Just like we have leap years, we’ve needed leap seconds to coordinate the earth’s real rotation time with our atomic clocks.
Why Changing to Standard Time Is Tough
Ranging from Amtrak train schedules to our health, changing to Standard Time and then back to Daylight Saving create a slew of consequences.
Why We All Need the Same Time
Whereas we moved from many time zones to four during the 19th century, now, with globalization, we should switch to coordinated universal time for everyone.
The Time Zone Changes That Massachusetts Might Make
Cows don’t like the switch to daylight saving time. A California organic dairy farmer said he enjoys the extra hour of light that starts in March. But his cows don’t. Because they are accustomed to a 2:00 a.m. milking regimen,…
What Most of Us Don’t Know About Daylight Saving Time
Always controversial, the idea of daylight saving time started with railroads standardizing time and continued with a Congressional mandate.
The Problems We Have With Being On Time
Decisions that relate to standardizing clock time and solar time, and global time zones create commercial negative and positive externalities.
The Unexpected Impact of Changing Times
Beyond less sleep, when we moved our clocks ahead last night, we created many unintended consequences. It all began during the 1880s when the railroads said that they should coordinate time. With railroad companies observing 52 different times and even…