Science: At a Quarter Past R

Global thinkers will have to use global time if they are ever going to keep their dates straight. The difficulty: the day starts at different hours for each of the world's 24 standard time zones; when it is after 5 p.m., March 31 in New York, it is already April 1 in Moscow. This week Count Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi, global-thinking president of the Pan-European Union, offered a solution to the Secretary General of the United Nations. He calls it UNO-time.

UNO-time is an alphabetical variation of Greenwich Civil Time, a global time system used by navigators since the adoption of the International Date...

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