In 1923, Daylight Saving Time Was Actually Illegal In Some States

Americans in most states (but not all) will "spring forward" their clocks tonight. Most people know that Daylight Saving Time caught on as part of energy-saving efforts during World War I. But did you know clock-changing actually became illegal in some places once the war concluded? » 3/07/15 11:40am 3/07/15 11:40am

Brace Yourselves: 2015 Will Be One Second Longer Than Usual

In 2012, a leap second brought about a number of website outages all over the Internet. So brace yourselves, because the Paris Observatory has announced that June 30, 2015 will bring us another one. On that day, clocks will read 11:59:60 PM. » 1/07/15 1:30am 1/07/15 1:30am

Creepily Cute Skull-Shaped Clock Rolls Its Eyes To Tell Time

Clockmaker Fritz Oswald made novelty clocks with rotating eyeballs, with one eye displaying the hours and the other displaying the minutes. They can look cute or completely deranged depending on what time it is. » 1/03/15 2:00pm 1/03/15 2:00pm

Fall Back: Set Your Clocks Back One Hour on Sunday for Some Reason

Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 AM this Sunday, at which point most of the country will set their clocks back one hour for no real reason other than that our parents did it. We love us some ridiculous traditions. » 10/30/14 3:08pm 10/30/14 3:08pm

These Stylish Minimalistic Clocks Let You Tell Time With Flair

Bored with ordinary clocks that are just two hands spinning around a clock face or digital numbers glowing in the dark? These striking clocks use a variety of design elements and visual choices to convey minutes and hours. » 10/29/14 3:10pm 10/29/14 3:10pm

A Fascinating Timepiece, Engineered to Look Like Deep Space Nine

It's a breathtaking, intricate clock. And it's a sculpture of Star Trek's most famous space station. Called the "Starfleet Machine," this gorgeous item was created by famous Swiss watch designer L'Epée, with microengineering from the lab MB&F. » 3/31/14 8:45pm 3/31/14 8:45pm

At last, a decent explanation of the "leap second" phenomenon

Leap day comes around every four years (give or take a few), but just what is a leap second and why does it happen? This video explains the science behind our lost time. » 2/28/14 12:40pm 2/28/14 12:40pm

The Woman Who Kept Time

Back in the days before satellites beaming the time at our phones, finding the correct time was a challenge. Once the Industrial Revolution turned each hour into a billable hour, it was necessary to standardize time across a whole city. Enter Ruth Belville, a real-life Time, ah, Lady, who kept London on schedule. » 10/25/11 7:00am 10/25/11 7:00am