The Beginning, the End, and the Funny Habits of our Favorite Ticking Force.

The Beginning, the End, and the Funny Habits of our Favorite Ticking Force. 1 “Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so,” joked Douglas Adams in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Scientists aren’t laughing, though. Some speculative new physics theory theories suggest that time emerges from a more fundamental—and timeless—reality. 2 Try explaining that when you get to work late. The average U.S. city commuter loses 38 hours a year to traffic delays. 3 Wonder why you have to set your clock ahead in March? Daylight Saving Time began as a joke by Benjamin Franklin, who proposed waking people...

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