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.