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  1. Today Is The Last Day Of The World Science Festival, Catch The Final Livestreams Right Here

    Get a little science on your Sunday.

    Today is the last day of the World Science Festival in Brooklyn! If you've missed out so far, don't worry - you can catch livestreams of the final events right here at 1pm, 4pm, and 5pm EDT.

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  2. Today In Mindf**k News: Light Does Not Experience Time

    Far oooooout, man.

    Every once in a while, science throws us a tiny factoid about the nature of time that makes us want to lie down on the floor and stop thinking thoughts for a while. You know, like how what we call "now" is actually 80 milliseconds in the past. Well, here's a new one for you: light photons don't experience time. Like, at all.

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  3. New Atomic Clock Is Most Accurate in the World, Sets a New Official U.S. Time Standard, Doesn’t Actually Tell Time

    You had one job!

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has unveiled the new NIST-F2 atomic clock. It is three times as accurate as its predecessor and will be used to as the new standard measure of one second in the United States—but it can't actually tell you what time it is.

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  4. “Leap Seconds” Are A Thing, This Video Will Explain It Before You Break Your Brain

    Aaauaagh maybe one happened in the time it took to read that headline!

    At this time of year many of us remember the elusive time unicorn that is February 29th, or leap day. But did you know there are "leap seconds" too?

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  5. In Case You Forgot That Time Is Relative, Here’s A Norwegian Bracelet To Annoy Remind You

    Time to get a watch

    Time for a new watch? Norwegian company Skrekstore has designed a "gender neutral bracelet" to remind us of the relativity of time, how fleeting our lives are, and annoy the crap out of everyone around us.

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  6. Health Insurance Telemarketers Programmed a Robot to Lie and Insist It’s Human

    No, guys. Teaching robots to lie is bad for our health. Way to go.

    We're not sure if we're more scared by a robot that tries to convince people it's human or by the fact that a company thought it was a good idea to fool people like that. A robot with a human voice that called itself "Samantha West" has been calling people in an effort to sell health insurance, because robots need their human slaves to be healthy.

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  7. Find Out Which State You Really Belong In With Time Magazine’s Online Quiz

    Spoiler alert: nobody belongs in Hawaii or Alaska. Womp womp.

    Do you feel out of place in your current state? Mind you, we mean the actual geographical state that you live in if you're a U.S. resident, not your emotional or psychological state. We can't help you with those. But according to a team of researchers from the University of Cambridge, the "American mood" differs depending on what part of the country you live in.

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  8. Dear North Americans: Don’t Set Your Clocks Back This Weekend

    Well, you can, but you'll just be really confused for a week.

    Even though we've been living this way for the past 6 years, it seems some people are confused about when Daylight Saving Time starts in North America. See, it's different, depending on what side of the Pond you live on - so ignore your British friends, and remember: we don't set our clocks back until next weekend.

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  9. Randall Munroe Finally Finishes His 3,099 Panel xkcd Magnum Opus “Time”

    Dang, yo. That's a lot of panels.

    Webcomics typically adhere to the classic newspaper funny pages formats of a either a single frame, or a few panels laid out in sequence, but they don't have to.  Online comics can have a limitless number of panels, or just be comprised of one big "Infinite Canvas." xkcd creator Randall Munroe finished a single massive story of the strip comprised of 3,099 panels, and Geekwagon put it all together in an easy to view slideshow/animation that's worth checking out.

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  10. Sadly Not The Onion: Glorious Leader Kim Jong Un Wins Time’s Person of the Year Poll

    You would think that, by now, traditional businesses would have learned not to offer online polls. The Internet can quickly become a hive of trolls, wreaking havoc in whatever way they can. Yet Time's reader poll for Person of the Year went up, same as always, and didn't even include rudimentary measures to prevent folks from abusing the voting system. Now that the vote has concluded, it's pretty clear that something went awry. Kim Jong Un, the glorious leader of North Korea, won.

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