Astronomy and Space

Go Ahead and Sleep In … You Have Extra Time

Does it feel as if time moves more rapidly as you get older? Cheer up, because that is a scientifically-proven myth. In reality, the days are getting longer. Due to the slowing of the earth’s rotation, days grow longer by about 1.7 milliseconds every century.


Human Memory Began on Thursday, July 6, 1189

“Time immemorial.” That’s the term we use to describe anything that has been around for so long that no one knows when it started. It is older than human memory. It refers to how long we have had the practice of greeting each other by shaking hands. It describes the amount of time since the…

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Does the Way Music is Tuned Explain Why the World is a Mess?

Welcome, Dear Reader. How are you doing? Are you having a good day? Did you have a nice time during the holidays? Gee, that’s wonderful. You obviously did not spend those hours trying to decipher the physics and psychology of musical theory or navigating through the inane prattling of conspiracy theory blogs that seek to…

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France’s Brief Experiment With Decimal Time

Much to our dismay, we came across the information for this article a few days too late to wish you a Happy Manure Day. Not to despair — December 28 will roll around again. Of course, if you are already in the habit of observing Manure Day in your home, you already have the date…

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