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Step into the Twilight Zone: Day 36, Experiment Ends!

Tonight I will go to bed when I am tired, and tomorrow I will rise when I please: My Mars time experiment is over.For five weeks I’ve stayed put geographically, but my circadian rhythms have marched westward, advancing two-thirds of a time zone each morning to match the 24.65-hour day of our neighbor planet.

March 12, 2013 — Katie Worth

Step into the Twilight Zone: Day 25, or A Walk Through Santiago's Witching Hour

“The witching hour, someone had once whispered to her, was a special moment in the middle of the night when every child and every grown-up was in a deep deep sleep, and all the dark things came out from hiding and had the world all to themselves.” Roald Dahl, “The BFG,” about five minutes before the protagonist is kidnapped by a giant.As a kid I was obsessed with this idea of a witching hour, a time when, I imagined, every person living in my town, everyone I’d ever met and everyone they’d ever met, would be simultaneously asleep.

February 26, 2013 — Katie Worth

Step into the Twilight Zone: Day 1

Editor’s note: Researchers exploring Mars via rover and satellite have to adapt to the longer day on the Red Planet. Katie Worth, whose Can Earthlings Adapt to the Longer Day on Mars?

February 1, 2013 — Katie Worth
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Scientific American Health & Medicine

Scientific American Health & Medicine