Ancient tables reveal that the Earth's spin becomes slower by 1.8 milliseconds every year, a finding that would show that the spin became slower by 2.3 milliseconds based on the numbers calculated by modern scientists. It has been found that the time it takes for the Earth to rotate about its axis takes more than a millisecond longer every year. It has also been found that this is attributed to the friction created by tides.
Are you always running out of time? Celestial records that expanded over the last 3,000 years show that Earth's spin is slowing down, making our days on the planet 7 days longer over the past two and a half millennium.
A new clock is designed to count down a person’s remaining days aboveground.
A look at what happens to the human body while scaling Mount Everest, 29,029 Feet Above Sea Level.
We've all heard the old adage "you are what you eat," but now a new study shows that when you eat might be just as important.
The Paris Observatory, home of the "Lords of Time," as they are often called, has determined that on June 30 of this year, all clocks will be asked to "hold their breath" for a single second so that Earth's rotation can catch up to the digital read. So why exactly do we have to do this? And just what is a "second" anyways?