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Time Travel Gets Abused and Overused in a Clip From the Sci-Fi Comedy Mega Time Squad

We love a good time travel movie, especially when it does something different and cool with the idea. And that’s exactly what happens in this exclusive clip from the upcoming sci-fi comedy Mega Time Squad. It shows time travel used and abused in ways that would be highly, highly problematic... if it was actually real. Read More >>

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The Birmingham Accent Still Exists in the Year 6,491

A time traveller has given an interview to paranormal YouTube specialist Apex TV, which hooked futuristic Brummie James Oliver up to a lie detector machine to see if his claims of being from the year 6,491 are true. And the crappy USB lie detector said yes. Read More >>

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5 Times That People Claimed to Be Real-Life Time Travellers

Time travel as we see it in movies—using DeLoreans, phone booths, hot tubs, and the like—obviously doesn’t exist. But throughout history, people have insisted that they somehow managed to do it. Though most of their wild tales were eventually disproven, the stories are still incredible. Here are five of the most memorable. Read More >>

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This Candidate for US President Claims He’s Travelled Through Time

If the current frontrunners in this year’s presidential race just don’t appeal to people, perhaps they would like to really think outside the box. Seattle lawyer Andrew Basiago is also running for president, as an independent. And he cites his extensive experience travelling through time as one of his strongest qualifications for office. Read More >>

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Four Sets of Identical Twins Stage a Time Travel Prank on New York’s Underground

Most riders of New York's subways are pretty blasé when panhandlers hit them up for cash between stations. When a panhandler announced he was collecting funds to build a time machine, riders chuckled at the odd request — until another man boarded the train and announced he was the inventor’s future self. He implored them not to give any money because time travel will ruin everything. Read More >>

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How Far Back in Time Could You Travel and Still Understand English?

Time travelling back into the past is almost always a bad idea. Everybody is racist, everything is dirty, and you’ll probably get some terrible disease and/or get stabbed with a sword that everyone is carrying but you. The world is generally dumber and worse off. And on top of that! You might not even be able to understand the English they’re speaking. Read More >>

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Fun Animation Celebrates 100 Years of General Relativity

Perhaps you’ve noticed some recent fuss over Albert Einstein and his famous general theory of relativity, which turned 100 years old this week. Who better to give you a glimpse into what the theory is all about than a Time Lord — the Tenth Doctor himself? Read More >>

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Why We Should Keep Trying to Time Travel

H.G. Wells coined the term "time machine" all the way back in 1895, just a decade before Einstein published his seminal paper on special relativity that would begin show how time travel is possible. The fascination with using technology to look into the past or the future hasn't faded in the last century. And as the thought experiment endures, you have to wonder: when will we finally do it — and why? Read More >>

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Yes, Time Travel is Possible

Time travel's been one of man's wildest fantasies for centuries. It's long been a popular trend in movies and fiction, inspiring everything from Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol to H.G. Wells's The Time Machine to the Charlton Heston shrine that is The Planet of the Apes. Read More >>

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Take a Sneak Peek Behind the Science of Interstellar

Wired just published a meaty feature on Kip Thorne and the science behind Interstellar. Thorne, one of the world's most celebrated theoretical physicists, worked with director Christopher Nolan to ensure that depictions of things like black holes and wormholes would be accurate in the film. And also spectacular. Read More >>

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A Brief History of Scientists Hunting for Time Travellers

Time travel is possible — or at least a lot of serious physicists say so. It's probably not possible to pull it off in a souped-up Delorean, but there are wormholes, Tipler cylinders, and other Einstein-inspired theories for how it could happen. Which raises the question: why haven't we met any visitors from another time? Read More >>

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Meet the Men Who Seriously Build Time Machines

Everyone wants to go back into time and see historical events or jump ahead to experience the future. It's human nature to wonder about tomorrow and reminisce about yesterday. We can't help it. But even though DeLoreans and Victorian open carriages and hot tubs have helped us imagine time travel, most of us are resigned to the fact that it's not going to happen. Some people aren't giving up. Read More >>

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Google Street View Now Lets You Travel Back in Time

Up until now, anyone hoping to time travel in Google Street View was more or less left at the mercy of the odd, serendipitous glitch. But starting today, Google is rolling out a new Street View feature that lets you travel back in time virtually anywhere. Read More >>

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Time Travellers Aren’t Using Facebook, Says Science

Given the option to travel back in time, most people generally would generally commit some combination of lottery fraud, evil dictator slaying, and otherwise trying to avoid disrupting the spacetime continuum. For the sake of science, though, two physicists are hoping that, no matter what you do, you at least find some time to tweet—so they can find you. Read More >>