The scientific feud that ended in an execution

There have been a few famous feuds in science history, but there's only been one that left a scientist headless. Unfortunately for all of history, in this case, the better scientist lost. That's politics for you. » 6/28/13 12:40pm 6/28/13 12:40pm

The Short, Strange History of Decimal Time

For thousands of years, we've divided days into 24 hours, hours into 60 minutes, and minutes into 60 seconds. But why do we have to do that? Here's the story of the one gloriously failed attempt to decimalize time. » 2/17/12 1:43pm 2/17/12 1:43pm