75 Years On, the Doomsday Clock Keeps Ticking

75 Years On, the Doomsday Clock Keeps Ticking

On Thursday, as Bulletin members celebrate the clock’s 75th anniversary, they will update the time again, when it could tick slightly toward or away from the apocalypse.“The Doomsday Clock has been called the most iconic piece of graphic art of the 20th century, and I think it’s proving to be as powerful in the 21st.

Here's Every Good Black Friday Deal on Amazon Devices—So Far

Here's Every Good Black Friday Deal on Amazon Devices—So Far

The New Echo Dot for $29 ($21 off): Amazon recently updated the Echo Dot, and there are two models, this one and the one with a clock (see the next deal).

Want to Slow Down Time? Use a Really Slow Clock

Want to Slow Down Time? Use a Really Slow Clock

Now, Thrift is back with Moon, a clock that measures one lunar cycle with each revolution.Scott Thrift's new Moon clock indicates the current phase of the lunar cycle.“We already have timepieces that show us how to be on time,” Thrift says.

Lenovo's Nightstand-Friendly Smart Clock Is Now Only $50

Lenovo's Nightstand-Friendly Smart Clock Is Now Only $50

Lenovo's Smart Clock can do almost anything that other Google Assistant devices can do, but it has a smaller 4-inch display (nightstand-sized) and has a nice fabric cover to blend in with your aesthetic.

The 15 Best Weekend Deals on Tablets, TVs, Laptops, and More

The 15 Best Weekend Deals on Tablets, TVs, Laptops, and More

Whether you're looking for more options for Dad or something for yourself, today we've rounded up the best deals we could find this weekend, including a heck of a lot of discounted gear from Apple and Amazon.

The New Math Bridge Beyond Fermat’s Last Theorem

The New Math Bridge Beyond Fermat’s Last Theorem

Yet in the middle of the 20th century, mathematicians started uncovering deep relationships between them, and by the early 1970s, Robert Langlands of the Institute for Advanced Study had conjectured that Diophantine equations and automorphic forms match up in a very specific manner.

The Doomsday Clock Moves Closer Than Ever to Midnight

The Doomsday Clock Moves Closer Than Ever to Midnight

These weapons "will severely limit response times available to targeted nations and create a dangerous degree of ambiguity and uncertainty, at least in part because of their likely ability to carry either nuclear or conventional warheads," the board members noted.

Science Explains Why We Should All Work Shorter Hours in Winter

Science Explains Why We Should All Work Shorter Hours in Winter

If our body clocks are out of sync with our waking—and working—hours, shouldn’t we be tweaking our office hours to help improve our mood?“If our body clock is saying it wants us to wake up at 9:00, because it's a dark winter's day, but we're getting ourselves up at 7:00—then we are missing out on a complete sleep phase,” says Greg Murray, professor of psychology at Swinburne University, Australia.

Big's Backyard Ultra and the Rise of Women Endurance Stars

Big's Backyard Ultra and the Rise of Women Endurance Stars

On Monday evening, Maggie Guterl and Will Hayward set out for the 60th time on a 4-mile loop through the hickory-covered hills of central Tennessee.It was dark and rainy on day three of the Big’s Backyard Ultra, a running race of fiendish design.

RIP Dashboard, the MacOS Feature I Don't Want to Live Without

RIP Dashboard, the MacOS Feature I Don't Want to Live Without

It launched with 14 basic options developed by Apple, including Weather, Dictionary, World Clock, Calendar, and Calculator widgets.I could type little notes on my Stickies, glance at the Calendar or Weather widget, use the Calculator, or find out why my laptop fan was going crazy.

Apple’s Biggest WWDC Announcements in Two Minutes or Less

Apple’s Biggest WWDC Announcements in Two Minutes or Less

iOS 13: New and faster phone operating system with dark mode, redesigned reminders and Maps, and a new "sign in with Apple" option that won't share your personal data like signing in with things like Facebook or Google might.

It’s Not Quite Doomsday o’Clock—But It Should Be

It’s Not Quite Doomsday o’Clock—But It Should Be

Each January, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists greets the new year with a readout of its Doomsday Clock, an allegorical timepiece created in 1947 to illustrate our species’ proximity to the apocalypse.

No GPS? A DIY Radio Transmitter Can Help You Navigate

No GPS? A DIY Radio Transmitter Can Help You Navigate

That's the premise of the book How to Invent Everything: A Survival Guide for the Stranded Time Traveler, by Ryan North.Without getting into the nitty-gritty details, it gives you the general idea of how things like an electric motor or wifi work. If you can build a radio transmitter, you won't need a clock.

How Our Biological Clock Could Dictate Medical Treatments

How Our Biological Clock Could Dictate Medical Treatments

(The gold-standard test, the dim light melatonin onset assay, or DLMO for short, involves closely monitoring a patient's melatonin levels by sitting them in a dimly lit room and collecting their spit or blood every 30 minutes for a day or more.) And second, it's not always easy or practical to tell which therapies would benefit most from optimally timed administration.This week, researchers announced advances that confront both those issues: A simple blood test that researchers say could help infer a person's circadian rhythm, and a database of clock genes that encode targets for thousands of existing drugs.