth timeBeing on the Martian clock, which changed every few days relative to Earth time, created a sense of chronic jet lag for NASA employees.

Curiosity team switches from Mars time to Earth time
Being on the Martian clock, which changed every few days relative to Earth time, created a sense of chronic jet lag for NASA employees.