Lasers, Timekeeping, and the OJ Simpson Trial

New laser technology might enable more accurate timekeeping and revised definitions of measurements of time. Somehow, there's a connection to an infamous murder trial.

Daylight Saving in the Time of Corona

Daylight saving time is good for public health—except during a pandemic.

Yukon Refuses to Fall Back; Maryland Falls Out of Line

This small Canadian territory does what no mere United State can do.

How to Periodize History: 2020 and the Decade Dilemma

Does 2020 begin a new decade? To answer this question we must consult the Pope, the Kaiser, the census, a hockey player, and ISO 8601.

What the Royal Astronomical Society in 1884 Tells Us About Python Today

The plainly wrong behavior of a ubiquitous Python library echoes a British astronomical report from 1884.