On this Monday morning exactly one year ago I arrived for work to be met by empty labs and offices. What was wrong? Had the Danish work ethic (arrive early, leave early) undergone a radical revision? Was it one of those public holidays that I only learnt about by chance? Curiously, on the corresponding Sunday morning two years ago my wife and I had arrived for brunch at a local restaurant to find locked doors. I am a slow learner, it seems. Once I had discovered what was going on (around an hour after I arrived too early to work!) I spent some time learning how to control time, so yesterday morning my smart phone was able to tell me that I was drinking coffee at 6.45. Naturally, I did not believe it! It turns out that phones are smart, scientists are not. And cows? Well, if Dmitry Medvedev is to be believed, "time changes cause stress and illness, and that’s not to mention the unhappy cows ... who don’t understand why the milkmaids come to them at a different time." Take note, smart phone manufacturers, there is a huge market out there!