In the run-up to the year 2000, Gianni Motti made and set going the “Big Crunch Clock”, a digital clock with twenty numerals: five billion years calculated to a tenth of a second. The work counts the time separating the sun from its explosion (the “big crunch”) backwards. A bigger one has been installed in the Palais de Tokyo since 1999
A new study linking the risk of autism with a father’s advancing biological age may have left older fathers-to-be feeling doomed, but there are factors that play into autism risk including diet, exercise, and stress -- in both the mother and the father. A Massachusetts General Hospital autism expert provides advice.