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Mysteries of the moment

Remember Ben Franklin’s words: “you may delay, but time will not.” On the other hand, some physicists are telling us that time may not exist to begin with. And anyway, since quantum mechanics is challenging causality itself, what impact could your actions possibly have? As we look deeper, time looks more elastic and less defined.

  • How Music Hijacks Our Perception of Time: A composer details how music works its magic on our brains, by Jonathan Berger
  • Why We Procrastinate: We think of our future selves as strangers, by Alisa Opar
  • Evolution, You’re Drunk: DNA studies topple the ladder of complexity, by Amy Maxmen
  • This issue also includes contributions from: Yvonne Bang, David P. Barash, Julian Barbour, Lee Billings, Amanda Gefter, Matthew Hutson, Zeeya Merali, George Musser, B.J. Novak, Luba Ostashevsky, Michael Segal, Max Tegmark, Igor Teper, and Tom Vanderbilt.