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Prague's astronomical clock has marked time since the 15th century. Legend holds that local officials ordered the maker of this famous timepiece blinded to prevent him from duplicating his great achievement elsewhere. (Uko Jesita/iStock International)

Time for a Change

One professor's mission to revise the calendar


Whether the rest of the world agrees is another story. After all, why should we want to change something that has worked so well for centuries? The answer is a no-brainer, says the professor. It would simplify everyone's life, especially his.


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