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Week to Week News Quiz for 7/3/15

John Zipperer | Posted 07.03.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

While you wait for the Greek chorus to chime in on the Eurozone's future, take our latest Week to Week news quiz to see what else happened this week.

It's Time to Add More Than a Second

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 06.29.2015 | Business
Steve H. Hanke

To avoid clock drift, the world's computer clocks will gain an extra second at midnight Greenwich Mean Time, as June turns to July. This adjustment is necessary so that computer clocks can remain synchronized to Universal Time and to the time it takes the earth to rotate around the sun.

Can One (Leap) Second Change Your Life?

Martin Boroson | Posted 06.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Martin Boroson

For the leap second invites us to reflect on how we spend time. It gives us an opportunity to make every second count. And it invites us consider what we -- individually and collectively -- could accomplish with just one second of focused intention.

:01 Second to End Extreme Poverty

Justine Lucas | Posted 05.21.2015 | Impact
Justine Lucas

2015 is a year filled with tremendous opportunity to lift children, communities, and families out of extreme poverty and to make great strides in tackling climate change. It's also a year marked by a temporal rarity -- a leap second.

One Extra Second In 2015 Could Break The Internet

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 01.08.2015 | Technology

This June, scientists will add exactly one second to the clock, a seemingly minor alteration that could wreak havoc for computers and websites across ...

THIS WEEKEND: 'Leap Second' To Still World's Clocks

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 06.29.2012 | Science

WASHINGTON -- Saturday night will stretch longer by a second. A leap second. International timekeepers are adding a second to the clock at midnight u...

Why Is Summer So Early (June 20)?

Frank Morgan | Posted 08.17.2012 | Science
Frank Morgan

Both years are leap years (which by inserting an extra day makes summer arrive earlier), so that doesn't explain the difference. What's going on?

The Fate Of The Leap Second

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 03.20.2012 | Science

GENEVA (AP) — The leap second may live on for at least another three years. Once or twice a year, the leap second can be tacked on to...

LEAP SECOND: Adding A Second On For 2009

AP | RAPHAEL G. SATTER and JAMEY KEATEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

AT THE GREENWICH PRIME MERIDIAN, England — Just a second, 2009. It's going to take a little longer to say goodbye to the worst economic year sin...

'Leap Second' Will Correct The Clocks On December 31st

LiveScience.com | Andrea Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

On Dec. 31 this year, your day will be just a second longer. Like the more well-known time adjustment, the leap year, a "leap second" is tacked on to...