Spain Might Jump Time Zones To Stimulate Its Economy

If your economy isn't doing so well, just jump into another time zone. This is the strategy pursued by Samoa, for example, which rather dramatically leapt across the International Date Line back in 2011 in order to align its work-week more closely with its Pacific neighbors; and a more local version of this might be… » 2/18/14 10:40am 2/18/14 10:40am

How Many Clocks Did You Change Yourself For Daylight Savings?

I did the thing this morning. I woke up, looked at the clock, saw that it was time to get up, jumped out of bed even though the alarm on my phone hadn't gone off yet, started turning lights on, remembered daylight savings, checked the time on my phone, went back to sleep for an hour. Actually it was kind of nice. » 11/03/13 2:00pm 11/03/13 2:00pm

Flies See the World in Matrix-Style Slow Motion

If you've ever sat puzzling over a fly's ability to outmaneuver your swift slap of death almost every. single. time—puzzle no more. According to science, you're just measly Agent Smith to the bug's Neo; new research shows that a creature's perception of time is directly related to its size, meaning flies live in a… » 9/16/13 12:40pm 9/16/13 12:40pm

What Type Of Watch Do You Wear?

There's been a lot of talk about smart watches lately, but most of us aren't there yet. I wear the same analog watch every day. It tells time and looks kinda nice. I feel naked if I leave the house without it. Some people are all about digital options, either because they find them easier to read or because they want… » 9/15/13 2:06pm 9/15/13 2:06pm

It Takes Longer To Compose Texts That Have A Lie In Them

Most people lie. Whether it's once and a while or daily, everyone has to do their thing and sometimes lying seems like the best way to make it all work. But liars have tells, which can be just as important in life as in poker. And a new study suggests that people take longer to respond to texts when they're cooking up… » 9/08/13 9:19am 9/08/13 9:19am

Mathematician Designs a Time Cloak That Uses Just Light and Mirrors

You know what the futurists are always saying: Time cloaks are so cool but they're so complicated. And it's true! What were you expecting from a device that literally hides moments in time? A Northwestern mathematician has just shown, though, it doesn't have to be quite so hard after all. » 8/14/13 12:20pm 8/14/13 12:20pm

Hyper-Precise New Clock Could Redefine the Length of a Second

After the introduction of a new kind of atomic clock, the world's most expert timekeepers are considering making an update to how we measure a simple second. It would be more accurate, sure. But it would also force us rethink theoretical physics as we know it. » 7/09/13 2:32pm 7/09/13 2:32pm