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Travels through time

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Science  13 Jan 2017:
Vol. 355, Issue 6321, pp. 138
DOI: 10.1126/science.aal2864

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Time is what everybody agrees the time is," a researcher says a few pages into Why Time Flies: A Mostly Scientific Investigation. It sounds like something the Mad Hatter might have said in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. But it's the truth. Time is such a fundamental part of modern life that sometimes we forget how it insinuates itself into everything that we do. In this, his second book, New Yorker staff writer Alan Burdick deftly counts the ways