Later sunsets 'increase children's activity levels'
Moving the clocks forward by one extra hour all year in the UK could lead to children getting more exercise every day, say researchers. Their study of 23,000 children found that daily activity levels were 15% to 20% higher on summer days than winter days....
October 23, 2014
Kidnap gang cut off victim's finger and sent it to his family in £60000 ransom ...
A sadistic kidnap gang are facing lengthy jail sentences after cutting off their victim's finger and sending it to his family to force them to pay a £60,000 ransom. Damien Lowe, 26, was snatched off a Midland street at gunpoint by masked men and ...
December 8, 2014
Pink Sisters pray around the clock in St. Louis' battered College Hill ...
ST. LOUIS • During the day, the blocks surrounding the Mount Grace Convent seem to reflect the tranquility inside the cloister walls. With the exception of the hum of traffic on nearby Interstate 70 and the church bells that ring hourly, it's a quiet ...
February 19, 2013
Is time running out for the 'leap second'?
Leap seconds were introduced 40 years ago in response to atomic clocks, which are the most accurate timepieces known. Since atomic clocks rely on atomic radiation rather than sunlight to tell time, they inevitably outpace the gradually lengthening ...
January 17, 2012
Time for change? Campaigners call to stop the clocks going back this weekend
And many African and Asian countries (including China) keep their clocks as they are all year round. The US changes its clocks (a week after ours) except in Arizona, Hawaii, and five of its overseas territories. In Australia, daylight saving has caused ...
October 24, 2013
Connect a Million Minds on November 17
As I pointed out on Sunday, I think it's essential we excite kids about science. A lot of people think science is dry and boring, and that is utterly wrong: science is not boring, but it's often presented that way. So what do we do? cammww_logo One ...
November 15, 2010
Will China Win the Race to a Smarter Home?
Slowly, a soft light imitating the sunrise will brighten the room, followed by a voice urging you to rise and shine as another day begins. At the same time ... Off in the distance at a pre-set time, a clock will chime out, "7:00 am, time for breakfast."
August 11, 2015
Car Crush: Why American Writers and Artists Can’t Stop Loving the Automobile
To finance his escape, Eddie’s working a scam selling hot auto parts from the dealership ... ‘There, the bastards,’ said Julian, and smashed the clock with the bottom of the bottle, to give them an approximate time. It was 10:41.
August 4, 2015
Cycle stylist had to rush to get to Sturgis
To meet his deadline, he's been spending 12 to 14 hours a day at his shop, Xotic Customs, on the southwest edge of Lincoln. Spitsnogle and his crew were running out of clock last last week, trying to customize a Harley in time to haul it to the rally and ...
August 2, 2015
Auto Racing Capsules: Gordon seeks win in final season
Gordon failed to crack the top 15 in the first three races of the season for the first time in his illustrious career. He turned back the clock to his glory days when ... with much larger organizations. The day you can have a lone wolf and be successful ...
August 1, 2015
Lincoln shop customizes Harley bike for motorcycle rally
Not quite, not yet, at least not during a day in July. Spitsnogle and his crew were running out of clock, trying to customize a Harley in time to haul it to the motorcycle ... the wheels are leaning against the wall and the handmade fenders and saddlebags ...
August 1, 2015
At one o'clock on a bright blue Saturday afternoon ... disgorging the machines and parts and pit crews and tool boxes that will make this thing happen. It's race day. A thin lady with a husky voice, hair pulled back under an Acres cap, the crisp crease ...
July 30, 2015
Why Pendulum Clocks Sync Up?
WASHINGTON: The mystery about why pendulum clocks hanging from the same wall synchronize over time has been revealed, research showed. In 1665, Dutch physicist Christiaan Huygens, inventor of the pendulum clock, was lying in bed with a minor illness and ...
July 26, 2015