This year, women like Ashely Judd bravely spoke out against prominent men like Harvey Weinstein and started a movement that emboldened and inspired others to speak out against their respective Weinsteins.Read More
Time travel is more than just a far-fetched possibility—it's already a reality, in real life and in fiction.
Science fiction books, movies, and television shows get a lot of mileage out of driving their characters through space and time. In some cases, the hero manages to travel through both with the benefit of a Time and Relative Dimensions in Space (TARDIS) machine. You probably know that space travel is already a reality. But did you also know time travel is possible?Read More
TIME's neat feature lets you see what the Solar eclipse will look like from different zip codes around the United States.Read More
Idris Elba will team up this summer with 12 Years a Slave and American Crime producer John Ridley on Guerrilla, a six-part, London-set miniseries.Read More
"You need someone who's going to stand up for you. Someone who still doesn't believe in ATMs or emojis."
Upset that One Direction is taking a break? Of course you are. Bryan Cranston, Reggie Watts, and James Corden have formed M3n Not Boyz to fill the void and sing you their new hit single "I Can't Be Your Boy (Cuz I'm a Grown Man)."Read More
When this planet hits slightly slower rotation, you're going to see some serious shit.
Despite sounding like an extra course in a hobbit meal, leap seconds are a very real thing that cause us to change clocks and effectively time travel backwards a little bit every so often. Unfortunately, the Internet doesn't like time travel, no matter how many Doctor Who GIFs it contains.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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?Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Anyone with even the vaguest understanding of the theory of relativity knows that time isn't a fixed construct. How you experience time depends on what you're doing --whether you're sitting around, or moving at near light-speed. Your perception of time also depends on what you're doing in a more mundane way, like whether you're playing video games or sitting in a meeting. The TicTocTrac watch aims to help you learn more about that second kind of time warping. Also, like any good watch, it also tells time.Read More
One of our favorite YouTube channels that basically acts a public education service in the modern time of ridiculously short attention spans, MinutePhysics, is back and addressing how we use time as a measurement of physical distance. "But one second isn't a measurement of distance!" you might exclaim, already logging into your Disqus account to let the world know. Luckily for the world, MinutePhysics is here to explain, and not take up much of your time in the process.Read More
For the first time, an authorized Time cover has been created to promote a commercial product, which just so happens to be Activision's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. The cover, seen above, depicts a destroyed Wall Street with the headline "World Stands On The Brink," which, funnily enough, is exactly how Roger Ebert, noted video game naysayer, felt when he tweeted out that the first-ever authorized fake Time cover used to promote a commercial product just so happened to go to a video game, claiming that Time "sold its honor for a video game promotion" and it is "sad, sad, sad."Read More
In 1977, a 20 year old Sam Klemke started filming retrospectives for each year of his life. But that's not where this video begins, it begins in 2011 and then spirals backwards. Back, through HD, video, cellphones, questionable haircuts, film stock, and astro vans. It's an amazing journey, and remarkably touching. A humbling note: I wasn't born until 3:28 through this 6+ minute video. (Reddit via Petapixel)Read More