Tag: Leap Year

2016 Set To Be A Long Year: Leap Second To Be Added To World's Clocks On New Year's Eve

The IERS, which keeps track of the world's time, announced that a leap second will be added on New Year's eve. Here's why.

Feature | Science July 8, 2016

Spring Is Coming: Vernal Equinox Happens March 20 And Here's What You Need To Know

Researchers estimate that the vernal or spring equinox this year will begin at its earliest date since 1896. This is because the tropical year, which is based on the number of consecutive March equinoxes, does not have an even number of days, unlike the common calendar.

Animals March 17, 2016

Neil deGrasse Tyson Ruins Leap Day With A Tweet

The famous astrophysicist and Twitter-user took to social media to debunk the myths surrounding Leap Day, which occurs today.

Movies/TV Shows February 29, 2016

Leap Day Babies Prepare For Their Rare Birthdays

This year, leap day babies can have their cakes and eat it too! Here's how leap day babies prepare for their rare birthdays on Feb. 29.

Society February 27, 2016

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