Science of the Day: We Get an Extra Second in 2015

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You’ve heard of “leap years,” but what about “leap seconds?” The International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service (IERS) has announced that we will all be given an extra second of time at 11:59 pm and 60 seconds on June 30 of this year. This addition is necessary because the …

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Ebola Fighters are TIME’s ‘Person of the Year’ for 2014

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Unfortunately, Ebola seems to be topping a lot of year-end wrap-ups for 2014. The latest being TIME magazine, which has chosen a group of people as its “person of year:” the Ebola doctors and aid workers in Western Africa. Here’s their explanation according to the announcement: Ebola is a war, …

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Controversy of the Day: Time Wants to Ban the Word ‘Feminist’ in 2015

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Yasssss, you read that right. Along with a number of justifiably obnoxious, overused words and phrases like “literally,” “bae,” and “turnt,” Time’s fourth annual poll titled “Which Word Should Be Banned in 2015?” also includes the word “feminist.” The post clarifies the nomination as follows: “You have nothing against feminism …

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