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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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EPA Delays Renewable Fuel Mandate

Utilities / Energy : Environmental Management & Energy News (2 hours ago)

The EPA on Friday delayed finalizing the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard until next year. The rule tells refiners how much biofuels must be blended into the US fuel supply. Last year the agency proposed reducing the amount of ethanol b... Read Post

Why Leap Years Don't Happen Every 4 Years

Academics / General Science : Science & Health from Newser (3 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

Amazon's crazy pre-Black Friday sale is live right now - NEW DEALS EVERY 10 MINUTES!

Technology / Gadgets : BGR (Boy Genius Report) (54 minutes ago)

Black Friday is the biggest shopping event of the year each year, but only rookies actually wait until the day after Thanksgiving to start taking advantage of big Black Friday sales. We have shared everything you need to know about ... Read Post


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