UPDATE – This coming Sunday morning, a lot of brains will be thrown out of whack, as the clocks shift forward by an hour in the earliest-ever return to Daylight Saving Time (DST). Even though the clock will say 8 a.m., it will feel like 7 a.m. to our brains and bodies?and that will leave many people feeling groggy or “not quite right” for a day or more. The Monday morning commute on the day after DST starts is especially hard, and is associated with a spike in sleepy-driving crashes.
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In our subscriber section, Whitley Strieber has recorded descriptions of experiences that may have involved time travel. Strieber comments that, “The closer we get to the moment a time machine is built, the clearer it will become that it is already interacting with us in our present.” Now physicist Ronald Mallett says not only will a time machine be built in this century, but also that the grandfather paradox, which would theoretically prevent one from doing something in one’s own past that would change one’s present, “won’t be an issue.” His explanation about this parallels what Whitley claims to have been told by time travelers just a few weeks ago.
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On Wednesday of this week, at two minutes and three seconds after 1:00 in the morning, the time and date will be: 01:02:03 04/05/06. That won’t ever happen again. You know what time it is: time to subscribe to unknowncountry.com. You need us but we need you too, so subscribe today!

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This is the time of year when the people in Greenwhich, England figure out what time it really is and adjust the time by a second or two. A sediment mainly made up of algae, which is affected by light and thus “records” the amount of sunlight, indicates that days are longer than they used to be, meaning the rotation of the Earth is slowing down. Astronomers say that during the early years of Earth’s existence, it took only six hours for our planet to make one complete rotation, which was the length of a single day.

Why is Earth slowing down? By melting some of the ice at the poles, global warming could be making Earth?s rotation speed up and our days shorter.

Art credit: http://www.freeimages.co.uk
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