Need an excuse for showing up late to work?  No problem – just tell your boss that according to scientists, time doesn’t actually exist.

Believe it or not, this is a hot topic of debate among quantum physicists – one centered around the concept of ‘loop quantum gravity’.
Researcher Sam Baron says the idea of quantum gravity seems to “remove time as a fundamental aspect of reality”.

However, just because it can’t be explained by science doesn’t mean it’s not real.  As Baron writes, “Theories of physics don’t include any tables, chairs, or people, and yet we still accept that tables, chairs, and people exist.”