A Brief History of Ancient Clocks

Clocks have been around for millennia. Today we see clocks in our homes and we take them for granted…but without these timekeeping machines, our lives would be exponentially harder, having to rely on nature’s ever-changing signals such as sunsets and sunrises. The sun’s movement is only an estimate of time, as seasons change the sun’s […]

The Doomsday Clock: What Is It?

The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists recently updated the Doomsday Clock to two and half minutes closer to midnight. Part of the board’s official statement reads: “The probability of global catastrophe is very high, and the actions needed to reduce the risks of disaster must be taken very soon.” But what is the Doomsday clock and […]