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Why Is There a Leap Year?

Really, the question should be: why aren’t there even more leap years? Let me start with the basics. A Year What is a year? To a child, this maybe defined as the “the time I must wait until the next Christmas”. Perhaps a better definition would be: Year: The time it takes the Earth to [...]
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Defining Evolution

Academics / Biology : Migrations (5 years ago)

As Larry Moran noted with his question 2+ years ago, “What is Evolution?”, there’s a lot of confusion in the general public about what evolution is, and most people who object to it cannot define it. Perhaps the most definitive defi... Read Post

The Giant Leap Mankind Must Take Again

Society & Culture : Huffington Post: Impact Blog (2 days ago)

Forty-five years ago this week, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took "one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." It was mankind at its best. And this week, that momentous news story was at the end of the Nightly News, becau... Read Post

Why Leap Years Don't Happen Every 4 Years

Academics / General Science : Science & Health from Newser (2 years ago)

Why do we have leap years? Basically, to ensure that there's a better chance you'll see snow on Christmas than falling leaves. "If we didn't have leap years, our calendar would be totally scrambled," explains a worker at America's t... Read Post


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